Saturday, August 13, 2011

custom onesies--the freezer paper way.

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homemade craftsOh hey guuuuurrrrrrrls.  I'm sooo ghets!  :)

Ready for MORE baby shower goodness?  Perfect, cause that's what I've got for you. LOTS of it.

This time we're talking about custom onesies using the Sily and Freezer Paper.  Have you ever done freezer paper stenciling?  I'd been reading about it forevs, but because it requires tracing and cutting if you don't have your own Sily (Which I didn't...until last week!) I just couldn't get behind it.  Chenyways, once the Sily arrived, I decided to give it a shot!  I learned myself here.  How much are you LOVING my vocab today?  Not at all?  Bums!  :)

For the baby shower I wanted to make some cute and FUNNY onesies.  I think I worked it out.

Here's how I made the first one--MichiGANGSTA!

  1. Well first I made this snazzy design on the Sily.  
  2. Then I put down freezer paper on the sticky mat shiny side down and hit the cut button.  Next you place it shiny side down on your onesie and iron.  I used the cotton setting and it worked fine.  
  3. Now it's time to paint.  Make sure you're using fabric paint, not acrylic or like finger paint or something.  
  4. Using a foam brush, blot your way to brilliance!  If you're switching up colors--like I did above--make sure you have a skinny brush or even q-tip so you don't mix the colors.
  5. Let it dry--I craft at night, so I just waited until morning to peel off the freezer paper.  
  6. Finally, you'll want to place a fabric over the stencil  and iron again to set the design completely.  And now the baby is ready to ROCK!
In case you're wondering the meaning behind any of these--I mean clearly you're dying to know--here it is.
  • Michigangsta--um, because it's effing hilarious.  And we live in Michigan.  And it's HILARIOUS!
  • Big Head Giraffe--it's whimsy and stupid cute.  AND, again, cause we don't know the sex of the baby, this works well.
  • Hi.  I'm Wiggles--that's what they call the baby.  I think it's a good intro, right?
  • All my clothes are green and yellow because my parents "like surprises". Pretty obvious here I'm making fun of my best friend.  I'm so sweet it hurts.
I think she liked them!

So I LOVE making these now so much--can't wait to make my own!  Oh, and some for J Chen.  He's my little t-shirt guy.

Big (funny onesie) Smile,


Kristin said... Best Blogger Tips

I want that michigangsta for MYSELF! but not in onesie form, obviously.

Grandma Bonnie said... Best Blogger Tips

That is an awesome craft. Thanks for sharing. New follower from the Creative Blogger hop. Hope you stop by for a visit. Have a great week.

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said... Best Blogger Tips

Really appreciate you linking up this fantastic post at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop. Hope you'll continually share your creativity with us at the weekly party :)

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for linking up to Crafts for Under Twenty Somethings! I've heard of freezer paper stenciling but never tried it for myself. Thanks for explaining how!!


Blaise said... Best Blogger Tips

Okay, I think I finally get it!! Thanks friend!

Rachel (Lines across my face) said... Best Blogger Tips

Haha these are adorable. I love the last one "all my clothes are green and yellow"... that is hilarious. Thanks for the tutorial and for sharing.
:) Rachel

Jamie said... Best Blogger Tips

So cute. Love the giraffe one. If you get a chance I would love you to link your onesies up to More the Merrier Monday. It lasts through Wednesday so you have plenty of time to stop by. See you there.

Britte said... Best Blogger Tips

What is a "Sily"? I've tried searching on Google but got no answers... I suppose it's a small printer-like machine wich allows you to cut fabric or paper. Could you please link me to that product?

B.Cheniful said... Best Blogger Tips


Hi Britte! The Sily--as I refer to it--is actually a Silhouette Machine that die cuts vinyl/fabric/paper. It's AWESOME. Check it out here:

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