The general idea is to make a onesie with the number of months old that the baby is for each month for a year so you can take a picture of them each month to show their growth and show off how ridiculously adorable your baby is. I did months 0-12.
If you want to do it, this is what you'll need.
A bunch of onesies from sizes 0-12 months. Here was my basic break down:
size 0-3: month #0, 1, 2
size 3-6: month #3, 4, 5
size 6-9: month #6, 7, 8
size 12: month #9, 10, 11, 12
acrylic paint. I picked up small tubes at our 100Yen shop, including a pearlized white to make some pretty pastel-ish colors for the girl set. I mixed my own purple and orange through a little trial and error
something round, I used a glass vase because it was the right size (about 3 inch diameter) and I wanted it to be see through so I could be sure to center the number.
* Before you start, be sure to put a bit of cardboard inside the onesie to keep paint from leaking through the back side.
|Center the number you are doing on the onesie. Hold the stencil in place and dab on your paint.|
|Remove stencil and voila!|
|Apply paint to the rim of your vase (or whatever you choose to you).|
|Carefully center it over the number and...|
|...press it firmly in place. Then remove to reveal your circle.|
|If it is a little to splotchy, feel free to fill it in with a very fine brush.|
|Repeat. Just as a note, when doing the double digit numbers it is best to wait until the first number is dry to apply the second number|
|Here are the girl onesies. You can't tell, but they are a little shimmery because my white was pearlized|
|Here are the boy onesies.|
I really loved how this gift turned out. I like it so much that I'm making my own for the next time I have a baby! Honestly, it's probably a bit pricier than I would normally do for a gift because you have to buy so many onesies, but if you are doing several gifts, the breakdown isn't too bad. Usually onesies come in a pack of 4 or 5 (I swear it used to be six), so for mine I bought 6 packs of onesies.
Also, the paint is permanent and it won't bleed onto other things. It will look slightly faded after washing, but in a worn in tee-shirt kind of way.