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Milestone onesies are one of easiest DIY crafts you can make for your baby. I started making them when I was pregnant. I only made up for 3 months because I don’t know how big or small my baby will be. Since Chunbao came home, I have been making his milestone onesies on a month by month basis.

The cool thing about this DIY tutorial is that you can customize the images. You can use this tutorial to print anything you wish on your onesies!

Here is a step-by-step tutorial on how to make milestone onesies

Things you’ll need for your DIY baby milestone onesies:

Step 1: Create milestone images

Type out each milestone in MS word. You can play around with font and size. Be creative with adding figures too. For my onesies, I found some cute little arrows online and pasted onto my milestone template. Since you will be placing freezer paper on top of your designs, print your images in black. Depending on how small or large you want for the images, you can fit 6 milestones in a standard 8″ x 11″ paper.  My baby milestones template is available for download if you like my design 🙂

Step 2: Create freezer paper stencils

With the wax side of the freezer paper facing down, tape the portion of the freezer paper you want to cut on top of your printed milestone design. This will help secure the freezer paper when you cut it.

Using a x-acto knife or craft knife, carefully cut out the images underneath. You just made your freezer paper stencil!

DIY baby milestons onesies

DIY baby milestons onesies

Step 3: Place freezer paper stencil in the center of the onesie

DIY baby milestons onesies



Step 4: Transfer stencil onto onesie

Once you’ve aligned the stencil, iron it with high heat. The heat will adhere the wax of the freezer paper onto the onesie.

DIY baby milestons onesies

Step 5: Color in stencil gaps

Now, this is the fun part! Pick out fabric marker and fill in the stencil gaps. Try to apply as many pigments as possible to the fabric.

DIY baby milestons onesies

DIY baby milestons onesies

Step 6: Final touch up on your perfect milestone onesie!

Peel off the stencil. Carefully draw in gaps and outline the images if needed.

DIY baby milestons onesies

So here it is! Baby milestone onesie in 10 minutes!!

Have fun DIY-ing…

DIY baby milestons onesies



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