Wednesday, January 16, 2013

DIY Baby Monthly Onesies and Free Printables

Aloha,

I'll keep today's post short and sweet! I made these monthly Onesies (R)  as a baby shower gift for a friend of mine and then did some more for my own little guy and thought I'd share the printable here with you.




The printables are for months 1-12, and I just used iron-on transfer paper. The printables are facing the normal direction, but remember that they need to be printed in reverse. Look through  your printer options to do that. My printer has "iron-on paper" as one of the paper settings, and it automatically flips it. Test it out on a regular sheet of paper to make sure it's printing right, so you don't waste your transfer paper. :)




The hardest part about this project is finding enough Onesies in the right sizes without breaking the bank. They usually come in packs of 4-6, and I had a hard time finding the sizes I needed. Ugh! I think I ended up paying about $22, and I had a couple left over. Different brands have different sizes, too, so I think I had a pack of 3-6 month that I used for months 4-6 and then a 3-9 month that I used for 7-9.





Aren't they cute?!



I like giving practical packaging instead of the standard gift bags. I bought this little bin at Dollar Tree and lined it with tissue paper. Then I folded each of the sides in on each Onesie and rolled them up, so the month was showing. I actually put the bigger months on the bottom and months 1-6 on the top.


Such a fun gift!  Now let's just hope the baby isn't a chunker. ;)   I have my little guy's all printed out but am waiting to iron them on one month at a time since he's big! That 2 month pic (right on his 2 month bday) he's actually in a 3-6 month size! Ha!!



I'd love to hear or see pics if you decide to make these. Please comment or share a pic on my Facebook page if you do.

Aloha,

Charlie

23 comments:

  1. Love this!! So going to do something like this when my baby is born!

    Chloe
    http://rainbowsandhoneysuckle.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks! And congrats. :) I can't believe how fast time flies once they're here. Enjoy it!

      Aloha,
      Charlie

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  2. LOVE!!! I want to do this for my bubs!

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    1. I'd love to hear if you do end up making them. :)

      Thanks for visiting!

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    1. Thank you. I always get that last-minute nervousness when I make something crafty as a shower gift, but this one was a hit! ;)

      Aloha,
      Charlie

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  4. This is so, so cute! Thanks for the printable. I had a suggestion for not breaking the bank for Onesies, and so you don't have to guess what size the baby will be :) At Michael's, I found printable fabric that has a repositionable/removable sticker backing on it. It's in the area with the iron-on transfers. That way, you can just buy 1 onesie in each size, and Mom can stick it on at whatever size the baby is that month (I reused the same onesie for 2-3 months in a row)! Hope that helps!

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    1. Sweet! I've never heard of it. I'll have to check it out!

      Aloha,
      Charlie

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  5. I found printing stickers to be easier/better so I didn't have to guess sizes a year ahead!! My 15 month old is already easily wearing a 2T, she is super long!

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    1. I thought of stickers right after writing this post. lol I'll probably do that for the rest of the months with my little guy. :)

      Aloha,
      Charlie

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  6. These are just adorable and would make such a nice shower gift!
    I am pinning this one!
    Thank-you!
    Lisa H.
    lisastuf.blogspot.com

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  7. What a cute idea! I have lots of pregnant friends who would love this. Thanks so much for sharing. Just pinned this!

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  8. I love it - simple and super cute! I had been looking for some of these and couldn't find exactly what I wanted but these are just right. Thanks so much for making them freebies!

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  9. Love this idea! I shared it on my blog. Here's a link!

    http://mossycouture.blogspot.com/2013/03/oh-baby.html

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    1. It depends on your printer. I mentioned in the post that mine has an option for iron-on transfers, so it flips it automatically. Please make sure you test before wasting a sheet of your transfer paper! :)

      Aloha,
      Charlie

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  11. What kind of printer do you have? I'm in the market for a good one for projects like this and have trouble deciding.

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    1. Hi, Carmen! It's a Canon MX870 printer/copier/scanner/fax. :)

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