DIY Rainbow Onesie Baby Shower Gift Idea

A baby shower is a momentous occasion and this DIY rainbow onesie baby shower craft shows that! The slight imperfections scream out “handmade”. And handmade is the best way to show someone you care!

 

This adorable rainbow onesie baby shower gift is so pretty and so easy to make! The supplies are cheap too! Click for instructions on how to set the sharpies so that the colors don't run

 

The challenge was to make something with a rainbow theme. My mind right away drifted to the term “rainbow baby” which refers to a baby born after a loss. This adorable t-shirt is a perfect gift for a mom celebrating the birth of a rainbow baby.

 

While that was the original intention of the embellished bodysuit, it does not have to be so. Rainbows look cute on all babies, and I actually made this for my (non-rainbow) boy.

 

DIY Rainbow Onesie Baby Shower Gift Idea

 

I upcycled the fabrics used for the appliques and I placed it on an old onesie as a way to cover up stains. If you are gifting it, I highly recommend you use a new onesie, for obvious reasons…

 

The actual active time for making this does not take long, however leave some time so that you can wash and dry your design to set the colors (instructions to follow). Once you’ve made one, try it with another design!

 

What you need:

 

DIY Rainbow Onesie Baby Shower Gift Idea

 

How to Make the Rainbow Onesie:

 

1. On your piece of cotton, create a rainbow using the sharpies. The colors do not need to be connected or smooth.

DIY Rainbow Onesie Baby Shower Gift Idea DIY Rainbow Onesie Baby Shower Gift Idea

 

2. Blend your colors together. Do this by dipping a cotton swab into the nail polish remover, and slowly blending the colors.

DIY Rainbow Onesie Baby Shower Gift Idea

 

Don’t worry if it bleeds and is not neat.

DIY Rainbow Onesie Baby Shower Gift Idea

 

3. Set your design. Wash your cotton in cold water (to rinse out the nail polish remover, which can run in future washes.) Dry on medium heat.

4. Cut out your rainbow using the fabric scissors. Use the detail scissors to make sure the edges are neat, as they will not be finished otherwise.

DIY Rainbow Onesie Baby Shower Gift Idea DIY Rainbow Onesie Baby Shower Gift Idea

 

5. Using your rainbow as a guide, draw some clouds on the back of your denim. Cut them out, again using the detail scissors to clean up the edges.

DIY Rainbow Onesie Baby Shower Gift Idea DIY Rainbow Onesie Baby Shower Gift Idea

 

6. Plan out how you want to arrange the pieces on the onesie.

DIY Rainbow Onesie Baby Shower Gift Idea

 

7. Cut hemming tape to fit all your pieces. It can be too large, as once you iron it, you can just pull the excess off, as it will melt.

DIY Rainbow Onesie Baby Shower Gift Idea

 

8. One at a time, iron on your pieces, sandwiching the hemming tape between the rainbow parts and the onesie. Start with the rainbow and continue on to the clouds.

DIY Rainbow Onesie Baby Shower Gift Idea

 

Make sure you’ve done it properly and it sticks well.

DIY Rainbow Onesie Baby Shower Gift Idea

 

9. Gift or dress your own baby, and enjoy the handmade cuteness!

DIY Rainbow Onesie Baby Shower Gift Idea

DIY Rainbow Onesie Baby Shower Gift Idea DIY Rainbow Onesie Baby Shower Gift Idea

DIY Rainbow Onesie Baby Shower Gift Idea DIY Rainbow Onesie Baby Shower Gift Idea

 

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24 Comments

  1. This is an adorable onesie!

  2. This would be so cute for my niece who is due to be born on St. Patrick’s Day. That would love so adorable on her.

  3. thats cute and would be fun to make!

  4. i am going to make this! it is so cute. it also looks easy.

  5. I love it! It’s such a easy craft and the end product is adorable!

  6. Very cute and fun for my two friends who love rainbows.

  7. What a cute idea. It looks really good too!

  8. Great idea. I am going to try this out for my grandson

  9. What a cute and simple DIY! Perfect little gift for someone expecting.

  10. I like the idea if you have no money, otherwise I wouldn’t have the guts to NOT buy somebody something and actually make something. 🙂

  11. This is really cute! Neat shower idea or to make cute onesies for yourself.

  12. This is soo cute! Love it! Totally want to do this as a gift for someone.

  13. This is such a cute idea & easy to do!

  14. I am going to do this for a shower gift. It gives a more personal touch to the gift!

  15. Adorable, thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

  16. This is such a fun idea for a baby shower! It’s adorable!

  17. I am so in love with this onesie. It would make such a perfect present as the person who receives it would know you cared enough to make something by hand. I know that I would have loved to receive one!

  18. This is a very cute idea for a onesie and it isn’t difficult to make.

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