Create: (330) Area Code Onesie – Represent Canton!
- Five (5) minutes
- Five (5) dollars
- One (1) onesie
- One (1) baby (I have one you can borrow)
- A set of heat-transferable numbers
- A flat surface and an iron
Skill level: A monkey could do it
In case you’re not up on what’s currently baby-chic, let me tell you that custom, one-of-a-kind onesies are THE must-have baby item. I received a couple of these as baby shower gifts – one was custom appliqued by a ridiculously talented friend, the other was from an Etsy shop – and I love love LOVED both of them. (If you don’t know what a onesie is, head on over to the Drinks section of our site; you’ll like the content better there.)
Sadly, my little dude has outgrown the aforementioned items, so it was time for me to either pony up some cash on Etsy or get creative. I decided to get creative, and make him an area code onesie – the 330, baby!
Let’s get started, shall we?
First, I rooted through roughly 42 bags and boxes of baby clothes in search of the perfect new or gently used onesie. I found a striped one that I thought would do just fine.
Next, I headed over to Michael’s, where I bought a package of heat transferable numbers in white. They were about $5, and luckily came with three of each number. You could also use fabric paint and stencils here, too. Might try that next. I suppose you could even sew the numbers on there, but nobody likes an overachiever.
Then, I got home, followed the directions on how to heat-transfer the numbers onto the onesie, made sure the numbers were lined up just so, and VOILA, I made an adorable one-of-a-kind onesie in just a few minutes.
Finally, I located the baby, whose older brothers had run off with him, and made sure he liked it as much as I did. He drooled all over it, which I think means yes.
PS – Futureman was taking bets on how long until I put the baby on the blog. I made it a whopping 6 posts.