• DIY Hand Drawn Fruit and Veggie Onesies

    DIY fruit and veggie onesies

    I’ve done a lot of work with freezer stencils before but thought it might be fun and easier to create a more artistic hand drawn type of design onto baby onesies without any kind of stencil. I love the brush stroke look, and doesn’t it look these fruit and veggies could break out in song any minute?

    diy hand drawn fruit and veggie onesies

    You might think you couldn’t draw these, we thought the same thing! After a simple search for hand drawn fruit/veggies we had tons of examples to practice and experiment with. This would be a cute activity for a baby shower. Each guest could bringing a onesie to decorate and you could supply paint and some examples of fruit and veggie designs to hand draw on the onesie for baby.

    DIY fruit and veggie onesies

    Keep reading for more instructions…

    Photography by Liz Stanley. Assisted by Sara Albers. Fun sized models 5 month old Edie and 4 month old Poppy


    Here’s an important tip: You don’t want to paint on the stretchy jersey onesies without stiffening it somehow. We ironed on freezer paper to the back side to not only stiffen the onesie while we paint on it, but provide a protective layer so the paint won’t bleed through.

    DIY fruit and veggie onesies

    After finding some fruit/veggie shape examples online we practiced a few onto some scrap fabric. It was so simple, the final onesies took less than an hour to make, including the experimenting, and we don’t have any drawing or art background.

    DIY fruit and veggie onesies

    We used chalk to outline the design and then filled it in with fabric paint. Don’t forget the teeny tiny eyes + mouth!  Apply a warm iron to set paint. Machine wash/tumble dry as needed.


    Don’t forget to eat your fruits and veggies, silly babies!


    1. […] A fun DIY: fruit & veggie onesies. […]

    2. lina said… April 24, 2014 6:11 pm

      These are so precious! I love this idea for a baby shower game as well!

    3. angie said… April 24, 2014 12:02 pm

      oh my gosh. adorable!

    4. valerie | lily on fillmore said… April 24, 2014 9:12 am

      ahhhh ADORABLE! these turned out so cute!


    5. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land said… April 23, 2014 10:06 pm

      i am simply DYING of cuteness over this post!!! seriously adorable babes. Edie is killing me! love the DIY, too… ^__^

    6. Gina said… April 23, 2014 5:07 pm

      Gah! Those cute faces

    7. katie said… April 23, 2014 1:57 pm

      Oh I love these! What a great baby shower idea 🙂

    8. Stacey said… April 23, 2014 1:22 pm

      Bah! Their little fruit faces are too cute.

    9. Saskia said… April 23, 2014 11:17 am

      Such a cute idea – I will definitely try this!

    10. kathy said… April 23, 2014 11:17 am

      oh my gosh these are so cute. Are you sure I could draw these freehand?

      • Liz Stanley said… April 23, 2014 12:12 pm

        you totally could! practice for a few minutes before, but it’s really easy. we used chalk to to outline the shape on the final one

    11. Niki said… April 23, 2014 11:11 am

      These are so cute!

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