Monday, 14 July 2014

Turn your Favourite Baby Clothes into Art

I couldn't believe how fast Seb grew out of some of his baby clothes. Early on, I was guilty of making him wear them just a little too long because they were so cute. Until my mother said to me one day, "Think about how you feel when you're wearing clothes that fit too small." Ugh. Ok. So I had to come up with something else to do with the cutest onesies because I wasn't ready to pack them away. Then I read about stretching them over a piece of canvas, and I thought that was probably a craft I could manage. If you want to see how they turned out, you can jump to the bottom, otherwise, here are the steps for turning your own baby/toddler shirts into pieces of art:

1. Pick a shirt or onesie that you want to save and hang (but don't mind cutting up).
(Here are some of my favourite baby shirts).

2. Get a canvas square from an art store.
I was using pretty wee onesies, so my squares were only 6x6.

3. Centre the square inside the shirt, and stretch the shirt around the area you want to display.

4. Use a staple gun to staple the shirt on the back edge of the canvas square.

5. Cut away the excess material.

6. Glue down the remaining material with white craft glue and let dry.

7. VoilĂ !
Hang them with pride! You can put them up in your little one's room, or we have ours above Seb's play area in the basement.

(similar ABCD onesie) (B is for Binary onesie)


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