Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Baby Shower Gift Tips By Angela Green

If you are planning a baby shower or going to be joining one; I have a few tips I would like to share with you.

A Diaper Cake is very easy to make and a great all in one gift.

To begin making the cake, you start by rolling diapers and securing each diaper with a rubber band. Stand the diapers up around a paper towel tube. Secure the diapers by tying ribbon, yarn or string around the first row of diapers. Next add a second row around the first the same way. Repeat these steps until you have the desired amount of rows.

For the second cake layer, roll more diapers and attach around the tube just as you did the first layer. Also, do the same for the third layer of the diaper cake. Once you finish each row, you could wrap a thicker type of ribbon around each layer. This will help keep the layers secure.

Now, you can add baby items like rattlers, pacifiers, teething rings, socks or anything a baby may need into the ribbon around the cake. You could also place a teddy bear or some type of stuffed animal on the top. You could even take small soaps wrapped in ribbon and secure them around.

The perfect gift!!

How about a "baby themed" gift basket? I made a gift basket one year for my sister-in-law and she loved it. I simply took a huge white wicker basket and stuffed it with all kinds of goodies. I included towels, washcloths, socks, boxed cereal, bottles, stuffed animals, one of my handmade picture frames, two cross stitch burp cloths and whatever else I could fit in the basket.

A cute centerpiece would be a decorative can filled with goodies or a big plastic baby bottle. You could decorate the can with scrapbook paper, clip art and pictures printed from your computer. You could add all kinds of little goodies into these.

Don’t forget about Mom. I’m sure she could use a "relaxation" gift. Fill a basket with a soothing CD, candles (maybe Lavender scented), a bath pillow, a bath set, eye mask, a good book or anything that Mommy could use for a time out.

I hope you’ve enjoyed these tips.

Copyright © 2006—All Rights Reserved - Written by Angela Green. Angela is the owner of AngelasGiftNook.com where she sells her handmade items including: Kitchen Towel Dresses, Custom Painted Signs, Cross Stitch Bookmarks, Gift Jars and More! Gift Wrapping and Cross Stitch Service also available. Visit her website at http://www.angelasgiftnook.com/

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