Hi there! I’m Miranda, and I blog regularly over at One Little Minute, where I post about some crafty projects, creative pursuits, delicious recipes, and a family moment or two:) I am excited to share this tutorial for a fun count-down shirt here at DIY Maternity!
Sometime very early in this (my second) pregnancy, I came up with this idea to document the passing of those long 40 weeks as well my ever-expanding baby bump. I call it my Maternity Calendar Shirt. Rather than set out like a traditional calendar, it is numbered through 1-40, so as the weeks of expectation fly by, they can be crossed off, counting down to the BIG SHOW!
It’s also perfect for taking a regular belly shot, like I have during this pregnancy in Project Baby. The numbers on the shirt are painted on using a freezer paper stencil. It takes a little (okay, maybe a lot of) time, but is so awesome it’s well worth it. Not to mention you’ll be using it every week of your pregnancy! Already half-way through? Don’t worry about it…you’ll have a lot to cross off in the beginning, and believe me, you still have a lot of growing to do!! So, want to make one? Great, let’s get started!
- a long stretchy tee shirt that will fit you until the end of your pregnancy (I used this one from American Apparel)
- a computer with printer (or you could free-hand your numbers)
- Freezer paper, found at most grocery stores near the plastic wrap and tin foil
- a sharpie
- an exacto knife
- two different colors of fabric paint, found at most craft stores
- a sponge paint brush
- an iron
What to do:
Thank you sooooo much to Miranda for showing us how to make this super adorable maternity shirt. Gosh I want one so bad it’s so cute!!! Please don’t forget to head over to Miranda’s blog One Little Minute, you will LOVE it!
** This tutorial is free for personal use only, and is not to be republished without written consent or used for any commercial resale of the shirts. For a limited use license of the design, please contact Miranda. If you would like to purchase a Project Baby shirt, you can find them HERE in Miranda’s shop. **