Before I had a baby, I saw these little swaddlers. It was not until I had a baby that I understood how wonderful these are! My little guy has absolutely loved them. I saw similar fabric at Joann and knew I could create my own!
I received some of this product for free from DecoArt to complete this project. All opinions are 100% my own. This post contains affiliate links.
A lot of fabric paints are stiff and not really ideal for a newborn to cuddle with. Deco Art has an amazing fabric paint line that is truly soft but still rich in pigment.
What you need for your DIY swaddles
Start by cutting your fabric the desired length. I cut them at about 40 inches.
Fold over each end and sew it about 1/4 inch. Then fold it over once more and do it again. This way, the little edges won’t fray.
Then it’s time to stencil! Line up your stencil and start dabbing the fabric paint on.
I started by trying to brush it with the foam brush but you don’t want to do this. Dab it!
I placed the stencil in random places and ended up doing both green and black leaf prints!
Then you need to let it dry. The directions say to let it dry for 48-72 hours. It will be dry to the touch long before that, though. I let it dry about 24 hours then folded it up and let it sit a little longer. Then I washed it.
That’s it! I am in love with these swaddles. And I actually made them pretty large which has been awesome because my baby is getting bigger and these fit better!
Aren’t these so cute? It helps that my little model is the cutest ever!
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