Holiday Inspiration

Handmade Valentine’s Onesies

I’ve been bad. Baby bad. Every time another holiday comes up, I’ve been giving into buying another holiday themed outfit or onesie. This despite the extra cost and the fact that he will never be able to wear it again.

The only consolation I have is the thought that I can show it to him one day when he’s a feisty teen, “See this? This is what you used to fit into.”

With Valentine’s Day coming up, I decided to try making a holiday themed baby outfit. I had a pack of 3 organic plain baby onesies that I figure could use some dressing up.

At $0 cost and having tested it through the wash, I’d say it was well-worth the effort.

If you’re interested in making your own Valentine’s theme onesies this year, try this:

1) permanent markers

2) scissors

3) needle

4) thread

5) old onesie or leftover fabric

6) plain onesies

Here’s what I did:

DIY onesie  It’s so simple directions seem unnecessary. But..

Valentine's Day onesie

for sake of clarity, I put a wax paper bag in between the front and back parts of the onesie to prevent ink seeping through. {Wax paper would probably be better, but I wanted to use what I already had.}

Baby shirts

I drew on 2 designs. One with all of our initials and the other with the widely popular phrase, “Love comes in all shapes and sizes.”

Love onesie

After the laundry, it had a graffiti-esque look.


Someone was happy though. Or at least that’s what momma likes to believe.

Valentine's Day onesie

I wanted to try something different with the third shirt. So I took his newborn onesie while wiping away a tear (they grow so fast!) and drew a few hearts on it.

Two hearts

After cutting and hand sewing it, it was done.

A pair of sweet hearts for a sweet kid.

What are you up to Valentine’s Day?

I’ve been asked to post something love-worthy so look out for that come February 14th!

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