I know it’s a little last minute, but with all of the 30th birthday festivities for Zach last week… who am I kidding – I’m a procrastinator, I’ll admit it now – you’d find out sooner or later any way, so don’t expect any great projects a month in advance, but if you’re a last-minute person like me, we’ll be great DIY friends!!
Also something to note, I am not a seamstress. At best, I can sew ribbon & elastic onto a pair of point shoes, so you can always count on easy peasy projects from me.
No-Sew DIY Onesies
Having twin girls, I love to be playful and creative anytime I can (anyone who knows us, knows that my girls always coordinate but never match). So one will wear the bunny & one will wear ‘hop’ – get it?! I don’t really care which one wears which, they like to choose themselves – it’s true!
*I also think it would be cute to have Easter eggs on one & a silhouette of a chick on the other or if you have a singleton, your options are endless!
- Onesie(s) or shirt – I grabbed two out of their closet that they’re close to outgrowing anyway
- I am loving the trend of mixing patterns, so I chose different patterns in the same color family to create a cohesive but fun look!
- Fabric – I had leftovers from fabric squares I bought for a DIY for their birthday party
- Hancock Fabrics has an unlimited selection for about $0.29 a piece & they’re BIG
- Fabric Paint
- Stitch witchery (what I had already) or any type of heat & bond adhesive
- Pencil – an old fashioned wooden #2 will work (not mechanical)
- Computer & Printer – unless you can freehand way better than I can
- Choose and find your image. I googled ‘bunny silhouette’, then went to word and typed out ‘hop’ in a fun font. (again, unless you are better equipped with Photoshop than I am)
- Print out your image(s) to the size you want & cut it/them out.
- Trace the image face down onto the back of your fabric & cut it out.
- Cut your adhesive to the shape of your applique.
- Iron your applique onto the garment.
- Trace the edges with fabric paint – the fabric’s edges will be unfinished and possibly lift (again I don’t sew) , so I did this to give it a more finished look, prevent it from lifting and it adds to the cuteness!
|My cost: $0 & they were the cutest ones there (as they need the outfits for that to be so)!|
No-Sew DIY Tutu Easter Baskets
- The cheapest basket you can find – I believe we got ours from ToysRUs for under $3
- 1/4″ elastic
- Spool of precut tulle in your color of choice
- Needle & thread – I know I said I don’t sew, but it’s about the same as sewing a pair of point shoes – you can do it, I promise!
- Hot glue gun
Just We Moms has a great tutorial on how I always make my tutus for the Kraze, so I’ll let them do this part for me.
- Hot glue the corners to the basket so it won’t fall off when your little one is swinging her basket around
- (optional) Cut your ribbon about 6″-12″ longer than you need to go around your tutu, so you have enough to tie a bow and hot glue it to the tutu
- I hot glued two rows of thick (1-1.5″) pink grosgrain ribbon around the basket
- Draped the tulle over the top row, gathering & hot glueing the corners
- Tied a big four-sided bow