DIY :: Frame Your Baby’s First Onesie


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It’s such a sweet sorrow when you have to depart from your baby’s first clothes. While we were cleaning out our closets this weekend, part of it was cleaning out Hayden’s closet. From 0-3 months, 6-9 months, 9-12 months, 9-18 months, she has outgrown every piece and I’ve been so reluctant to clean them out. I suppose they all have sentimental value to me. I can still vividly see her wearing each and every piece, how tiny and cute she was in them, and how I can still sniff that sweet baby scent in her clothes.

Well, time sure flies! Hayden is turning two next month and it’s a little silly of me to keep her baby clothes around. Of course, we kept some of our favorites in a keepsake and hope we can pass some down to the next baby (if it’s a girl again), but there was just one piece I couldn’t bear to store away. It was the first onesie my husband and I bought for Hayden. At that time, I was only four months pregnant with her so we didn’t even know if she was a boy or a girl. But I still remember how excited and happy George and I was with this baby, and seeing that onesie just reminds me of that special moment every time.  So I thought, ok, if this piece means so much to us, why not frame it? And so I did!

I love how it is nicely displaying in her room now (rather than being in the storage) and how personal this is to us. I hope this will be in Hayden’s room for another few years before she replaces it with a boy band poster. But when that happens, I would be more than happy to have it in my room. :)

(Images via , onesie via Baby Gap.)


  • Jeanne – I love this idea! So sweet and special!

  • Jeanne, what a great idea and a wonderful memory! (I’m typing with a lump in my throat.) I still have two of E’s first Tea dresses that I can’t part with…They’re just sitting on the top shelf of her closet. Framing/displaying them somehow is the best idea.

  • Mad Max and Family

    What a sweet post and cute idea! Another idea is to frame their take home outfit, although I have Max’s in a nice keepsake box.

  • Eli

    This is soooo sweet and beautiful!

  • Loveandknuckles

    What kind of frame did you use?

    • It wasn’t any specialty frames… I only went to Aaron’s Art Store and got the frame. It was $15 and I bought my own color matte board for the background. Hope this helps!

  • eva kolenko

    I love this idea! My 5 week old is just starting to fit into real clothes.. but i can already see myself getting attached to a couple of pieces.. this is a great idea!