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:
Rather than buying something for the special mom in your life, why not give them a gift you handmade? It’s so much more sentimental, unique and memorable. Here are a few ideas that will delight any mom….there is something for everyone…the hostess, gardener, crafter, bookworm, and more. You can even make the flowers yourself, and they’ll definitely last longer than any that any roses.
Make these tea towels with ribbons, tutorial at sew4home.com
Flowers made out of coffee filters and chalkboard pots from designsponge
Monogram a tote for her! I did this as a christmas present for my sister and she loved it (at left). So easy to make! Tutorial at womansday.com
Make a jersey knit bracelet vanessachristenson.com
Make monogrammed drinking glasses factorydirectcraft.com
DIY pearl necklace bjohnsonjewelry.blogspot.com
DIY tea pot centerpiece creaturecomfortsblog.com
Cute bookmark idea makeandtakes.com
Learn how to make homemade body scrub and tea sachets by marthastewart.com
And if you’re really crafty, make this adorable Cuckoo Clock! everkelly.com