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DIY Rainbow Onesie Baby Shower Gift Idea

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

 

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 bodysuit, 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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