Just yesterday I had the distinct pleasure of joining the ladies of my family at a Baby shower for my cousin Dan and his wife Becky. They are having a little girl whom they plan to name Natalie Marie. I was SO EXCITED to go shopping for girl baby shower gifts! There have been a string of babies in the family, mostly boys and a couple who chose not to know the sex. I’d seen the beautiful ways of folding onesies into cupcakes, and even one that folded onesies into ice cream and so I started there. I set out and bought a slew of girlie things, a bunch of baby washcloths and 5 onesies. Then I bought ice cream goblets and a bunch of ribbon, hair ties (to hold the onesies all folded), tissue paper and a basket to put them all in. Later that night, hubby and I were in a different store and he spotted an ADORABLE lamb blanket. He insisted we needed that too (he’s such a softy) and so we did!
However, when I sat down to make the ice cream goblets I discovered that the ice cream cups I bought from the dollar store were too small. I fought and fought with them but they just didn’t fit the clothes no matter how tightly I tried to wrap them. So I moved on to plan B and later to plan C.
In the end, I made two baby clothes parfaits with a baby washcloth “whipped” cream, two baby clothes cupcakes and 3 baby clothes candies. The whole time I was making them I kept thinking of little sayings to go along, so I designed and printed tags to go on each item of the basket- and now I’m sharing it all with you!
What you will need:
- 4 onesies for cupcakes | 2 onesies for parfaits
- 2 washcloths for cupcakes | 2 washcloths for parfaits | 10 washcloths for candies
- Paper and ribbon for the tags
- 2 parfait glasses
- 2 cupcake wrappers
- Hair ties or rubber bands
- Printable baby shower gifts tags [ PDF Version | JPEG Version ]
How To Make Them:
- The Parfait part of this project couldn’t be easier. I reccomend it highly to anyone who has attempted cupcakes and gave up (like me). Simply layer a crumpled onsie in the parfait glass with a couple washcloths of contrasting color. Then, twist a white washcloth and pin it into a pile to look like whipped cream. Voila! Done.
- The cupcakes were very difficult to me. Somehow my spiraling never looked like frosting. I followed this tutorial at Docterine and Diapers. I used multiple onesies and washcloths to try and differentiate between what would be the “frosting” and what would be the “cake”. Once the cupcake is done, secure it with a coordinating hair tie and wrap it in a cupcake wrapper.
- The candies were an invention of neccessity when I ended up with so many left over washcloths. Simply wad a couple of washcloths into the center of another, roll up and secure on each end with a hair tie- like a tootsie roll. Tada! Possibly the easiest of all DIY Baby shower gifts.
- Once all of your elements are in place, print the tags [ PDF Version | JPEG Version ] and cut them out. Secure them with ribbon or tape to the different elements.
- I placed my gifts in a basket, but you could easily do this and then box/ship it to someone far away, or display it on a tray as if it were dessert!
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How cute!! You’re very creative. Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
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These are so cute thanks so much for the printables! Thanks for sharing over at The Winthrop Chronicles!
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Way Cute Kayla!
I’m pinning it! 😉
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How fun! Any mommy would love those!
These are so adorable – who knew you could make baby wash clothes into so many cute things!
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What a fun idea. Thanks for the printables too, always good to have on hand. I know a few pregnant people at the moment, so even if they don’t have a shower, I could probably still use this.
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