Friday, November 18, 2011

With a Cherry on Top

The creative bug has bitten me. I blame Pinterest {if you haven't already succumbed to it's addiction, do so here!} Now, many of you feel like this is the year of the baby, but most of my friends are not drinking the water, so, gasp, I have NEVER been to a baby shower, but a daughter of my MIL's friend is having one this weekend, so I volunteered my assistance in gift preparation. I've seen too many cute ideas; I wanted to try a few out before many of my friends finally jump on the bandwagon. {I may have a lot of time to practice}

What, you may ask, does this have to do with you? Well, I thought I would share one of my creations with a little tutorial. They're pretty simple and since most of you are super smart, you will probably think, duh, I could have figured that out all by myself, but humor me here.

Without further ado, I present, the baby clothes ice cream sundae. Ingredients: {you can alter these to suit your needs} 2 infant washcloths, 2 onesies, 1 hat, a cute bowl, a spoon and a headband.

These steps are pretty simple. My biggest tip, if you want to make this easier/more secure, fasten the end of the roll with either tape or a stick pin. I was too lazy, but it would have cut down on some of the struggles.

Step 5 is where some form of fastener {tape, pin} would have really come in handy. Also, in step five I added some tissue paper in the center of the roll to give it some added stability. 

After I wrapped my second onesie, it was just the right size to slip the infant hat on, but that may not always be the case. You can alter the order of the ingredients as needed, but you get the idea.

Finally, the toppings. I added a headband for the "cherry" and a spoon.

I think with more practice it would look a little better, but I still think it's a cute way to present some little gifts. You don't have to spend a fortune to give a fun gift! 


Megan said...

I am SO addicted to Pintrest. It's a sickness. This is a super cute gift idea. I'm surrounded by pregnant friends right now so I am really glad you posted this!

Megan said...

Isn't Pinterest the best site ever? I would say I waste so much time on there, but I always feel so productive after pinning my ideas!

Fran said...

That is SO cute. There's so many people pregnant at work, I might have to try this one sometime soon haha

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