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DIY Gifts for Baby: Crafting with Onesies® Brand Bodysuits

DIY Gifts for Baby: Crafting with Onesies® Brand Bodysuits

What could possibly be more special or exciting than picking out Onesies® Brand Bodysuits for a new baby? Making one yourself, of course! Whether you’re planning a decorating station for the mama-to-be or you want to make something extra special and unique for a baby, there are plenty of ways to add personalized touches to a baby bodysuit. Below, we’ll discuss where to find baby bodysuits for crafting and share a few of our favorite Onesies® Brand Bodysuits DIY ideas for a baby.

Where Do I Buy Onesies® Brand Bodysuits for Crafting?

You can find blank Onesies® Brand Bodysuits for crafting at Gerber Childrenswear and other Onesies® Brand retailers. However, we recommend buying them directly from our website so you know that you’re getting the real deal! Our bodysuits are made from the highest-quality materials and come with convenient features that make diaper changes easy for new parents. 

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If you’re setting up a Onesies decoration station, we also recommend getting several different clothing sizes for the baby. That way, the baby can enjoy your lovely creations throughout their first year and beyond!

7 DIY Gifts for Baby Using Onesies® Brand Bodysuits

Ready to unleash your creativity? We’ve rounded up a few DIY bodysuit ideas that every parent-to-be is sure to love. 

By the way, most of these crafts can be applied to baby bibs, too! (Bib decorating station, anyone?)

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  • 1. Break Out the Fabric Markers 

  • Not a fan of traditional baby shower games? Consider setting up a Onesies decorating station with fabric markers instead. You don’t need to be Picasso to create a cute design for the parents-to-be. All you need is a little creativity! Of course, it’s still a good idea to provide templates for guests who may be less artistically-inclined. Tulip Color has a great tutorial on how to create a Onesies decorating station with fabric markers.

  • 2. Stencil a Onesies® Brand Bodysuit 

  • If freehand drawing isn’t your thing, stenciling is another fun way to create a DIY gift for the baby. All you need to do is lay the stencil over the bodysuit (make sure you’re on a flat surface!) and paint over it. Super simple, right? To make your gift even more special, consider ordering a custom stencil that includes a personalized saying (e.g., “My Aunt Becca Loves Me!”)  

  • 3. Use Iron-On Transfers 

  • While fabric markers and paint are fun for baby showers, the end results can be hit or miss. If you want your Onesies® Brand Bodysuits to come out looking super cute and professional every time, opt for an iron-on transfer instead. Your guests may require a little more assistance with the ironing part, but your bodysuit will come out looking adorable! Learn how to pull it off with this easy, iron-on Onesies tutorial from See Vanessa Craft.

  • 4. Sew on Suspenders and a Bowtie 

  • Is the mom-to-be expecting a baby boy? Turn a blank Onesies® Brand Bodysuit into a dapper outfit for her little man with this DIY tutorial from The Sits Girls. All you need is a bit of fabric, some ribbon and a needle and thread.

  • 5. Sew on a Ruffle Bottom 

  • A ruffle-bottom bodysuit is too cute for words and definitely makes for a one-of-a-kind gift! It’s also the perfect outfit for newborn photoshoots. Find out how to make ruffle bottom Onesies at the DIY Network.

  • 6. Make a Onesies® Brand Bodysuit Wreath

  • If you’re looking for a creative baby shower gift idea, look no further than this adorable baby Onesies wreath tutorial by This Florida Mom. To make this gift, you’ll wrap baby bodysuits and pants around a wire rack and secure it with a ribbon. 

  • 7. Create a Onesies® Brand Bodysuit Memory Blanket 

  • There’s a reason we saved this one for last! If you’re the mama-to-be, consider hanging onto your most treasured bodysuits after your baby outgrows them. If you have sewing skills, or know someone who does, you can turn these bodysuits into a special blanket that is sure to become an heirloom. You can also use other baby items—like bibs, burp cloths and receiving blankets—to create a wonderfully-unique blanket for the baby.

    Create Personalized Gifts for Baby with Gerber Childrenswear

    Whether you’re sewing, painting or hand drawing designs onto Gerber Onesies®, you’re bound to end up with an adorable gift for the baby. The best part? These gifts are also practical! New parents always need baby clothes for their little one, and these personalized Onesies® Brand Bodysuits are sure to make their hearts melt.

    Don’t have the time to DIY? Don’t sweat it! Gerber Childrenswear now offers custom embroidery services so you can easily customize your bodysuits, blankets and bibs for baby! Let us help you create a unique gift for a baby that new parents will cherish forever.

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