Planning a baby shower and have no idea what games or activities to organize? Well, I have a simple one for you – Onesies Decorating. This is one of my favorite D.I.Y. activities to do with my guests and it’s proven successful every time. In the past I’ve provided fabric paints and fabric markers for people to use to decorate their onesies however I realized soon enough that some people shy away because they’re worried that their handwriting may not look as nice or illustrations are not good enough to be shown.
So I’ve bumped it up a notch and found a more sophisticated approach to decorating onesies. I found some great colorful and fun iron-on patches in Sham Shui Po which guests can simply iron onto their plain onesies. Of course, don’t let your children do this without adult supervision. This activity is meant for adults only.
For you craft buffs, you can also thread embellishments onto your onesie’s collars or fabric glue them on like I did. Either way, you can improvise and design your very own onesie for your host’s baby. It’s personal and a great gift for the host! Try it some time!
What You Need:
- Plain White Organic Onesies in any size you prefer. Mine ranged from 3-6 months to 9-12 months
- Fabric Glue
- White Thread / Needle
- Assorted Iron-On Patches
- Gold flat beads
- White Sheet of A4 Paper
What To Do:
1. Prepare all your materials in advance and layout the patches on your onesies that way you would like to iron them on.
2. For one onesie – Take your alphabet chain embellishment and sew the 2 ends to opposite ends of your collar to form a necklace-like effect.
3. For the second onesie – using your fabric glue, carefully glue on gold flat beads onto the collar of your onesie to give it a “rocker” effect.
4. Layout your iron-on patch onto your onesie the way you’d like it to appear.
5. You can use an ironing board. Or if you don’t have one, lay a towel below your onesie and put a white sheet of A4 size paper over the patch and using medium heat, iron away on top of the paper. The paper allows a bit of buffer to mediate the high heat from penetrating directly onto the onesie. It will take roughly 1-2 min for the heat to settle so keep the iron in motion. Don’t leave it static on your paper or else it may burn.
6. Follow steps 4-5 for the rest of your onesies and iron away.