May 30, 2012 in Gettin' Crafty
I love finding creative baby gift ideas. Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure expecting moms LOVE receiving all the essentials… but sometimes it’s fun to think outside of the box.
Last summer I whipped up a super simple photo-prop baby gift for a friend. She loved it, and is still using the blocks for her weekly baby photos.
With another Mom-to-Be in need of a gift, I headed to Pinterest in search of an idea I remembered seeing floating around. Isn’t it amazing what you can find on that site?! (Sidenote – if you need an invite, just shoot me an email and I’d be happy to do it!)
Oh man… I hit the jackpot. I found what could be the cutest gift -
As a sushi-loving gal, I can feel the sacrifice of a Momma-to-be that’s had to drop her chopsticks and give up sushi for 9 months. Now that’s love! I studied the how-to instructions for this project and headed to Walmart / Target for a supplies run.
Ok… I can’t wait any longer. It’s killing me. I’ll just show you pictures, and then give you a run-down of what’s inside!
I don’t have step-by-step photos of this project. I wanted to give credit where credit is due and direct you to Creative Dollar for the full how-to.
So what’s inside? Well, this gift was for an expecting couple that chose NOT to know the sex of their baby. (I know… I’d never be able to wait. Kudos to them for the will power!) It made shopping a bit tricky though, since so many of the smaller baby accessories seem to be either pink or blue. All in all, there were:
- 3 pack of white onesies (Walmart)
- 2 yellow wash cloths (Walmart)
- 2 white with yellow piping wash cloths (Target)
- 1 squirty fish bath toy (Walmart)
- 2 pacifiers (Target)
- Foot booties / rattles (Walmart)
- Wrist rattles (Walmart)
- Decorative plate (Walmart)
- Black plastic tablecloth (Walmart)
- Rubberbands (Had ‘em)
- Black electrical Tape (Had it)
Are you wondering what the red fluffy schtuff is? Don’t get excited… it was just for looks. The sushi needed a pop of color and texture. I had some large-scale, oversized pipe cleaners laying around so I snipped some short pieces to tuck in a couple rolls.
When shopping, just look for items that can be squished, rolled or sweet-talked into looking sushi-esque. …and yes, I think all three of those techniques were used in the creation of this gift!
After these photos were taken we added a couple chopsticks and wrapped the whole shuh-bang up in a shrinkwrap bag.
The gift was a hit and I definitely recommend you pin this project for future inspiration. Don’t forget to visit Creative Dollar for the full how-to!
…..and now I want sushi. Yum!
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