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It’s been 2 years since I’ve stopped exchanging gifts with acquaintances and doing the whole gift wrapping thing to save paper. I used to be a superstar when it came to wrapping gifts, so good that my gifts to my friends was a show stealer. haha… But that also takes a lot of effort and time and a whole lot of paper being wasted for a night’s worth of oohing and ahhing. Not worth it.
Since I’ve stopped the gift wrapping, there were rolls and rolls of wrapping paper that ‘s been sitting around doing nothing so I gave away some. This year, I’ve got presents to wrap because of babies and kids’ and as long the parents are responsible with the ripped wrap (reuse or recycle), a gift with some wrapping would totally make a child’s day.
Here are some tips on how you can make your gift LTA (“Look Totally Awesome” haha). Read the rest of this entry
I walked by Urban Source many times before checking it out today. It’s a pretty cool store especially if you are a crafter. They’ve been around for 17 years and they sell knick knacks collected from industries for artists and crafters looking for something unique to complete their pieces.
I made my first diaper cake over the weekend. My cousin made me one for my baby shower and I thought it looked easy and fun to make. Being a super crafty person, I actually found this pretty hard to make compared to my beading and felt pins projects.
Nonetheless, i still think diaper cakes are fun and useful for new moms-to-be. You can surely customize it to what you want to give.
Ingredients – Diapers, fleece blankie, blue bunny rattle, a pack of 3 bodysuits, glass plate, small bottles of shampoo/cleansers/etc, a container of wipes, ribbons and cellophane wrap. Glue gun can be used to glue the ribbons. Ribbons, plate and cellophane wrap can be found at the dollar store.
Place the wipes container in the centre of the plate. Wrap the fleece blankie around the container to give it more girth. Roll the diapers and hold it with either a ribbon or a mini elastic band. Wrap it tightly if you want to squeeze in more diapers. Place the diapers around the container. Wrap a thick ribbon around the diapers covering the elastic bands and secure the ribbon with tape or glue. You may need an extra set of hands to help you .
Repeat the same steps for the second layer of diapers. You can add the bodysuits in between the diapers. For my cake, I put the 3 bodysuits together at the ‘front’ (where the rattle will be facing).
Same for the third layer. Place the rattle on top of the third layer. It looks nicer without the backing on the rattle but it was easier for me to place it on top by placing the cardboard back between the diapers for support.
Tie a ribbon on the socks and mini bottles and attach it to the thick ribbon around the diapers on each layer. You can use larger bottles and squeeze it between the diapers if you wish.
Wrap the cake in cellophane wrap and tie a bow on top. Your cake is ready to be served!
Finishing touches – you can line tissue paper at the bottom and crinkle the ends to make it more decorative if you feel the first tier is too plain. I glued stones to the ribbon because I thought the ribbon was too plain. There are cellophane wrap with designs on it such as stars or ducks, etc.