Tuesday, August 9, 2011

DIY Stencil Dyed Doily Onesies

I have had a ton of fun with the Tumble Dye products! The dye in spray
form makes for endless possibilities, and I love the color selection!
Since I have baby girl on the brain, I'm inspired by all things
feminine. As mentioned before, I love vintage. What could be more
feminine AND vintage than the doily? I decided to create some doily
stenciled onsies for my soon to arrive little miss.

I'm a huge fan! Here's how I did it:

I started out with a plain white onesie. (I buy mine thrift for about a buck) I cut to size a piece of cardboard to use as a barrier in between layers.

I used a simple glue stick to adhere a foil doily where I wanted it on the onesie. They sell doilies like this in the cake decorating section of the craft store. I also used some "grease resistant" ones that worked well too. You just have to make sure they're strong enough that the dye won't soak through. Be generous with the glue stick. The more you use, the better it sticks. Pay careful attention to the edges of the doily to make sure they are stuck down real good.

I sprayed a first layer of dye pretty lightly in the direction I wanted. I really like how the edges get lighter creating an ombre sort of effect. I let that dry, and then sprayed a second layer to darken the color just a bit. Throughout the process, I smoothed down the corners of the doily, to make sure they didn't curl up and allow the dye to bleed through.

After it was dry, I removed the doily to see the result! I wish I had a cute babe to model it for you! Soon enough I'll have a little body to put in it.



Charity said...

Those are too cute...now I just need to wait for someone ELSE to have a baby so I can make a few. ;)

angie gutshall said...

That is such a fun idea! I will have to give that a try with my little girl!

Janet Z said...

How adorable!!

Suzanne said...

So cute and super creative!


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