T Rex Family

T Rex Family

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Baby Gift Box

Here it is...

The baby gift box I was so excited about. And as you can see, it is indeed a box.

A friend of mine's hubby sells wine to local shops and he gets some of the left over boxes. I thought I would recycle them and use them for gift boxes rather than having to purchase baskets. And then they can be used to put all sorts of things in - toys, bathing supplies, etc.

I went ahead and purchased a couple items off her registry - the Baby Einstein video (essential) and the hangers. T Rex, of course, picked out the rattle. If you look as his blog today you'll understand why! I also threw in a bar of Goat Milk Soap (for mom) since it's totally my new indulgence (and this month's giveaway prize).

The rest of the items I made - baby pants (size 3-9 months and adjustable), burp cloths, and breastfeeding cover. Since this friend is having a boy I went with a cowboy and horse print in blue and orange and then made the burp cloths in matching colors. Orange seems to really be the new vogue color in baby clothes this year.

Total cost was close to $30 ($18 of which was off the registry and $5 for the soap).

Burp cloths tied with the duck rattle, goat milk soap, hangers, and baby pants in the bottom right corner.

The calico print in back is the breastfeeding cover.

The gift was well received with tears of thanks (and probably some hormones mixed in too)! Hopefully, it will be used by a healthy mom and baby for many months to come!

Happy Independence Day and blessings to all our troops who continue to keep our nation a safe and free place to live.


septembermom said...

You are so sweet! That is the most thoughtful, adorable gift box:) She must have been thrilled. Enjoy the 4th!!

Ally said...

Such a great gift! I love orange for my kiddos too. =)

Caitlin said...

Love it! Very cute and creative!

Jenners said...

So creative and lovely! And it seems like it costs much more than $30! She is lucky to have a friend like you!

zombiemom said...

I vowed homemade gifts last year as well. It's a lot of work but very rewarding!
The gift box turned out really nice!
I'm happy to hear your little one is doing better. I agree, children do age you faster, but they are so worth it!
Yes, the birthday party was a lot of work, but very fun. Thanks for the nice comments!

Nina said...

I love how crafty you are. I don't know how you ever find the time but I give you so much credit for doing it.