Sunday, December 4, 2011

Baby's first year one-sies

I just made this for a baby shower.  I thought they turned out super-cute and can't wait to see my new nephew in them!

I got the idea from this blogpost on TipJunkie.  The download file and instructions are available here as free printable from Parties by Hardie

I hadn't used the iron-on transfers before and was really happy with how easy they were to use and how well they stood up to the wash.  One of them got a little damaged, but I think it looks cool.

I gave them as a gift along with a frame with 12 windows, one for each month's picture.  Now all we need is the baby to arrive!


PS - Jenn at Parties by Hardie has lots more neat printables available on her Etsy store.  (We used some of the Monkey Baby Shower images at the shower and they turned out adorable!)


I used these supplies:

These are packs of 4 and come in sleeveless, short sleeve and long-sleeve options.  I bought one pack of the short-sleeves in each of these sizes: newborn, 3 months, 6 months, 9 months and 12 months.  I loved the long-sleeved ones, but trying to figure out what months would be long-sleeves vs. short-sleeves gave me a headache!

& my trusty Rowenta Focus iron

Step 1:
Download the file and print the transfers onto the Avery transfer paper.  Follow the instructions provided with the transfer paper.  I used the inverted images provided in the download file.

Step 2:
Cut out the transfers, stay close to the edge of the colored circle but leave a bit of non-printed white on the edge.

Step 3:
Assemble your onesies by size.  I used newborn size for month 1, 3 month size for months 2 thru 5, 6-month size for months 6 thru 8, 9-month size for months 9 thru 11 and 12-month size for finale month 12.
Step 4: Setup an ironing cloth (or a pillowcase!) on a hard surface.  Iron the onesie to remove any dampness, then lay the transfer face-down and press with hot iron for 1 minute. Make sure to cover the entire transfer.
Step 5:  Let onesie cool for a few minutes and pull off transfer backing.  Voila!
Step 6:  Wash in cool water (and Dreft), dry on low & touch up with iron.

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