Welcome to the last post of my 10 in 10 Challenge!!
As you read in my Day 8 blog post, the holidays really snuck up on me this year. I completely ran out of time to make DIY holiday cards and mail them out in time. As I said before, thank goodness Hanukkah is an 8 night holiday. This morning I finally had a chance to make my DIY Hanukkah Onesie for my baby boy. I decided to make one myself since I could not find any in retail stores. Besides getting to make something one-of-a-kind for my baby's first Hanukkah, it only took about 30 minutes to make!
Here are the supplies you will need:
- Felt sheets in several colors
- Googely eyes
- A onesie (I chose long sleeves because it's cold in Oregon)
- Tacky glue
- A pen
Draw an outline of your shape on a piece of felt. I did mine free-hand, but you can also find an image online, print it out, and then trace it. Then cut it out with a pair of scissors.
For more detail I layered my shape, a dreidle, on another color of felt. Glue your shape down, draw a border around it, and cut it out. I left about 1/4"-3/8" around my dreidle.
Now glue your layered dreidle onto the onesie. Center it, and keep it towards the top half so it does not get covered by pants when your baby wears it.
Lastly, glue on a set of googely eyes for some personality. I think they are so cute. A bit silly, but cute. This is an outfit for a baby after all!
Baby S is so happy in his DIY Hanukkah Onesie. He knows that momma made it special just for him. We will always have it as a keepsake of his very first Hanukkah.
This is an easy DIY to make for your baby when you don't have much time, like when you're a new mom. You can easily replicate this kind of project for any holiday, so I hope you'll try it soon. I just love this little guy.
Merry Everything and Happy Always!!