Milestone onesies are one of the easiest DIY crafts you can make for your baby. I started making them when I was pregnant. I only made up for 3 months because I don’t know how big or small my baby will be. Since Baby Chunbao came home, I have been making his milestone onesies on a month by month basis.
The cool thing about this DIY tutorial is that you can customize the images. You can use this tutorial to print anything you wish on your onesies!
Here is a step-by-step tutorial on how to make milestone onesies
Things you’ll need for your DIY baby milestone onesies:
- Baby onesie or bodysuit
- Freezer Paper – make sure it’s the kind with wax on one side
- Non-toxic fabric marker – fine tip works best!
- X-Acto knife
- Iron & ironing board
- Printer & printer paper
- Cutting board
Step 1: Create milestone images
Type out each milestone in MS word. You can play around with font and size. Be creative with adding figures too. For my onesies, I found some cute little arrows online and pasted onto my milestone template. Since you will be placing freezer paper on top of your designs, print your images in black. Depending on how small or large you want for the images, you can fit 6 milestones in a standard 8″ x 11″ paper.
Step 2: Create freezer paper stencils
With the wax side of the freezer paper facing down, tape the portion of the freezer paper you want to cut on top of your printed milestone design. This will help secure the freezer paper when you cut it.
Using a x-acto knife or craft knife, carefully cut out the images underneath. You just made your freezer paper stencil!
Step 3: Place freezer paper stencil in the center of the onesie
Step 4: Transfer stencil onto onesie
Once you’ve aligned the stencil, iron it with high heat. The heat will adhere to the wax of the freezer paper onto the onesie.
Step 5: Color in stencil gaps
Now, this is the fun part! Pick out the fabric marker and fill in the stencil gaps. Try to apply as many pigments as possible to the fabric.
Step 6: Final touch up on your perfect milestone onesie!
Peel off the stencil. Carefully draw in gaps and outline the images if needed.
So here it is! Baby milestone onesie in 10 minutes!!
Have fun DIY-ing…
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