Please forgive me for how many baby pictures are coming your way. But it’s only because they’re wearing the DIY I want to share with you today. Really, that’s why…
This weekend I was sorting through Em and Aubrey’s clothes to see what fit and realized I’d bought a pack of white onesies to dye and never got around to it. I have never dyed anything before so I thought I’d leave that for a day I had more time, but wanted to personalize them before they grew out of them. I know stamping is nothing new, but I had fun giving each of the kids a printed onesie that matched without being identical. It’s not super easy to find outfits for boy/girl twins that aren’t super match-matchy but look good in pictures together. Shane’s been telling me he needs a new picture of the kids for his desk. The one he has on there right now is from when we got them home from the hospital (they were so tiny!).
Before you get started, line the onesies with wax paper or cardboard so the paint doesn’t soak through. I used Q-Tips to stamp polka dots for Aubrey and I cut a carrot to use as a triangle stamp for Emmitt. I like the carrot because it is the perfect size and comes with a handle so there’s less mess. I say less mess because I’m a messy crafter- there will always be mess and I’m okay with that. My favourite fabric paint is the Tulip brand, because it washes up so soft. I stamped random dots and triangles, trying to make sure it wasn’t a uniform pattern. After letting it dry, I flipped and did the other side before ironing over the paint to help the texture.
I love-love how they turned out! They’ve made their way to my favourites pile in their dresser. Plus, black and white means I could put Aubrey in her bright purple pants! I might have to craft a couple for my expecting friends- wouldn’t this make a cute shower gift?
Have you used fabric dye? I’d love any tips before I jump in.