Saturday, April 14, 2012

DIY Drummer Onesies & Burp Cloths

These little onesies and burp cloths made the cutest addition to the little drummer baby shower decor. 

Here's how you can make them yourself!

What you need:

• freezer paper
• image to trace
• x-acto knife
• paint & paint brush
• iron
• onesies & burp cloths

To create your stencil - trace your image onto the freezer paper, shiny side down, and carefully cut it out using the x-acto knife. For the drummer, I just google searched drummer silhouette, and for the words I typed it out in a Word document. 

Remember to save the little pieces that go inside the letters. 

Using low heat, iron the freezer paper onto the burp cloth or onesies, then paint the blank space. 

This ironing technique works great when you're not using the same stencil for multiple items. I did this for the first onesie, then ended up having to carefully hold the stencil in place for the rest. 

Once the paint is dry, remove the freezer paper. 

Or, if you're like my impatient self, remove the freezer paper before the paint is completely dry and touch up the spots you messed up by removing the paper too soon. 

Once the paint is really dry, go over the image with a warm iron {place an old t-shirt or cloth between the picture and the iron first!}.

For the burp cloths, I used Gerber pre-fold cloth diapers - available at Target. For the stars {seen in the picture at the top}, I used black glitter scrapbook paper - also from Target {pack of 2 for $0.99}. And the mini clothes pins I picked up at Michael's and spray painted black {chalkboard paint, of course. It was the only black paint I had available}

1 comment:

  1. It was an adorable shower, thanks for making it sooooo cute! I can't wait for Isaac to wear his onesie!!!