You're planning on attending baby shower but you want to give a unique shower gift. Here's an idea for your baby shower gift that will be something truly from the heart. A Baby Gift Basket!!You can be very creative in making a baby basket. Is the baby shower based on a theme? There are many baby gifts and outfits which are reletive to about any theme for a baby shower which can be implemented in the basket. Most of the time, the new mon knows if she will be having a boy or a girl so you can color coordinated pink or blue which is the most common colors but you can also incorpated yellow, purple or green as a nuetral if they are not sure if it is a baby boy or a baby girl. If you decide a baby gift basket would make a wonderful shower gift, and you want to be creative and make it yourself, then here's some tips on making a baby basket for your shower gift.
First, you dont have to go out and buy a baby basket from a gift basket store, you can put together a baby basket yourself with some crafts from your local craft store, a few newborn baby toys, baby bath products, a couple of onsies or a couple of inexpensive 3-6 month outfits and a few baby shower favors.
If you have a local craft store, most will have have many varieties of baskets you can use as the start of your baby gift basket. There's a variety in designs and colors to select from, if the new mom is having a baby girl, maybe a princess style basket would be appropriate for the occasion, or choosing a pink basket would be ideal. You can even find character baskets or pails which would be the start of a nice themed baby basket. Many of the craft stores also have an isle or two with baby shower favors and baby shower accessories such as color plastic diaper pins, baby carriages, storks or plastic baby bootie favors you can attach to the basket by hot glue or double sided tape. The little shower favors can be your accents on your basket and even the basis for a theme. You can also find a small spool of baby printed ribbon for enhancements, such as baby footprints or its a girl or its a boy, to make a bow for the front or attach it to the handle of your basket.
Go to a Dollar store and pick up some small baby accessories such as pacifiers, gel teething rings, plush baby rattles and sometimes you can find candles in the shape of baby blocks or even a pink or blue baby carriage. You can even find these candles at the craft store and these make a lovely gift just for a decoration to set on a baby dresser. Sometimes you can even find nice baby outfits at the Dollar store but go somewhere like Big Lots or a Burlington Coat Factory who usually has very nice selection of name brand baby outfits in many colors and themes.
Now that you have everything to build your baby basket, lets put it together for your baby shower gift. One good trick is to use some paper at the bottom of the basket so everything doesnt sit to low. You can use anything as filler for the bottom such as paper towels, newspapers, brown paper bag or if you really want to keep with your color coordination, use tissue paper or use disposable diapers which would also be very useful. Once you fill your basket with the paper, make sure you create a flat top so everything with sit level. If your outfits are in a box, set them in the back securely to give your basket some height presentation, use can use tape and tape them together for added support, next, use your next tallest baby gift or baby gifts such as baby rattles, baby pacifies, baby bottles or teething rings and set them in front of the boxed outfits. You can tape each of these together, or even use hot glue or glue dots to hold them in place. So now you should be getting the idea on layering your gifts from the tallest down to the shortest to give the baby basket some height which will make your baby gift look large. Once everything is in place and secured, sprinkle some of the leftover baby shower favors or even some pink or blue candies for the mom. You can even go the local bakery and pick up some cookies which are in the shapes a variety of baby designs.
You are almost finished with your baby gift basket; all we need to do is to add some finishing touches. Add some colored shred around all of your baby gifts and tuck it down at the bottom of each of the gifts. Usually you use the same color as what the gender of the baby is or the theme of the baby basket. If the basket is built around a boy use can use baby blue, or pink for a girl, but if no one is sure what the gender of the baby is, use can always use yellow, lavender, green or sometimes you can find a mix of colors, like pink and blue. All you need is some clear cello or cello with baby designs for more of appeal to wrap your baby basket. If you choose to wrap the baby gift basket with cello, layout a sheet of cello from the roll, but dont cut it as of yet. Lay your basket in the center of the cello and bring the end up past the basket approximately 18 to 2. This will allow you to spread the cello out at the top like a fan. Cut the other end at the same height as the other side and bring both ends together over the basket. Grab the cello closest to the top of the basket as possible and tie off with a ribbon or piece of string. Starting at the bottom of the cello, wrap the open edges around to the back of the baby gift basket and tape, do this for both sides. Once all of the edges have been taped, place a bow where you tied the cello together then fan the top out.
Now that you have finished your baby basket, your ready to take it to the baby shower or even as a gift to welcome the newest addition home to the family.