Sunday, March 20, 2011

More Baby Gifts...Mod Podge and Chicks!

So yesterday, I shared my sweet little cupcake baby gift (if you missed it, click here), and promised to share what else I was sending to my sweet friend "down under" for her baby's nursery.  She chose the "Penelope" bedding from PBK, and I wanted to come up with something to match it.  Unfortunately, my budget was pretty tiny, so I used some things I had on hand to make a sweet frame for her baby girl's picture.  I think it turned out really pretty!

I used a frame that I purchased at a craft store (can't remember which one, but I am pretty sure it was JoAnn's - the great thing about this one was that it was already painted white - yay!  Saved me a step!)  I simply shopped my stash of scrapbook papers, and found one that matched perfectly with the bedding.  I used my trusty Mod Podge to apply the paper, and then sanded the edges off a bit so they would look more flush with the edge of the frame.  It looked sort of plain, so I made a couple of fabric flowers.  If you don't know how to make these, search "fabric flower tutorials" on Google and you'll find a ton of them!  I added a few feathers and some tulle (the key ingredients in all things girly, in my humble opinion) and voila!  A cute frame - for under $3 or so! 
See how pretty it looks with her bedding?

Next, I decided that I needed to send my friend's older daughter a little gift (after all, a soon-to-be big sister needs a little recognition!), and once I found these A-DORABLE Easter chicks at Hobby Lobby I knew  I  she had to have them!  I previously professed my love of these darn chenille chicks here - but I'd never seen all these colors until this year!  Love!!!  (See Jessica - I found blue ones - yay!!!)  I added a little note for the new big sister, and put them in a tiny pink lunchbox that I found in my craft stash.  What's that?  You don't have a tiny pink lunchbox in your craft stash?  Hmmm...maybe I do have a problem! Haha!

It looked too plain for me, so I had to add another fabric flower and some little felt leaves that my mom made for me - thanks Mom!

Look at ALL that cuteness!!!!!

The finishing touch was a little "chick" onesie and another little bib, rolled up and placed in a clear cellophane bag.  It's all in the presentation, don't you think? 
I hope my friend loves these little goodies as much as I loved making them.  And I hope she doesn't read my blog!  Georgie, if you are reading this, just don't tell me - I am hoping this will be a big surprise!!!!

Sharing at some great link parties:

this blessed nest

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Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

Could that be any cuter!? That frame is fantabulous for sure. Love it all

Karen said...

So adorable! I absolutely love the frame! The colors are so pretty:) You did a great job!!

La-Dee-da crafter said...

I do have a pink lunchbox in my stash but I want one now...this is such a great gift. I would jump for joy to get this (if I had a baby that is) This is so great!!!

this blessed nest said...

there you are!!!

how are you???

can we talk about that pink lunch box with the rosette? pure cuteness, my dear. AND what's inside...o.i.can'!!!

love this idea.

thanks for linking up to the SPRING FLING!


The Pennington Point said...

Everything's adorable, but that lunch box at the end....cutest thing EVER! Lisa~

Jessica said...

Hi, Heather!
he he DID find blue ones! I still have a tiny box of pink ones I picked up from Michael's clearance section last year and I've been lookin' and lookin' but still haven't found any here. Will have to take another look soon!
LOVE the sweet baby gifts - all of them! There just isn't anything like a handmade gift - LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!
Just sent you an email by the way :)

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