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First Birthday Outfit

Baby's first birthday is a day to remember and when you have a baby girl, the more sparkle the better! I wanted an outfit that was fun and colorful but wouldn't break the bank so DIY was the way to go.

Pink tulle for child's tutu

I purchased rolls of tulle in the color I wanted and a stretchy, crochet headband in a similar color. (This technique is truly genius and helps keep the tutu evenly spaced!) I used one of the baby's board books to wrap the tulle to make even sized strips, then looped the strips through the holes of the headband. I could have done one row but it wasn't quite full enough so I did a second row which gave me just the right amount of poof!

Ta Da!

Girl's pink tulle tutu

Pink birthday tutu perfection!

The next step was making the onesie. I had originally purchased another brand silver sparkle but it was super thin and flimsy. The Ovation Crafts HTV is stiff enough that I wasn't worried about tearing it and it felt like it would hold up in the wash.

Silver sparkle heat transfer vinyl with white onesie

I chose Northern Lights, a colorful silver sparkle. Next I got out the Cricut and created my design. Once I had my "One" cut and weeded I was ready to apply it to my pre-washed/pre-shrunk onesie. I ran the iron over the onesie to "pre-heat" the material. I then placed my "One" where I wanted it on the onesie, placed my Teflon sheet on top and ran the iron over the top applying pressure.

silver sparkle heat transfer vinyl with white onesie and iron

After 15-20 seconds, I lifted the Teflon sheet and let the HTV cool for two minutes. Once it was cool I checked that my vinyl had adhered. If I had found any loose spots I would have just gone back over with the Teflon and iron. Voila!

First birthday onesie silver sparkle heat transfer vinyl

Our one year old looked great for her party and I had a great time crafting to make it happen. Of course there was cake all over her outfit and all I had to do was turn the onesie inside out, wash in cold water, and dry on delicate. The tutu I hand washed and hung to dry.

*Image courtesy of Rolling Fields Photography

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