Friday, March 19, 2010

Sweet Baby Treats & Instructions

Have you seen these at Baby Showers? Some creative crafters decided to gift-package baby staples like diapers, onesies, washcloths, socks, and bibs and make them look like sweet treats such as lollipops, cupcakes, sundaes, and even a flower bouquet. How do they come up with this fun stuff?
Do a search on Etsy and you'll find a plethora of sweet gifts:







So I searched for an Online Tutorial to make these sweet baby gifts and came up with: PDF instructions for Sale, "How to Applique a Cupcake Onesie", and screenprinted cupcake onesies...pretty much nothing to help.

Perhaps I wasn't searching with the right keywords, but the gifts are adorable and appeared to be fairly easy to make so I bought some onesies Wednesday night and tried my hand at figuring it out myself. It took a couple of tries, but I think I've figured out how to put my own personal spin on them and I'm sure they'll only get easier to make as I practice more. My friends better be making some babies now!!! =)

Supplies for My 1st Cupcakes
  • Onesies
  • Washcloths
  • Pompom
  • Wide Ribbon {at least 1.5 in width}
  • Cupcake Liners {OR you can always make your own cupcake wrappers HERE}
  • Doublestick Tape
  • Straight-Pin

  1. Fold washcloth in half, then fold again length-wise {so it's long & skinny}
  2. Roll the long washcloth tightly & temporarily secure with a straight-pin
  3. Lay the onesie out & fold it into thirds length-wise so it's long and skinny {you may have to try at this a while to figure out the best fold for your roll}
  4. Remove straight-pin from your washcloth roll & place it on the end of your onesie and beginning rolling your onesie tightly over the washcloth roll
  5. Secure the cupcake form with the straight-pin
  6. Cut ribbon the length of the cupcake circumference {leave about 1/4" extra}
  7. Tape the ribbon at your desired height {see below photos} & secure the ends with the straight-pin so that it holds the ribbon in place along with the cupcake form
  8. From the bottom of the cupcake form, push the washcloth center slightly up to make a fully risen cupcake {see photos}; dont be afraid to adjust as the straight-pin will help hold the form together
  9. Place a small piece of tape at the top and stick a pompom on as decoration
  10. Sit your cupcake in a liner and Ta-Da!

I packaged them individualy in the clear favor bags {I think they were $1.50 for 20 at WalMart}


Here's some I did for a friend at church who is on bedrest expecting twins:

Then I made some gift labels in Word:
And packaged their "sweet baby treats" with some chocolate chip cookies and cupcakes:


Okay, give me some sweet babies...I want to make more treats!

6 comments:

Rachel said...

Cute!!

{Amanda} said...

Rachel, I think I'm a bit obsessed...I'm on the lookout for cute onesies, washcloths, socks, anything that can be rolled up now!

=)

Haven and Home said...

Great ideas, I have so many babies around me right now I will have to put these into use.

charm home said...

I can't wait to make some of these sweet treats for my friends who are having babies. I've never seen anything like that before. So cute.

Here's the link for the directions to the artwork that you were asking for. I wrote them really fast so let me know if you have any questions if you decide to make them.

http://charmhome.blogspot.com/2010/03/randomness.html

xo, Cristi

{Amanda} said...

I feel like there are babies galore...so fun!

Awesome- thanks so much Cristi! I have a newborn neice whose nursery would be adorable with some ballerina canvases! Now I just have to find the right silhouettes =)

Rachel {BubblyNatureCreations.com} said...

I love these!!! They are so cute!!!

I featured you here today: http://www.bubblynaturecreations.com/2011/02/what-i-wednesday-baby-gift-ideas.html

Come grab a button if you like! :)

-Rachel