Baby's First Gift - Wed, Dec 11th, 2013

The birth of a new baby brings with it a mulitude of emotions, causing grown adults to make goofy faces and cooing sounds as the new baby looks on wide eyed from their arms. Try as we might to deny it, babies have a way of overflowing our lives and hearts with love and tenderness. I'll never forget the day that I first held my nephew Jackson after he was born. I couldn't stop staring at him and memorizing each sound and expression he made as his tiny hand clamped tightly around my thumb. He was born one week before I moved from Ohio to New Jersey almost 8 years ago, and I wanted to spoil him as much as possible in the little time that I had to spend with him before loading the moving van and heading east. 

Being a crafter, my first inclination was to create a special gift that would become a treasured keepsake as he grew up. Something that would let him know that the love and care surrounding him in those first few days of life would be something he could count on in the years to come. Most of us who craft do so because the time invested in creating a hand-crafted project is the way we express ourselves artistically for those who mean the most to us.

However, just creating the gift itself wasn't enough. I wanted everything about this first gift to be memorable. This adorable gift bag created by Carol Snyder of Little B LLC reminds me of the type of project I had in mind when looking to add a personal touch not just to the gift being given, but also the wrapping in which the gift was delicately placed.  What I love most about this project is the versatility it provides the giver for any gift giving occasion. 

.Let us show you just how easily you can create one of your own. Start by gathering your supplies. 

Little B LLC Products:

  • Pastel Yellow Decorative Tape
  • Daisies Decorative Tape
  • Baby Boy Medium Dimensional Stickers

Additional Supplies:

  • Brown Gift Bag
  • Twine
  • Green/White Polka Dot Pattern Paper
  • Cardstock - green and white
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Scissors
  • Circle and Scallop Circle punches
  • Black Marker
  • Foam Adhesive
  • Tape Runner

Once you have everything organized, you are ready to get started!

Directions:

  1. Cut a square of pattern paper, mat with white cardstock.
  2. Wrap twine around the center of the matted square and ahere to the bag.
  3. Cut a strip of white and green cardstock, use scissors to create a two pointed notch on one end and adhere to the bag as shown.  
  4. Use foam adhesive to adhere a punched circle and scalloped circle together and attach as shown.
  5. Create stitch marks with the black marker around the white and green strips, adding the words "Welcome Baby" to the center of the white strip.
  6. Wrap one strip of Daisies decorative tape and two strips of Pastel Yellow decorative tape to the gift bag handle. Use scissors to create notches.
  7. Embellish bag with Baby Boy Onsies dimensional stickers.

Now that you've designed your personalized gift bag, it's time to hop in the car and shower the new baby with love, gifts and a few goo-goo ga-gas to make their arrival complete. 

We look forward to sharing more exciting projects as we showcase inspiration for all of life's important moments. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest and Instagram and give us your feedback on the projects you see here at Little B LLC

Make it meaningful!

Shane

"There are words in the soul of a newborn baby, wanting and waiting to be written."

― Toba Beta

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