Friday, April 29, 2011

Baby Shower Gift Wrap

My friend Julia and I have been buddies since 1st grade.  I love that we still keep in touch with each other.  She is truly one of my oldest friends (not by age...she is 27, but you know what I mean).  Julia is nearing the end of her fourth pregnancy.  Yes, she has been busy in her 20's!  I'm very excited to be attending her baby shower tomorrow.
One thing I hate about buying gifts is that you end up spending so much on gift wrap and cards that you can't afford as much gift as you would like.  I decided to forgo traditional baby shower gift wrap and come up with stuff around the house so I could spend a little more on the gifts.
 For Christmas we used brown craft paper and dressed it up in different ways.  I still had a roll of craft paper left so I decided to use that and a brown paper bag I had laying around.  I fancied it up with pom poms that I made.  I just happened to have yarn colors that would match the crochet booties I commissioned Melissa to make for the baby boy.  For the tag I used a cute little card that Becca had given me.  She gave me a whole stack of them around Christmas.  I have so many crafty friends!
It was a fun, quick project.  I knew how pom poms were made, but I had never made them myself.  It was really easy and I just love them.  I want to make them and put them on everything now.
I'm really excited to give these gifts!  In the past I would have just bought a giant baby shower themed gift bag.  I had a lot more fun with this and I know Julia will really love it.
-Kira

4 comments:

  1. The wrapping is always my favorite part! They turned out so cute...I have been wanting to make some poms (did you use a fork?) but don't have any reason to! I'm glad you used one of my cards! :)

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  2. I love it! I was just talking with a gal pal, on our way into a bridal shower, about how much fun it is to wrap presents all pretty and how I'm always slightly offended when the person just rips it open. Hahaha. STILL WORTH IT.

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  3. These gifts are so cute! I love the wrapping, I would love a gift with these wrapped on it!

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  4. Cute and so unique! I love it. I'm the same way with wrapping presents. I like to put a little extra pizazz into it:-) xoxo

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