Friday, August 15, 2014

Onesies, Bibs and Stencils

Hi Stencil Lovers! 
Janet here from Happy Reminders.
We had a baby shower at my house this summer.
My beautiful daughter is expecting her first baby in Mid August,

It was so much fun for the girls and I to plan a special day to celebrate this baby.
Besides the Family, Friends, Food and Fun....
one of our activities was decorating Onesies and Bibs for the baby & mom-to-be.
I supplied a wide color choice of Fabrico Markers,
several sizes of Onesies, as well as a pile of terry cloth bibs.
We moved a tall table into the sunroom so we would be a little bit out of the way.
I laid out a variety of stencils....not sure if that would interest the non-crafters or not...
Oh...and a bowl of clothespins to hang the finished creations on the strung up clothesline.

Several ladies tried the stencils
even though they didn't consider themselves 'creative' or 'artsy'.
It was fun to see them experience for themselves how easy they are to use.
Sometimes new things look more complicated than they really are.

It was learn as you go for all of us because I had never done this before either!
But it was pretty easy to get the hang of it.

The ladies especially loved the Hands Stencil.

We had five little girls at our shower
and they thought it was pretty cool to have arts and crafts at the party!
They were absolutely precious! 
They poured their hearts into making something beautiful for this baby.
I didn't even notice that one of the little girls used the hand stencil
until I was ironing the pile of Onesies!

Oh My Gosh! SEE how easy it really is!
This little 6 year old had the confidence to try a stencil
 and make this beautiful piece of art for the baby!
This makes my heart sing!!!!
A gift of art straight from her heart!
How precious is that!

How about these bikes???

I have to admit, these turned out better than I could have imagined!

 By the end of the shower.... the creations were hung on clothesline..
Darling Decorations!
There you go! 
A very Non-Conventional way to use stencils!
I hope you enjoyed your little visit into my world!

The stencils our shower guests used were:
April 2014 StencilClub Light Bulb by Carolyn Dube
Cowboy Boot by Sue Pelletier
Hands Stencil by Jessica Sporn
Cruiser Side Stencil by Pippin Schupbach
Merry Go Round by Terri Stegmiller
Marrakech Mix by Michelle Ward

Happy Arting everyone!


  1. This is a brilliant idea! I'd love to see this kind of idea spread -- thanks for sharing!

  2. Thanks Cecilia! Everyone loved the activity! It will be a great memory for the new mom when she dresses the baby in all the different onesies or pulls out a bib! And NO BABY YET! Any day now!

  3. Great Idea. I will be using this when my daughter get's pregnant. These will be keepsakes after the baby out grows the. Thanks for sharing.

  4. This is a darling and original idea that produced wonderful memories and loads of fun for everyone. Hanging all the bibs and onesies as a garland clothes line was a great idea, too! I just love the whole idea! This was a special time for you and your daughter, as she prepares to be a Mommy. Thanks so much for sharing and blessing for the soon to arrive new bundle of joy.

  5. Looks very easy to do. Can't wait to try doing some too.

    1. I hope you show us your attempts! They would make a great personalized gift too!


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