My niece, Kellie is having a baby at the end of October and I wanted to buy a gift for her baby shower. I really like to give people gifts in containers they can reuse, so I bought several small items on her registry and grouped them together in a basket. I have posted similar gifts to this before, using the same wrapping technique, but this one is a little more personal.
I grouped everything in the basket with some shredded paper:
I laid the basket on a baby blanket:
Then I folded the sides first and secured them with a diaper pin:
It helps to keep the corners really neat while you are folding:
I folded up the bottom half:
Then folded down the top half:
What makes this gift different from the gifts in my other posts is the card. I just so happened to have had an adorable picture of her when she was a little girl. I cropped it, gave it a sepia finish, and reprinted it on photo paper. Then I added photo corners to it and attached it to some textured red card stock. I spelled her name with baby alphabet beads and glued them to the card:
I glued a strip of the card stock to the back:
So that I could run the ribbon through it in order to attach it to the gift:
The final touch was a diaper pin on the top:
It is really so much fun to take a little bit more time and personalize your gifts.