Saturday, May 8, 2010

Gifts – It’s All Wrapped Up!

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I love to give gifts, especially when I can come up with something that I feel is Distinctive, Personalized, and Memorable.  It’s a trait that my mother passed down to me.  She has always done such a good job of searching (sometimes for way too long) for the perfect gift.

I firmly believe that the gift packaging is like icing on the cake, another opportunity to “Dress to Impress”.

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   So, when I asked my friend which type of shower gift she wanted, and she said, “diapers and basics”…I knew I had to figure out a way to make it more exciting than just “essentials”.  I decided on a diaper cake.  I had never made one before, so I used Jax’s Towel Cake Tutorial at Ashly & Ash as my guide.  I am so thankful that I had somewhere to turn.

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I created the frame, making sure I had enough room for the Powder and Baby Wash to sit inside, then wrapped the diapers and ribbon around it.  With washcloths, pacifiers, and teething ring in place, the bottom layer was complete. 

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The cake was topped with diapers, washcloths, booties, card, and a monkey. 

When it comes to gifts, I try to add a little pizzazz by thinking outside the gift box.

 

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As Seen On:

Sunday Showcase, Making the World Cuter Monday, Whatever Goes Wednesday, WooHoo Wednesday

14 comments:

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Wow! That came out great!!! What a lucky friend you've got. It is adorable, well done!!

-heather

Mama E said...

I love wrapping gifts too. How fun! Found you on Sunday Showcase party.
-Mama E
www.homeandheartsblog.com

Jax @ AlyandAsh said...

Thanks for linking back! It looks great! I'm going to add a picture to my Aly&Ash facebook group!

Wendy said...

So cute!

Stephanie Lynn said...

I totally agree about dress to impress. I love to personlize the packages too! Your diaper cake turned out adorable. What a lovely gift! Thanks so much for stopping by and joining the Sunday Showcase Party! I greatly appreciate it! Hope you have a great week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Megan (FriedOkra) said...

I think that might be the cutest diaper cake I've ever seen! Those little yellow shoe-socks made me go AWWWWWWWW!

Nice job! Hope you had a great Mothers Day, Mama!

Always Nesting said...

Woo Hoo! Now that is just the cutest project ever!! What a wonderful idea and filled with all that great baby stuff. Thanks for linking this project to Woo Hoo! Wednesday and joining the celebration.

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this idea. I have a double baby shower to host this summer and I am doing this x 2. I remember in the olden days, lol, we used to do diaper cakes with cloth diapers. I think these are even cuter :)

Blessings!
Gail

Army Wife Quilter said...

Oh wow I hope it is easy as it looks thanks

Crystal said...

That is so great! I'm with you on packages!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Thanks for the ideas! They look fab!!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I completely agree about gift giving! I love to pick the perfect gift for someone, and then the presentation is important, too! That's part of the joy of giving. What you did here is adorable. Great job!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Melissa said...

Beautifully done!

Many Blessings,
M.

Jami said...

This is so cute! I hope you'll stop by and share this (or any other cute packaging idea) at the Pretty Packages Party!
http://blackberryvine.blogspot.com/2010/10/pretty-packages-party-3.html
smiles!