the onesie project {diy applique}

a couple of months ago, one of my best friends, {and some of the momma-to-be's fantastic family} threw a baby shower for our other best friend.  it is her first baby, and a girl, so of course we had so much fun planning this one!

we decided to let everyone decorate onesies for the sweet baby girl, I was nervous how it would be received, but it was a hit.  seriously it was so much fun!  because we weren't sure how people would feel about getting their creative juices flowing on the spot, we did some pre-work that I think helped everyone to participate and enjoy themselves.

first, we sent a a little note along with the invitation, so people could be thinking ahead of what they might like to do, some guests came with inside jokes or sentimental memories they wanted to share.

kelly {and we recruited her designer sister} went to the fabric store ahead of time and found lots of cute-get-your-creative-juices-flowing fabric and ironed the back of them with seal-a-seam webbing.

do you know this stuff?  it is awesome!  this way guests could just cut out their design, iron it to the onesie, and it was finished.  then hung as decor for the shower {added bonus} = instant gratification, and no post-work for us, this also kept the mess down by not using any fabric paint.  we did have a fabric pen to write who it was made by on the tag.

finally, we made a design/inspiration board to help spark guest's creativity.  between pinterest and the web, there are so many great ideas, like this one, this one, and this one.  we really just built off of so many great ideas already out there.

we bought plain onesies in size 0-12months {however, I just went to a shower last week where they did similar but with lots of colorful different onesies, think next time I will do that}.  while guests mingled and ate, they were able to create.

grandma-to-be's masterpiece, her daughter persistently asked "why" as a child...

and we hung them on display during the shower

daddy-to-be is an avid bike rider

hopefully before sweet Fiona {yes she is already two weeks old! and isn't that the CUTEST name} turns 1, I will post pictures of this baby shower and share more.  it was such a blessing for us to shower this wonderful momma and help her prep for the journey into this crazy beautiful season.

happy monday.


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