Last weekend I went to a friend baby shower. She and I have been friends since before we could drive and it is hard to believe that we have our own kids now?! It seems like only yesterday we were passing notes in the hallway about boys in our class, and now we are talking about breast feeding and birth stories! lol! So anyway back to the gift, I started thinking about what to get her, I thought back to my shower and the things that I received. I knew she would be getting a lot of the usual stuff, like blankets, and onesies, so I figured I could do something different. I really loved getting things that were personalized with Carter's name on them, and since my friend and her family like to spend a lot of time by the pool in the summer, I thought that it would be cute to do a summer fun gift! And what is cuter than a baby in a swim suit and sunglasses???
So for this gift, I found a plain tub at Hobby Lobby, and went to Target to grab some essential baby pool accessories. :) Swim suit, sunglasses, towel, and toys! Other things that would be great to add would be sunscreen, swim shoes, hat, floaties, etc... the possibilities are endless.
Once I got all the loot, I simply drew the baby to be's name on the front of the tub using these paint pens.
After the name dried I filled it up, going largest in the back to smallest in the front. It took a little arranging and re-agrraning to get it to look how I wanted.
Then to finish it off I used a clear cellophane to wrap it up! I think you can put just about anything in cellophane and tie it with a bow and it will look cute.. ok maybe not everything, but you get the idea!
I stuffed some tissue in the top to give it a little more color and then tied it off with some toile. I glued on a little turtle to the front that came with the toy pack, to make it complete!
As I was putting this gift together and dreaming of sunshine and days at the pool, we were under a tornado watch all weekend! Luckily it only rained and never got severe around us. I've lived in Oklahoma my whole life, and I will never get used to tornado season! ugh!
I'm glad I had this little gift to take my mind of the weather so I could daydream about laying on the beach instead! :)
This was so fun to put together, and would be great for any age kid who has a birthday in the summer as well!
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