From Cheap to Chic

I love things like this!! Taking something simple and embellishing it to make it something fabulous!  Recently my grandmother sent me to this blog to check out an adorable baby girl onesie.  I was quickly enamored.  What a cute idea and so easy to replicate!! This was one I had to try on my own…and did!

My little girl is 2 1/2, so we aren’t doing onesies anymore, but that didn’t mean we couldn’t make something like this.  I wandered through the clothes at Walmart last week and grabbed a simple hot pink t-shirt (garanimals for 3.88).  I already had the fabric paint on hand from our Valentine’s potholders so all I needed was a cute flower and we’d be ready to rock and roll. I was walking through Hobby Lobby not even thinking about the flower I was missing when I saw a pack of 8 flowers for $6…that makes the flowers $0.75/each…done! The rest of the items needed were simple household items we already had.  So the total cost of this adorable reproduction is less than $5!

I can’t find cute shirts for that price anywhere!

Once I had all my supplies gathered I put a firm booklet in between the front and back layers of the shirt so we didn’t have bleeding through.


Then I squeezed a little fabric paint onto a piece of foil and dipped the eraser end of a pencil in the paint.  I just started pressing dots in the shape of a necklace.


I’d placed the flower on a few times to make sure everything was lining up but left it off until the paint completely dried.  The paint needs to dry for four hours laying flat.


Once dry I grabbed needle and thread and sewed the precious flower into place.  DONE!  Seriously…it was THAT easy!!


And since I have several more flowers…you better believe I’m going to make a few more.  I think I’ll make one more for Em in another color scheme and one or two for some sweet friends of Em’s that I know will love them — we do have birthdays coming up for our friends!

If I can wait that long!

No really…I’m awful about that, I have the hardest time holding onto a gift! LOL


About gracedbyemilie

My world revolves around my little family, I am a wife…a mother…a christian…a designer…an Independent Scentsy Consultant...I'm just me. I'm crafty, a little OCD, a lot emotional, and occasionally funny. My life isn’t always very exciting, but its mine, and I’m excited to share it with all of you.
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