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Stenciled Baby Gifts

Perfect for the littlest ones on your list, these one-of-a-kind gifts are sure to please parents, too. Use a single template over and over to make a pattern, like a flurry of snowflakes falling from a cap onto a snap-bottom baby tee. Striped peppermint-candy shapes look striking on a white bib.




  • Candy Template
  • Snowflake Template
  • Printable waterproof paper
  • Craft knife
  • Temporary spray adhesive
  • Snap-bottom baby tee, bib, cap, or other garment
  • Fabric paint
  • Card stock
  • Small paint roller


  1. Step 1

    Enlarge or reduce template to desired size on a photocopier, using printable waterproof paper (such as Adventure Paper, available at crafts stores). Cut along lines with a craft knife. Coat the back of the paper with temporary spray adhesive, and position the template over a snap-bottom baby tee, bib, cap, or other garment; smooth in place, pressing out any air bubbles near the cutouts' edges.

  2. Step 2

    Put a few drops of fabric paint on a piece of card stock; roll a small paint roller over the paint to evenly coat it. Apply paint over template, pressing firmly with the roller; be careful to stay within template's borders. Peel away template, and set paint according to the manufacturer's instructions.



Reviews (1)

  • kaysiemoon 18 Nov, 2012

    I have done this project using freezer paper to make my stencils. It irons on easy to most fabrics peels of clean and is already in most people's kitchens.