Decorate a One-Piece Baby Bodysuit
By: Amanda Formaro
Age: 8 and up
Surprise the new mommy with this adorable little one-piece baby bodysuit made just for her new addition! The possibilities are endless with this cute design and it makes a fun keepsake.Be sure to visit our baby shower party guide, get recipe ideas, more great crafts, and get all your shower questions answered here.
What you'll need:
- Newborn One-Piece Baby Body Suit
- Alphabet foam stamps
- Ladybug foam stamp
- Fabric paint OR acrylic paint and textile medium *
- Wax paper
- Paint brush
- 3D fabric paint (for outlining letters)
* If you don’t have fabric paint you can use textile medium mixed with acrylic paint. Follow the instructions on the textile medium bottle.
How to make it:
- Be sure to wash and dry the bodysuit first, do not use fabric softener.
- Cut a piece of cardboard to fit inside the bodysuit. Tape a piece of wax paper to the cardboard. Insert into the bodysuit, wax paper side up.
- Before adding paint to the foam stamps, position your letters on the bodysuit to be sure they will fit the way that you want them to.
- One letter at a time, paint the foam stamp with a generous amount of paint. Carefully turn stamp over and press down firmly but gently onto the fabric. Lift stamp straight up and away from the fabric. Repeat for each letter until phrase “SNUG AS A BUG” is complete.
- Using the ladybug stamp, paint the body with one color and the legs and head with black. Repeat the application process described in step 4. Clean the lady bug off between colors. Repeat until you have the desired number of ladybugs on your bodysuit.
- If you stamp leaves holes where the bug’s spots are, use the handle end of a paintbrush to dot black in.
- Use the 3D fabric paint to pipe a border carefully around each letter.
- Place bodysuit in a safe place to dry completely, at least 4 hours but overnight is best.
- Try a different phrase such as “Cute As A Button” or “Sweet as a Cupcake” or if the parents have chosen the child’s name, personalize the Onesie.
- Onesies come in 3 pack packages and it’s always good to have a spare in case something goes wrong with your project.
- If you don’t know the gender of the child, choosing colors that are neutral, such as green and yellow will work just fine.