I went to another baby shower recently, yes…another shower. But this time, it was for a baby girl. I was excited about all the pink I was about to encounter 🙂
For her gift I made individual onesie cupcakes and a washcloth lollipop bouquet.
Onesie’s were rolled into a swirl, then wrapped with rubber band to keep them from unraveling. I then put each onesie into a white cupcake liner followed by a pink outer liner. I placed them inside cellophane and tied the top with a rubber band. To hide the band, I tied a pretty ribbon on top. and then hot glued a red glitter paper flower as a ‘cherry’ and then hot glued a tiny pink button to the center of the flower. Viola!
The lollipops were a little more time-consuming but the outcome was sure worth it. Two of the big lollipops contain two washclothes..so there is more of a swirl effect, the smaller ones had just one piece in them. Basically, I rolled them up, stuck them in cellophane, tied the bottom with rubber band so the washclothes wouldn’t unravel and then stuck a skewer into the rubber band. No gluing required! I would have used white lollipop sticks but I didn’t have any on hand and the skewers worked perfectly fine. ( I cut the skewers to the size I wanted)
I took a decorated take out box and stuffed it with crinkled paper and the lollipops. I had to adjust it a bit to make sure the weight was distributed everywhere. That was it!
Today, I went to a baby shower for a friend expecting twin boys. The shower was a lot of fun..but I really enjoyed making her gift!
I made some washcloth cupcakes, her card and a tag for the bag. Her husband also got matching college football onesie’s for the boys 🙂
I found the tutorial for the cupcakes here. I modified it a bit by folding the washclothes in four sections instead of three so they would fit in the box otherwise they were too high. I also used adhesive clear dots to attach the yellow pom poms to the buttons, which were attached to the washclothes for the ‘cherry on top’ look. I wanted to keep it masculine hence the yellow cherries! I didn’t like the look of the top of the box..it was too busy, I couldn’t find a plain white box. So I used some blue cardstock, some stamps from Stampin up and a scallop and Marta Stewart elephant punch to jazz it up a bit. Bakers twine and buttons were also used. Here is the end result:
My son’s nursery is a woodland theme and I actually decided on that by perusing the website Etsy. If you don’t know what Etsy is, here is a brief summary from wiki- Etsy is an e-commerce website focused on handmade or vintage items as well as art and craft supplies.
I bought a huge wall decal of a forest from one of the vendors on Etsy and went from there. I also bought an owl decal and most of his room focuses on owls more than any other forest creature just cause I like owls and how they represent wise-ness. I will do another post on the nursery along with pictures.
Another thing I love is cupcakes…my craft room is decorated around that theme..photos coming soon!
So when I saw this print on Etsy I thought it was just the cutest thing I’ve ever seen:
Stephanie is a childen’s illustrator. If you want to say “Awww” then check out her other amazing prints at http://www.etsy.com/shop/StephanieFizer?ref=seller_info