Saturday, February 19, 2011

A Baby Shower Gift

I am going to a baby shower on Tuesday night and wanted to make the mommy-to-be something special for her new little one. This is what I came up with:


A wreath made of onesies and socks! Perfect for a beautiful baby girl! And bonus, it was very simple to make! Here is what I did.

I took some onesies and rolled them like I would roll fabric flowers. First, I laid the onesie out flat on the table, front side up,


folded the sides to the middle,


then folded it again.


Then, I started at the neck end of the onesie and began rolling. I rolled it with the open end of the fold on top because I liked the way it ended when the flower was finished, but you can do whatever you like.


Then, I twisted the onesie (twist toward the center of the flower) and kept rolling until I ran out of material. I got about three twists for each of the flowers. Then I simply pinned the fabric at the end and I was finished! See? Easy! Here are some more pictures of the rest of the process:


And the finished flower!


After that, I took a styrofoam wreath form, wrapped it in pretty pink ribbon, and pinned the flowers to the wreath. I used four pins for each flower to help hold each one in place. After that, I used cute little socks that I bunched up to look like rosettes and filled in holes. Two pins were used for each of the socks.

To make the sock rosettes, I just unfolded the sock, ran both thumbs down to the toe, and then pulled everything together. The cuff of the sock holds the bunching in place and you can hide the pins in the middle of the socks when you attach them to the wreath. A close-up of the socks:


Here is another look at my finished present. I can't wait to give it to my friend at her shower!



I am linking this project to the following blogs:

Tatertots and Jello

WhipperBerry
Tip Junkie

10 comments:

  1. What a fantastic idea! I love it. Thanks for linking up!

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  2. Too cute! What a great idea! I love it!

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  3. How clever! Onesie wreaths are the new diaper cakes! :-)

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  4. I totally agree with Kristen above! Its better than a diaper cake. very innovative.

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  5. This is sooooo cute!! I wish I'd known about this sooner. I've been to 3 baby showers in the last 3 months! :)

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  6. Oh that is too stinkin' cute! I just saw where you posting this on CRAFT's FB status.

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  7. SO cute and WAY prettier and better than a diaper wreath! I'm definitely bookmarking this for inspiration!

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