Rub-a-Dub Baby Shower Gift

After getting all my washcloth/bib/sock cupcakes in a row, it was time to assemble the final gift. And because we decided to throw a BBQ at our house the day before, I was scrambling the morning of the Shower to get this puppy sheep together!

I took a piece of cardboard (from the box of the umbrella we bought the day before for our deck BBQ party) and covered it with tissue paper and made a border with the ribbon I used on the sock cupcakes. I love my hot glue gun!

I used a small cardboard piece , oh my I must be tired, piece of cardboard and folded it into a box for a pedestal to put the sheep on so the sheep’s head and arms were just over the bath supply basket. Pinning the hooded towel to the sheep’s ears, I draped the rest over the pedestal and around the bottom of the basket. Then I placed the cupcakes around and figured out how I wanted them before hot glue gunning the paper liners down. The ones without liners I just made sure were between the liner ones to secure them from moving around.

And here is what it looked like before the cellophane went on…

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In my chaos of getting the diaper bag ready, twins ready and looking for my keys 3 times 15 minutes before the Shower was to start (did I mention I had a 40 minute drive to the venue?!) I completely forgot to take a picture of the finished gift!!!

Anyhoozers, my cousin was absolutely glowing and the Shower was awesome and it was totally worth the minor freak outs 😊

Til next time keep it creative!

Update: My aunt took a picture of the Shower gift all wrapped up so here it is!

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Mmmm Cupcakes Part II

Okay so I didn’t have to wait for another sleepless night, although I’ve had plenty since the last blog entry!

So the second type of Baby Shower Cupcake is made with a bib, washcloth and the pipe cleaner-Pom Pom thingy from the first cupcake type I did (scroll down and you will see what I’m referring to).

First I took a bib and folded it like so

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The next part was a little tricky but in a few tries it can be done even if you’re not crafty 😊
Place a washcloth over your fist and poke it down the hole in your fist.

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Then start folding the corners into the hole but make sure it’s still poofy!

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Roll it up in the bib and secure the bib with a pin.

Play around with the washcloth until you get a nice poofy cupcake top. Then add the Pom Pom that’s hot glued to a piece of pipe cleaner – like the previous cupcake type- and there you have yet another type of Baby Shower Cupcake!

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With this one I didn’t put it in a liner because the bib had a edge on it that made it look like a liner…and it was too fat in a regular liner. However if you want it to go in a liner you could use a coffee filter and make it fit snugly with a ribbon!

I’ll post the finished gift when I get it all put together…keep it creative!

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Mmmm Cupcakes…No Eating These!

So another one of my cousins is having baby and the baby shower is coming up. I had already made the Diaper Motorcycle for my other cousin so I didn’t to repeat that…I wouldn’t want anyone to think its my “go-to” gift!

I think most people, especially in the family, know I love to make cupcakes and I love making my own gifts. Well the food is already taken care of so the creative juices are flowing once again. I had seen on the Internet cupcakes made from different baby items and I’ve always wanted to make them. Knock knock…that was opportunity at my crafty door! 🚪

I decided to do a Bath-time Theme because as a mom of twins I know how much this stuff gets used! Although my cousin is having one baby, she is in for a whole world of mess that washcloths and bibs will be her BFF faster than a newborn can spit up! 😳

They were so easy to assemble and looked so cute! I bought a 10 pack of washcloths, an 8 pack of baby socks (I know socks don’t have anything to do with the bath but I needed something smaller than a washcloth!), a 5 pack of bibs, and ribbon. I already had pipe cleaners and Pom Poms and my handy dandy glue gun.

Now I noticed as I perused the web that cupcakes using baby socks always used one sock per cupcake. Seriously I doubt my cousin is going to want to go on a search for matching socks…especially after all the unravelling I’ll be forcing her to do so she pack the washcloths, bibs and socks away! 😜

I kept the pairs together and just put them at opposite ends so the cuffed end wouldn’t be too thick.

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Then I rolled them up and secure them with clear tape.

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Next I folded the washcloth so it was a little thinner than the socks.

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Placing the socks at one end of the washcloth, I rolled them up and secure with clear tape.

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– I tried keeping my fingers out of the shot because they’re not pretty! C’mon people I’m a mom of a tween and twin two year olds and all their demands keep me out of the nail salon! Ahhhh I feel a little better now ☺

Using this cute ribbon I found, I wrapped up the cupcake and secured with a pin…that way all the layers would have a reinforced hold. Then placed it in a cupcake liner and got the pipe cleaner and Pom Pom ready for glue gunning.

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By folding the pipe cleaner in half and gluing the Pom Pom to the end with the wire exposed, it made it easier to put the “cherry on top” without risking any damage to the socks 😊

Voilà! Les petits gateaux!

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As for the bib and washcloth cupcakes I shall save that for another sleepless night 😩😩😩

Stay tuned in the next coming days for that step by step but as a teaser here’s what the finished product looks like 😊

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