Last week I took Charlie to the movies for the very first time to watch Finding Nemo. I adore this movie! 10 years ago when it first released, I was 16 and working at the local movie theater. I was dating one of my coworkers (a college boy, woah nellie!) and we got caught by the manager while canoodling in the hallway watching Nemo 😉 He boxed both of our ears up and down the lobby while scolding us, which was mildly embarrassing and mostly hilarious. Needless to say I have fond Finding Nemo memories! Charlie had a great time and laid out on my lap for the first 40 minutes before turning into a wiggle machine. 120 minutes is a lot of time for a toddler to sit still, so I’ll call those 40 a success. She’s officially a Finding Nemo fan!
Which is why when I saw these adorable FN onesies on sale at Target I had to snatch them up. The catch? They are only available up to 9 month sizing. Womp womp. I spent about 5 minutes being disappointed that she couldn’t wear them when I decided, why not do something else with them? Why not make some fun wall art? The design is fantastic, and would look amazing in Charlie’s room. So I whipped up a very quick and easy tutorial for those of you who would love to display t shirt or onesie art while leaving the option open to make it wearable again. Here’s what I did:
I measured the size of the art on the onesie, and cut a scrap piece of 1/4″ ply to size. It measures 8″ tall by 7″ wide. You could easily purchase a canvas at Hobby Lobby to use in place of the plywood for less than $5.
I slipped the plywood inside and put it into place.
Flip it over, and fold the ends of the onesie across the back. I secured it to itself with safety pins. It’s a bit bulky on the back, but I was reluctant to cut this up just in case we have baby #2 who would look super sweet in this little number! Now time to pop it up on a shelf and enjoy the beauty that is this clever and cute onesie design.