Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Crafty Baby Shower Gifts

This past weekend was my sister-in-laws baby shower up in Alabama. She is the one that I made my latest diaper cake for (which I am SUPER proud of). I love how I used the stuff from her registry to decorate the cake: links around the top 2 layers, baby shampoo and lotion, wrist rattles around the shampoo and lotion bottles, spoons, teething rings, etc. Also, this was the first time that I used crinkle paper between the layers and I really liked how that looked.

The girls and I (hubby is playing army for 2 weeks) made a vacation out of it. We drove 7.5 hours up to my parents house for a few days, then made a day trip up to AL for the shower. We had a relaxing time at my parents' lake and it gave Pop pop and Gigi time with the girls. Plus, Charlotte got to see the horses (twice) and feed the fish.
But back to the crafty projects... the diaper cake wasn't the only crafty gift that I made it to the shower with. As timing would have it, one of the blogs I follow posted instructions on how to make those adorable onesie & burp cloth cupcakes the day or so before I left. When I got to the lake, I showed my mom the instructions and we decided do give it a shot.

 We didn't have one of those nifty bakery boxes so we wrapped a box lid with pink paper and filled the bottom with the crinkly paper. I used the gerber 3-pack of onesies as well as burp clothes and topped them off with cute little bows from walmart. This may be my new favorite baby shower gift!! If I get the gender and initials ahead of time (ahem ahem Shannon... :) ) then I would totally embroider monograms or cute little designs on them. Perhaps this will be a good 'Congrats on the birth of your son/daughter' type of gift.

Linking up: Gluesticks, Tatertops and jello, Making the world cuter, C.R.A.F.T., Lamb Arounc, Marvelously Messy, Keeping it Simple, The Tattered Tag, Dot Dot Dot, Somewhat Simple, Vintage Wanna Bee, Finger Prints on the fridge, Nap Time Crafters, Sun Scholars


  1. Well, excuse me! ;) Not only do we not know our baby's gender, but we are not even set on initials yet my dear friend. But, aforementioned sister-in-law and my practical due date buddy told me yesterday that they haven't decided their daughter's name yet either. So at least I'm not the only one! I can't wait for you to get creative once our babies are born :)

  2. Cute stuff! I've made a diaper cake before but man I need to try a cupcake now!

  3. The cupcakes turned out cute! I love the diaper cake too, even though I'm an Alabama fan.

  4. I love the cupcake idea! Very cute and such a simple easy gift!

  5. Your diaper cakes are so cute!! Saw you on TT&J weekend wrap-up. My husband graduated from Auburn in 2003, so I especially love this diaper cake- War Eagle!! :)

  6. Great baby shower gifts! Hollie

  7. Adorable. I was just at a baby shower where a cute diaper cake was given, but I have to admit I loke the cupcakes even better!! I would love it if you would link this up to my blog party, A Marvelous Mess!! One project from each party will be featured on my sidebar for a week!! Here is the link:

  8. The cupcakes are super sweet! Lots of great stuff here! Please share your creativity with my followers, link to my blog bash K.I.S.S. Happy to be a new follower. :)

  9. Oh I love this! I make diaper cakes all the time but I've not made the little cupcakes yet--I will be after seeing yours.

  10. I was planning on making a diaper cake for my cousin's shower later this I have to make some cupcakes to go with it! They are SOOOOO cute!!! Thank you for sharing!


  11. So cute. I wish I'd seen this before my grandson's baby shower a few months ago. Oh well, hopefully there will be more grandchildren in the future! LOL

  12. What a gorgeous diaper cake! I can't wait to try one for my sister's shower this summer. I LOVE yours!

    Oh I'd love to have you share them at my For the Kids Friday Link Party (still open). Those are so cute!

  13. Super cute! I've never seen these made with onesies before. Excellent!

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