Among my finest girlfriends is having an infant! We commemorated her recently with an infant shower and I was put in charge of a onesie decorating station. I was kind of puzzled in the beginning, because I didn’t want my sweet good friend to end up with a pile of onesies with smeared puff-paint all over them.
We can do much better than that, best?! Right. So I believed and believed and came up with a few concepts so that guests could make quick, simple decorated baby clothing that would look charming adequate to in fact put on the kid. At first I wasn’t going to publish about it but I actually put a good quantity of work into it, so ideally this assists an entire generation of child shower organizers to evade the puff-paint bullet. Check out on to see what we assembled!
Use more than simply onesies. We had the concept to branch off and consist of other pieces so that our girl didn’t end up with a surplus of any one style. We used onesies, t-shirts, leggings, shorts, and headbands. The clothes pieces remained in a range of sizes too, so that baby might turn into a few of them and use them for a while to come.
Baby Shower Onesie Decorating
Repurpose. A good number of the onesies we used originated from another mother’s stash whose kids are now grown. We salvaged the ones that remained in great shape and I provided a dye job. We utilized a couple of different colors to blend it up. I utilized some excellent old made RIT color in brilliant colors, leaving the onesies in the color bath for different quantities of time to create various saturations of color.
How to decorate. I prepared a couple of different mediums and approaches for visitors to use while they were embellishing the onesies. Spoiler alert: there was no puff paint involved.
Material Markers. We supplied material markers and stencils so guests could either freehand styles or use stencils to make them a bit more neat.
Iron-On Letters. We got a bunch of iron-on letters and had an iron on hand. These are super easy to utilize (much like we did in this post!) and make for fun styles. Simply peel off the letters and iron them on.
Iron-On Vinyl. Since I have a Cricut maker, I might quickly prep some designs in the iron-on vinyl product and have them all set for visitors. Visitors just cut out the piece of the style that they wanted and ironed it best onto the clothing. It was enjoyable to see what they would blend and match! If you have a Cricut too, you can simply submit some fast styles and cut them out of a 12 ″ x 12 ″ piece of vinyl. A couple of designs go a long way.
Fabric Fusion Sheets. I got a few sheets of Fabric Fusion Sheets and prepped them ahead of time. To do this, remove one side of the backing on a sheet of Fabric Fusion and stick the sheet to the wrong side of a rectangle of material.
Provide your guests scissors to cut shapes out of the prepped material. When a shape is cut, remove the opposite of the backing and adhere it to your onesie. That simple! Running it through the dryer will set the adhesive.