How to Turn a Onesie into Wall Art

How to Turn a Onesie into Wall Art

Richard Popovic
Sep 14, 2011

Though my little girl is only six months old she is already outgrowing some of her earliest onesies. Being a sentimental sort I found myself emotionally attached to a few of her earliest outfits, and I couldn't bear to pass them on quite yet. It got me thinking of ways to re-purpose them as artwork. The Framed Onesie Keepsake we featured a few years ago is one idea, but I wanted to go in a different direction.

(A big nod to Adam at Awaiting Inspiration--check out his framed t-shirt tutorial).

What You Need

• 1 cool onesie or baby t-shirt, freshly ironed
• 1 six inch by eight inch shadowbox frame (available at Michael's, $6.99)
• a few safety pins
• a little masking tape
• scrap cardboard
• scissors and pencil


1. Remove the back off of the shadowbox.

2. Cut a piece of cardboard so it will fit inside the shadowbox.

3. Slide the cardboard inside the onesie and arrange the design to your preference. I went a little off-center with my robot because I thought it looked best that way.

4. Tape the collar onto the cardboard to hold it in place.

5. Tuck and fold the onesie as neatly as you can, pulling it taut to eliminate wrinkles in the front. Pin the folds in place.

6. Replace the back and display your new piece of art.

Additional Notes:
With a Michael's 50% off coupon the whole project cost less than $5.

(Images: Richard Popovic)

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