Hi again, I missed a couple days, that’s life with three kids, but it is time for another DIY Tutorial.
Last weeks Jestin turned 4 months, so I figured it was a great time to post the “how to” DIY Baby’s First year – Monthly Onesie Stickers. I am using my Boy’s Monthly Ties design available in my Etsy Shop. Click Here to get yours. For mommy’s of little girls – I am designing Circle months stickers that will be posted in my shop shortly, so you are not left out. Don’t know what you are having – watch for unisex designs. I can also make custom designs by request let me know what you are looking for an I will post a listing in my shop of your design.
I wish I would have found these for my older two sons. You may or may not have seen or heard of these before so I will explain a bit. First off, while doing my usual browsing for unique baby stuff I ran across a site that sold Baby Month Onesie Stickers. There are a few different sites that offered really cute single use circle stickers, each ones saying 1 month, 2 month, 3 months, up to 12 months. Simply peel and stick to a onsie for adorable photos to create monthly milestone photos for sharing with friends and family, scrapbooking or making your own First Year Photo Collection. Anyways, I am extremely cheap, penny pincher doesn’t say enough, and I just could not justify spending what they were asking on one set of single use stickers, no matter how cute they were. So, being me and luck enough to have the ability to design my own I got to work. I absolutely love tie onesies and thought why not combine the two ideas and make monthly onesie tie stickers. So these are what I came up with. Below you will find step-by-step instructions on how to use them. It is unbelievably easy, but I want to make sure everyone realizes they too can do it.
You Will Need:
- A Printer
- Full sheet sticker printer paper
- craft knife or scissors
- plain onsie or t-shirt
- cardboard (for putting in the onsie while adhering the sticker)
- Printable .pdf design to be used
Step 1: Print and Gather your supplies
If you have the know how to create your own designs in photoshop, go for it. If not you can purchase the 16 Ties design set from my shop for only $8 USD. Along with months 1-12 months I include “Just Born” and weeks 1-3. Once you have the designs print them on full sheet sticker paper. You can find these at many shops or online. I am lucky enough to get mine, which are a well known name brand, from my local pound shop. You will also need either scissors or a craft knife for cutting out each sticker and a plain onsie or t-shirt. I like to use a plain white onsie, but you can use other colors, if using dark colored onsies /shirts you will want to get the clear sticker paper. Finally, you will want a piece of cardboard to put inside the onsie so you have a flat slightly stretched surface to apply the sticker. I used my burp cloth template which fits nicely.
Step 2: Cut out and apply sticker
It’s as easy as it sounds, cut the sticker out of the paper along the outer lines. Place the cardboard inside the onsie, so you get a slightly stretched surface. You don’t want it to stretch too much or when you take the cardboard out the sticker will wrinkle and most likely peel up at the edges. Before peeling the backing off the sticker aline the tie to make sure it is centered and you can lightly mark with a pencil (I make my markings just under the edge of where the sticker goes so once it is applied you can not see it. Now, peel off the back of the sticker and stick. Rub firmly. There you go now your onsie is ready.
Step 3 : Put on baby and Take your pictures.
Remove the cardboard and carefully put the onsie on the baby. If you are using these for a photo shoot do not put the onsie on until right before the pictures are taken. Especially with the younger ones, my sons is teething, drooling and sucking his hands so I didn’t have a whole lot of time to take pictures but I did get some really cute ones.
So, it is really that simple, any one can do it. The great thing about my printable designs is you can also print them on iron-on transfer paper for a longer lasting onsies, (a full 16 onsie set would make an absolutely adorable baby shower or new baby gift I am sure any new mommy would love and it won’t break the bank)
Keep you eye out for a tutorial on the DIY iron-on transfers, I am going to be making t-shirts for all three boys in the next couple of days.
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