Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Baby Stats Sign and Custom Onesie

 A friend of mine just had a baby a couple weeks ago, so of course I had to make her something cute.  Lucky for me I found this adorable subway art sign on The Winthrop Chronicles a week or so ago.  I fell in love with it and knew I had to make one, too.  I also had some flocked iron-on vinyl that I'd been dying to try out and this was the perfect opportunity.  So here's what I gave her and her adorable baby boy:



For the sign, I first painted my board white, just around the edges and on the back.  Then I created the word art in Storybook Creator (my scrapbook software that I LOVE!), printed it out and mod podged it on to the board.  Easy peesy!  I like to cover the board with mod podge and then put the glue on the back of the paper, too.  It seems to bubble and curl less that way.  I also use a brayer (or credit card, or just your hands) to smooth out all the bubbles I can.  I let that dry well, and then put a coat or two on the top. Oh, I also sanded the edges of the board for a distressed look.  See the above picture for the finished product.


The onesie I found a year or so ago on a super clearance and grabbed a couple just for this idea.  I've just never gotten around to it until now. :)  I found an image I liked and cut it out with my Cricut.  I like to give bigger clothes, like 12 mo. size, since it seems like I was always given tons of 0-6 mo.  So I didn't want something too babyish.  The P!ay Hard was perfect.  When I'm cutting vinyl of any kind, I always test my image by cutting it out on cheap cardstock first.  Why waste the good (expensive) stuff on errors.  Did my adjusting, and then cut it out of the Silhouette flocked iron-on vinyl.  This stuff is cool!  I can't wait to do more projects with it.  Then it was easy as ironing it on, letting it cool, and pulling off the top coating layer (I washed the onesie first, too).  Again, check out the top picture for the finished product.


I really hope my friend likes it as much as I liked making it.  Making things for others is just so much fun!







5 comments:

Unknown said...

Looks super cute!

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

Very cute--I'm sure she'll love it!

Crafty Cousins said...

How fun! I love the colors. I'd love for you to link it up to Crafty Cousins. http://crafting-cousins.blogspot.com/2012/05/what-i-wore-sunday-week-16.html

~Natalie

Trish - Mom On Timeout said...

So cute! What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

Amanda @ Ninth Street Notions said...

What a cute idea! I'm always on the lookout for great baby shower gifts. Thanks for sharing at I Made It! Monday. Can't wait to see what you link up this week.

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