Thursday, September 1, 2011

Keep Calm and Walk On Onsie + Tutorial

This week my friend Kristyn over at the Lil' Luna Blog is doing a Keep Calm and Carry On themed week. She has tons of free printables up for grabs on her blog! Go check them out! They are all so cute!

I am kinda obsessed with the original Keep Calm and Carry On posters, but Kristyn kinda sparked an idea in my head...

My baby just took her first steps last week so I thought it would be fun to make her a little Keep Calm onsie- Walking style. Here is what I came up with.


It works well for boys or girls I think!

So here is how I did it. I made the Keep Calm and Walk On part on my computer and then printed it out on freezer paper and cut it out with an exacto knife. (I don't have a fancy cutting machine)

Then I ironed the freezer paper to the onsie.


Next, slide something into the onsie so that the paint doesn't leak to the layer below.


Supplies: I got this fabric paint at Walmart in the craft section. And I used a q-tip to paint onto the shirt, since the lettering is so small and it worked great!


Then I put a very thin layer of paint onto the part that needed to be red. 


Now for this next tip.....
Learn from my mistake!
Don't turn your back for even a minute when you have a "little helper" nearby!
Or you might have to do this project twice like I did! ha ha



Once it dries really well, pull off the freezer paper and you are all done!

You could also do this project with iron on transfer paper and it would look really great!

I would be happy to share this Keep Calm and Walk On print out with anyone that would like a copy to do this project.... Just leave a comment with your email address and I will email it to you:)

P.S. It is sized 5 x 7 so that it fits on my onsie but you could resize it to any size.

19 comments:

  1. LOL! This is too cute! I love using freezer paper for clothing :)

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  2. Soooo cute! I too am obsessed with that poster and love watching the ways in which clever people like you come up with to adapt the original design classic.

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  3. That is adorable! I love the "Keep Calm and Carry On" as well, and this is version is perfect for a onesie!

    North Meets South

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  4. That is so sweet! Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. I love this idea!! Might just have to try it...

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  6. lol, I love the one made with your little helper! :) good memories! This is adorable! I'm working with T right now to help him walk, but I think he's a little nervous :/

    Kelly

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  7. Looks so cute! I love it!! Great job:)

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  8. Hey, looks like I can comment now, yay! I'll be checkin' in;)

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  9. LOL! Love the "messed up" one. Think it looks kinda cute actually. Great idea!

    I am a new follower from the Show and Tell linking party on Blue Cricket Design. If you have a chance come by http://messforless.blogspot.com
    and say hi!

    Thanks!

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  10. LOVE LOVE LOVe it. So precious and cute. I will be featuring this tomorrow.

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  11. I LOVE this onesie! Would you mind emailing me the design, please - shailashodean at gmail . com. Thank you!

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  12. Monaleigh27 at yahoo dot com
    Please send the image, would love to make this for my little one!
    So cute! Oh yeah I love your blog just ran across it for the first time ;)

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  13. Monaleigh27 at yahoo dot com
    Please send the image, would love to make this for my little one!
    So cute! Oh yeah I love your blog just ran across it for the first time ;)

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  14. Love, love and love this diy Thanks for sharing with us !! I want too try this for my mini baby
    Hi from France

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  15. Thank you SO much for your tutorial on the Ribbon place on the car seat canopy.I really enjoyed it and I'm making for my newest grandbaby. Even at 69 I'm learning new stuff from a very nice young lady. G'd bless you for sharing. Evita

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  16. Ciao, complimenti!!!! Posso avere il template????? lia.gr@libero.it
    Ho già usato un pò dei tuoi tutorial ;p sei bravissima.
    Sono una tua follower..... se ti va passa a trovarmi lia-pinkdesigns.blogspot.com

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  17. Could I get a copy of the image? My email is craftaliciouscravings (at) gmail (dot) com. So cute!

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  18. Would you mind emailing me the design, please - mihaela.tanasa@gmail.com Thank you!

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xoxo, Ashley