Tuesday, August 31, 2010

CUTE baby gifts!

There are 6 women who are pregnant at my church right now... Careful when you drink the water, there is something going on here! So, that means BABY SHOWERS!

Here is a great tip that I have for you to help you make an ADORABLE personalized baby gift, that any new mom will love!

Look on the registry for the receiving blankets they want, that match their bedding choice. Buy that pack of blankets and use it as fabric to make some adorable baby gifts. You get a lot of soft and cuddly fabric for a reasonable price!

The new mom is sure to love it since she pretty much picked out the fabric. remember not to check it off the registry since you are not actually buying her the receiving blankets.

Here is what I made for a baby shower I went to this past weekend:

I got this pack of 4 receiving blankets for 6.99 at target and I only used two blankets for this project!
I used the monkey and the stripes.

I made a cute and coordinating gift!

The diaper and wipes clutch is reversible to fit you mood.

And so is the changing pad!

With the extra fabric I was able to make an appliqued onesie!

A cute matching card is also a nice touch!
And since I only used half that pack it is like I only paid $3.50 for this great gift! How fun is that!
I did not make a tutorial for these projects, because, quite frankly, there are plenty of them out there already! But here are some links to projects similar to what I made in case you really want one:
Diaper Clutch From Toad's Treasures
Changing Pad from Homemade by Jill
Appliqued Onesie from Crap I've Made

Do you have any great tips for making baby gifts?

Linking to:
PhotobucketFresh Poppy Design I read orange giveawaysA Crafty Soiree


Cecily said...

OMG, is that ADORABLE! I LOVE that monkey fabric. Too cute!

Anonymous said...

Great idea to use the receiving blankets. Thanks for that idea!

Country Mouse said...

Wow!!! Great idea!!! Thanks for sharing!

Quiltstory said...

That is a seriously fabulous idea! I will definitely be using that in the future!!

We'd love if you came and linked your project up to our fabric linky party today!

Elaine Welte said...

Love the idea of using receiving blankets!!!

becky said...

What a great idea! I would have never thought to purchase blankets from the set they were registered for and use them to make gifts that match! Luv it...

elizabeth @ twelvecrafts said...

What a cute gift! I love that it's reversible! I love options.

SewSara said...

handmade gifts are ALWAYS the best.
you'll be the envy of the baby shower (and isn't that the goal, afterall?)

Kara @ Mine for the Making said...

Get out of here! This is the cutest/greatest baby gift idea ever!!! Thanks so much for the inspiration!!!


elizabeth said...

What a perfect idea to use the blankets as fabric - and why didn't I think of it before??? LOL!

Thanks for the links too as it saves me a Google... :)

Unknown said...

Thanks for the shoutout!!

Those lucky moms will be happy to have you for a friend!;)

Quiltstory said...

Thanks for linking up! I'm glad to have found your blog!

Emily said...

VERY cute! Great ideas in there:)

Katie said...

Wonderful idea, I love how you pointed out that the mom will love it because she picked out the fabric. Plus most moms I know will love that it all coordinates. Very clever! Thanks for linking to A Crafty Soiree!

Anonymous said...

Love how you used the blankets to make these great gifts! My new linky is still open today and I would love to have you link up!

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That was absolutely adorable perfect gifts I like it so much. Keep posting guys!

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Unknown said...

This is an awesome idea. The coordinating with their bedding is a great tip and I Love the reversible clutch! Congrads! This received the most views last week at the whatever goes Wednesday party. I will be highlighting it today!

ford said...

Cool gift ideas! Glad I saw this post. I've got an idea. Looking forward for your next post. Keep posting.

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Anonymous said...

These are really cool gift ideas you have here. The fabrics looked nice and they are really adorable.
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Carol said...

Very creative Baby gifts, for sure mothers will love it!

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