So, I’ve been meaning to write some blog entries on all the crafts I’ve been doing, but I never got the chance. Also, since I’m new to this, I keep forgetting to take pictures! I did, however, remember to take a few pictures of some gifts I made for a friend’s baby shower.
Some good friends of ours are having their first baby due in July. They decided to not find out the gender so everything related to the baby has been gender-neutral so far. I decided to make a “diaper tub” and a onesie that is geared for each parent.
For the “diaper tub” I bought a plastic tub from Target (located in the seasonal summer section) and filled it with the brand of diaper listed on their baby registry.
Next, I cut thin slivers of baby blue cardstock and rolled them around a mechanical pencil, resulting in curly strands that represented the “water” in the tub. I taped down the “water” to a paper plate and then added cotton balls and a rubber duck. To complete the look, I used my Cricut machine to cut out vinyl to decorate the tub and to create a card.
To go with this gift, I bought a Johnson & Johnson baby bath gift set, along with a duck wash cloth.
I also used my Cricut machine to create two cute onesies that represents each parents’ occupation.
I love hand-making gifts. I think it provides a personal aspect and shows that you really care about the recipient. Not only do these items serve as a gift, but also the time I spent into planning and making each one.
Looking forward to finding some more ideas on Pinterest for the next shower in July!