DIY: Baby Washcloth Bouquet

I have another fun DIY baby shower gift for y’all! Today at work we celebrated one of my favorite co-workers with a beautiful baby shower. There was food, balloons and lots of fun. Because I could only stay for 15 minutes, I wanted to surprise her with a thoughtful and creative gift.
My fun times in New Orleans left me low on cash so I decided to browse through Pinterest til I found a useful and presentable gift. I found hundreds of tutorials for do it yourself baby shower gifts and decided on a bouquet made out of terry washcloths. Keep reading for the how to!

I found this bushel of baby’s breath for $3.96 at Walmart and a cylinder vase for $1 and snagged both up. All that was left to do was trim the stems and add water.
I found the cutest little washcloths with rubber duckies for $5.96 and got to work. With my little sisters help, this entire project took about 5 minutes to complete.

Start off by laying the terry cloth flat, tag side up.

Fold in to thirds, bringing both top and bottom toward the center.

Flatten out any wrinkles and fold in half one last time.

Starting at one end and keeping the other end taut, fold a corner diagonally and begin rolling to the other side.

Make sure to roll up as you go to create the petal effect.

And you’re done! Secure the end with tape and work on the rest of the washcloths.

Insert a wooden dowel, I found mine at the dollar store, to create the stem.

Arrange them into the vase naturally throughout the arrangement. And you are done! You can finish the look off with some ribbon or tulle, I chose to keep mine simple.

Here I am with the mother-to-be before I had to go back to my meeting. Doesn’t she look happy?!
This arrangement was a hit at the shower as it also served as a centerpiece at the cake table. For just over $10 I was able to present her with thoughtful handmade gift she loved!
I think homemade gifts are the best because I get to personalize them.
Does anybody have a favorite homemade gift they have received? What kind of gifts do you give at a baby shower? I cannot wait til the baby is born to create a few more gifts from my Pinterest search.
Talk to y’all soon!


DIY: Diaper Cake

I want to share one of my favorite projects with you all from this past week. I attended a baby shower at work for one of my favorite co workers on Thursday. She is about 7 and a half months pregnant and does not want to find out the baby’s gender, which I love. But I found it a little difficult to find a gift for her and the baby. She is always teasing me for all the time I spend on Pinterest and scrolling through blogs so I thought it would be perfect to make her something creative! Put a few pins to good use.

I made her a gender neutral diaper cake with Dora the Explorer because she is trying to learn Spanish 🙂

Here are a few shots of the process:


Supplies needed:

A hot glue gun
A piece of cardboard
A rubberband
A bottle cleaner
A bag of newborn diapers
A package of travel size toiletries
A blanket
A bath mit, I chose Dora
And a few other things the new momma may need


I glued the little bottles down on the cardboard and started rolling up the diapers and placing them around the bottles. I used a rubberband to hold them together, I would avoid glue so the mommy can use the diapers from the cake. I just went around and around with rolled up diapers until I felt good about the size of the cake.


I ended up using 25 diapers, keeping them together with the rubberband. I took the fleece blanket and folded it around the diapers, tying it in a knot at the back.


Then I stuck Dora in, making sure she was standing upright between the rubberband and the diapers. I love this shot, it looks like Dora is taking a bubble bath 🙂


And that’s it! After that its just about squeezing in a few other gifts. I tied a little toy and a pacifier on with some white ribbon. I put in a bag of portable diaper sacks, some diaper rash cream. And the cutest little superman newborn onesie.


Here it is again! Unfortunately I don’t have a picture of the mommy to be holding the cake. Believe me, I tried to get one! Her response: I don’t want any pictures of me without a six-pack! Hahaha I love that! Even though we all assured her she looked beautiful!


Anyhoo, this was such an easy and inexpensive project! For less than $25 I was able to give her a functional yet presentable gift! I think the only thing I splurged on a bit was the onesie. But it was so cute and worth it!

I think I made the right decision with this gift! She was so thankful and loved that it was homemade.


Here’s a shot of the food table for the party. The decorations committee did such a great job! It was such a great party! The mommy to be got a ton of great stuff and it was nice to hang out a bit at work.

That’s what I have to share with y’all for today. I hope you all have a great weekend! I’ll talk to y’all soon!