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This Necklaces Onesie is seriously one of the easiest gifts I’ve ever made. No lie. Pinky promise and cross my heart, so easy! It took me about 15 minutes, minus prep and dry time, which that included putting it in the washer, moving it to the dryer and just keeping my kids out of it while it dried. And I had all the materials on-hand, so it cost me a whopping big fat nothing. Total score! If you have to purchase all your materials, you could get everything for less than $20 and you could make many Necklace Onesies.
DIY FABRIC PAINT NECKLACES ONESIE
– Wash and dry your onesie to prevent any shrinkage later.
– Slide the tin foil of other protective material between the layers of the shirt. If your shirt has lap shoulders, you will probably want to fold those back so they don’t get paint on them.
– Start up by the neckline and draw a line of beads onto the onesie with one of the paints.
– Repeat with different paints for each layer of “beads”. Vary the sizes and styles of your ‘necklaces’ with large beads, small beads, looping chains or simple strand chains.
– Let the paints dry thoroughly.
My paints ended up cracking a little on the Necklaces Onesie when they dried. I think thicker lines of paint would have solved the problem in the first place. I went back and added another bead of paint to those necklaces and they are doing fine now. I haven’t washed it yet though, so I’m not sure how that will work out.* I’ll let you know. Definitely an inside out in the washer deal. Happy Last Minute Gifting.
*Edit: I washed the onesie after letting it dry for three days. Everything came out fine. My niece loved the shirt, although she did keep picking at the necklaces, trying to get them off. After a while, she forgot about it. If she had been older, she may have been able to put some of the thinner paint off. So, maybe just stick to little girls for this fun Necklaces Onesie DIY.