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I did these for my son's baby shower. They are really cute. You can fill a small basket with blankets, they look like candies.
Approximate Time: 1/2 hour
By coville123 from Brockville, Ontario
A couple of suggestions:
Source: 3 baby showers
By Suntydt from Tazewell, TN
This week at a local discount drug store I found children's sand pail/shovel sets on sale for a quarter. I bought several for gift containers for anticipated showers in the near future.
For 3 baby showers a variety of small infant items will be tucked in a pail and covered with a small mesh laundry bag for corralling little socks in the washing machine. The mesh bag will be stitched in yarn with the word "Baby". A simple bow then can be attached as well.
The pail can be used as a small toy box for Baby's little rattles and blocks now and later as a sand pail.
For a wedding shower, a variety of cleaning supplies will be gathered in a pail without the shovel. This will be covered on top with a dish cloth and bow. The pail will provide a kitchen pail for small cleaning jobs.
No gift wrap will be needed with these and everything can be used by the recipient.
I attended a baby shower last weekend and the hostess had the cutest centerpiece on the buffet food table. It was a shallow wide glass bowl which was filled up with water, and then she put the mini rubber duckies to float. As we got our food, we would take a rubber duckie to take home!
The rubber duckies are found on this site: http://www.orientaltrading.com and the item is #RUBBER DUCKY SQUIRTS
Item Number: IN-39/311
$4.95 per Dozen
Base your gift to the new baby on the month of the baby's birth. Crochet/knit/quilt/purchase a baby blanket in the color of the baby's birthstone, and include a package of seeds/bulbs for the birth month flower (a chart for both can be found on Hallmark's website). Include a note to the new parents explaining the color and flower choice.
By Trudy in KC
I usually make up a basket for the baby with the usual baby bath lotion and such but here is where it really gets good, I also always make up a basket for the new mom. I include bubble bath and a scrubber, new soap a pretty scrunchie for her hair and some good lotion and perfume. This is always a big hit as the new mother is excited about being able to pamper herself after the big day.
By Debra in Colorado
Wrap baby shower gifts with a recieving blanket and secure with diaper pins. Or for a larger gift use a crib sheet. No wasted wrapping paper! :)
By Kim in NJ
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