I suggested that we make something and after bouncing a few ideas around we eventually decided to paint and tie-dye baby onesies together while watching our shows on Hulu Plus and eating chocolate ice cream. Yes. My husband, Chris Redfern, wanted to do CRAFTS for fun. What more can a girl ask for? If it were for any other reason than making things for baby RJ it would have been torture for him. But he was super excited! And that made it all the more fun for me.
To be honest I had very low expectations as to how his would turn out. So I was pleasantly surprised when he came up with this (he did the light blue and yellow striped one by himself! I am so proud!) Painters tape, people. It works miracles.
I saw this on pinterest awhile back, but there was no tutorial linked to it. Just a caption with the materials needed. And so that is all I went off of! (We decided to save the tie-dye for another day.)
Here is what we did
Step 1: Collect or purchase the materials you will need:
- white onesies
- painters tape
- martha stewart craft paint
- stencil sponges
- cardboard (to put in onesies)
- fabric paint markers (if you want to draw or write anything free hand)
- fabric paint medium (we didn’t use this, but it might be helpful)
We found everything we needed at Joann’s and Babies R Us, which for us was in the same parking lot so it was super convenient.
Step 2: Set everything up. Make sure you have newspaper or something under you, cardboard in the onesie so the paint doesn't leak through to the other side, and some place to keep your paint like a paper plate.
Step 3: Tape the onesie to the design you like. We didn’t get too crazy.
Step 4: Paint!
This is what we came up with that night. The top is the front and back of mine, the bottom is the front and back of Chris’s.
If you want to add anything extra you can sketch it (I used micron pens) and tape around it. I did this with the heart on the front and the little RJ on the back. Chris used fabric paint markers that we had to write “Booty Booty Booty” on the rear end of his. Very classy.
Afterwards we still had two extra onesies. We finished them together the next week for family night. Here are all the finished products.
I love them!