An Easy, Inexpensive Wedding Shower Gift
I love giving gifts, and I'm ALL about presentation! If it looks pretty, then I'm happy! I am usually on a VERY tight budget, which can make things difficult when searching for a suitable gift! I like to make up for my lack of finances, by making my gifts BEAUTIFUL and taking the time to give my gifts a certain "wow-factor" for the person who's receiving the gift! It's so much fun!
For this gift you need:
A couple wooden spoons (or spatula's or kitchen utensils)
1-2 kitchen towels (depending on the size of the cookbook)
Tulle, raffia, or ribbon
All you do is wrap the towels around the book in a creative way, and and tie a pretty bow around it and secure the wooden spoons on there somewhere (I know that's not incredibly detailed, but you just have to do some "trial and error"). Play around and see what works for you!
The finished product:
So, I have really enjoyed making baby diaper cakes and despite what people say, they ARE super easy to make!!!
For this gift you need:
diapers (I never count how many)
and anything to make it cute and pretty (raffia, tulle, yarn, curling ribbon, basket filling, silk flowers, baby mittens...the options are endless, just get creative and try things out!)
you may want a glue gun, or double sided tape...whatever is fine
maybe some stickers or scrapbooking stuff???
You could also use receiving blankets to wrap around diapers
or, how about using cute baskets as a layer??
Now, all you do is line your diapers up like so:
Then stand 'em up:
And now you roll 'em up however you can...it's not rocket science folks:
you may have to get creative with body parts to hold it together for a sec.
put 'ya a rubber band around the outside then you can adjust the diapers to make 'em look all pretty:
now, make a couple more cake "layers", with more or less diapers on each layer!!
You've now made it to the fun part!! Stack your layers (I still haven't figured a way to keep the layers "attached" to each other, so they are just hangin' out on top of each other and i'm just careful transporting them), and start decorating!!! Go ahead! The sky's the limit! The world is your oyster!! If you think it looks good, then I'm sure it does!
Here are some final products:
Ring Around the Wreath
I saw this idea at a friends baby shower and thought it was a terrific idea, and am kicking myself for not coming up with the it myself! Of course, I had to add my own unique touches, but the possibilities are endless!!!!
A wreath ring ( I guess that's what they are called! I got mine at Hobby Lobby)
ribbon, raffia, curling ribbon, or anything to tie around the diapers
Fun stuff to add to the wreath ( I used books and a little stuffed animal)
a wreath hook
basically, you just fold the diapers around the ring and tie the diapers around the top with your ribbon. Then tie your "goodies" to the wreath somehow...be creative with how you do it, because your guess is as good as mine :-) put bows all around it (use some hot glue if you need to! For an extra touch: hang a sign from the hook that hangs in the center of the wreath that says "it's a girl!" or "Boy!" or "congratulations!" and they can hang the wreath from their hospital door or the door at their house for all of their visitors to see!