Are you going to a baby shower? Gifts for babies are always so cute - here are some ideas to create gift wrapping that is just as adorable as the gift you are giving.
If you know the baby is expected to be a boy or a girl, sometimes it is fun to wrap a gift in "baby boy blue" or "baby girl pink" - but remember we have many other colors in the rainbow to choose from! Here are some other options to get your creative juices flowing.
Going to a shower and the mother is not sure if the baby is going to be a boy or a girl? Wrap the baby gift in white paper and tie the gift with two ribbons instead of one - use one pink and one blue. Tie the blue and pink ribbons together and tape to the back of the package. Then have the ribbon form a bow on the front of the package from the two colors of ribbon.
Want to add a cute topping to any baby shower package? Add a rattle, teething ring, baby mittens, hairbow, small picture frame, Christmas ornament or a small stuffed animal. All of these items can be fastened with the ribbon you tie the gift with - and these items can also be used by the baby.
Love teddy bears? Do a teddy bear gift wrap! Use gift wrap paper that has teddy bears on it, or a soft cocoa colored gift wrap
paper. But a small teddy bear on the top of your package and tie with a brown or a white bow. You can often find teddy bear rattles or teething rings that have teddy bears on them.
Quack quack quack! Wrap with a duck theme! Use yellow paper or paper with ducks on it and tie with a large orange ribbon. Top your gift with a traditional yellow rubber duck.
For a pretty look for a spring baby shower consider a very floral look. Wrap a gift with floral or plain but colored paper. Use a
green or purple ribbon and tie it in a bow. Top the package with some fresh spring flowers. Cut the stems of the flowers very
short. Add the flowers the morning of the baby shower for best presentation.
Does the baby have an older sibling? Consider giving a small gift to this sibling. A new baby is often a hectic time and seeing their new brother or sister get so many gifts can sometimes be overwhelming, and leave many children feeling a little forgotten.
Consider getting an older sibling a storybook or a stuffed animal as a special big brother/big sister gift.
Abigail Beal © 2004 Abigail Beal a.k.a. "the Gift-wrap Goddess" teaches gift wrap in suburban New York. She is the author of 2
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