Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Baby Wreath Gift

A close girlfriend of mine had her sweet baby girl yesterday & i made her a super quick and easy baby gift for the hospital. Not only can it hang on the hospital door, but it also displays the cute gifts too!

What you'll need:
1 Metal ring (found mine at Hobby Lobby 9" diameter for $1.47)
various fabrics (scraps are always great! 7" to 10" long strips X 1-2" wide~ on average I think I use about 1 yard total)
1 infant onesie
1 iron on embellishment
several clothes pins
1 letter
paint of your choice for the letter
ribbon or tulle
additional toy, pacifier or hair bow
hot glue gun & glue

Step 1:
cut strips of fabric into 7" to 10" long X 1-2" wide strips. I use my rotary cutters so it's super quick to cut. I love using my pinking rotary cutter because of the extra accent the zig zag edges it gives. but straight cuts will let it fray a bit which looks neat too!

Step 2:
Tie on the fabric strips all the way around with a simple knot and bunching them together tightly. No need to be uniform, just mix up the fabrics! There should not be any flack in the fabric, make sure they are tightly packed.

Step 3:
Paint your letter, let dry, add rhinestones (or not if it's a boy!), add ribbon to the back(I used tulle), and hang onto the wreath. I also added an extra tulle bow at the top of the wreath to be able to hang the wreath on a door,etc.

Step 4:
following the directions to the iron on embellishment (or the easy route, just find a cute onesie already done, i love these Miss month iron ons- so sweet for little girls. Miss B was born in June, so she gets "Miss June" :)
Attach to the wreath using clothespins

Step 5: Using one of the fabric strips, tie the end in a knot & clip on the hair bow (so it won't slip off)

Easy Peasy! How cute is this!


Kenzie said...

This is adorable! I love the colors!

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Oh love this!! I am hosting a baby shower in August, I might have to use this idea!! It is pretty darn cute!

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

This is simply adorable! What a fantastic gift! Love the pink and chocolate brown! I am sure your friend was thrilled. Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase. I greatly apprecite it! Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn