Have I told you guys that my sister is going to have a little boy?! We are all so excited, despite having approximately zero experience with boys — our family tends to have lots of girls. So I decided to make the little fella some new duds that are nice and manly. The template is a free download, so get yours here! Here’s what else you’ll need.
- downloadable template
- blank cardstock
- blank onesies
- printer or Silhouette machine
- freezer paper
- X-Acto knife
- fabric paint
- sponge brush
Make Time: 2 hours
Print and cut out the template. If you have a Silhouette machine, just open the file in Silhouette, trace the images, and cut out. If not, print out the template on freezer paper by taping the paper to a piece of cardstock, matte side up. Then cut the template out of the freezer paper.
Iron the paper shiny side down onto the onesies. Each image has a little different orientation on the fabric, so make sure it’s where you want it to be before you iron it. And yes, the part where you have to iron down those tiny letters is a real bummer. But the payoff is worth it.
Gently paint over the stencils using a foam brush. Be careful not to overload with paint; a few thin coats is the way to go. (My black only needed one coat and my white needed three.) Also take care not to dislodge the freezer paper by painting too hard.
Once the paint is dry, use tweezers to remove all of the pieces of freezer paper. Use a small paintbrush for any necessary touchups. Wash according to the directions on both your onesies and the fabric paint.
I seriously can’t wait until there’s a baby inside of these! Also, what should my sister name her kiddo? Any good boy names out there? xoxo