Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Crafty Baby Shower Gift

My Visiting Teacher, Mandy, had her baby shower last Saturday and I was trying to figure out what to get her.
This is what I came up with!

I Started with a couple of cute outfits I picked out, and some Pacifiers (along with clips) that were on her baby registry. Then I decided that I wanted to make something cute for it all to go in.

I got a light green photo box and pried off the front metal tag.

Next I picked out the ribbon I liked and hot glued it around the bottom of the box. I made sure that the hot glue was thinly applied, so it didn't show through the ribbon. I also neatly folded over the edges of the ribbon for a clean look! When I place the ribbon, I always make sure to have the ribbon start and stop over the holes that I made while prying off the metal tag, this makes sure you can't see any of the mess!

Then I cut some ribbon for the top of the box and wrap it to the inside of the lid.

Just like the other piece of ribbon, I neatly fold over the edge so it wouldn't fray.

Then I picked out two wooden cutouts, I used the painted kind you can get from any craft store (I like the painted ones so I can match it to the ribbon right in the store but you could definitely use the blank ones and paint them yourself!)

Next I picked out some matching tissue paper.

After what seemed like forever of arranging everything in the box (I may be a little bit of a perfectionist....maybe...)
It finally came out like this!

She loved it! (And I really like how it turned out!)