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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.

Source: Martha Stewart


  • 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. 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. 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.

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