Monday, March 8, 2010

Baby Shower Activity: Iron-on Appliques

The baby shower I co-hosted this past weekend went fabulously... we enjoyed good food (my contribution was cheese fondue- yum!), good company, and lots of oohing and aahing over the gifts, especially all those tiny clothes!

Baby Shower: Onesie Appliques
Plain onesies on a clothesline
 

Baby Shower: Onesie Appliques

The main activity was a big hit- decorating onesies. This seems to be a pretty common baby shower event, but I heard lots of compliments on the approach we took... Using this idea from Jordan Ferney, we had guests trace shapes onto different fabrics and iron on their creations. I was seriously amazed by the creativity levels... I had expected everyone to choose a single fabric/ shape, and one guest put her shape on the backside, which started a major trend!

I had the onesies hung up on a clothesline with clothespins, and instructions hung a few places around the room. The 'worktable' had fabric pieces with iron-on interfacing already on the back and a selection of shapes to trace, and an ironing board nearby. I used interfacing which had 2 sticky/tacky sides, and that worked well. If you try this, we quickly learned that you can't have too many pencils or scissors!

Baby Shower: Onesie Appliques
The fonts used to create the shapes all came from dafont.com- look under the 'dingbats' category. The shapes we used (pdf) and the instructions sign (ppt) can be downloaded by clicking on the associated images below.  

Baby Shower: Custom Onesies

Baby Shower: Custom Onesies



2 comments:

ErinBaird said...

The BEST shower activity! So fun to read back through the posts about the shower - you all did such a great job! And it was awesome to have all of that Nicki creativity :) Thanks again (so many months later...)

Sarah Bogaczyk said...

This looks adorable!! will have to see if we can try to fit this in.