A baby laundry basket gift is the perfect shower idea for the mom-to-be. It is a fun and creative way to give her a practical gift with the things she needs.
I just love buying baby shower gifts! Celebrating new life, and getting to buy all those fun baby items is a blast! I always like to come up with a creative way to arrange my gift, and this fun baby laundry gift is easy to make. No craft skills are necessary – so anyone can do it!
When it comes to what to put in a baby shower gift basket, the sky is the limit. However, it is always a good idea to give the parents-to-be things they really need. Some ideas include: baby nail clippers, comb/brush, bibs, blunt nail scissors, first aid kit, diaper rash ointment cream, diapers, wipes, onesies, nasal aspirator, and thermometer.
BABY LAUNDRY BASKET
(2) 5/16″ Wooden Dowel Rods 36″ long
Small Laundry Basket
Fleece Baby Blanket
Diapers (plastic packages)
Wipes (plastic packages)
Other baby items (optional)
Run the dowel rods through the side of the laundry basket. Start from the top hole in the laundry basket and put the dowel rod through it from the inside of the basket. Push it down to the bottom hole, and push it back in the basket through the hole. The dowels will both bow slightly as shown below.
Put the diapers and wipes at the bottom of the gift basket. The reason plastic packages work better is that they have flexibility. They also help to make your basket appear full. Cover the wipes and diapers with the fleece blanket, so you only see the blanket. But, don’t put it in tightly, as you want it to look natural – like items you would see in a laundry basket.
You can then add in additional baby items to fill the basket more. Lay the onesies over the edge of the basket (so it looks like laundry falling out. Items include diaper cream, lotion, soaps, nail clippers, combs, bibs – the sky is the limit.
Use four of the banners and write the letters B, A, B, Y on them. I cut the banner string so that it would fit the width of the rods. You could change this up by adding the baby’s name, the word BOY or GIRL…anything will work!
This baby laundry gift basket gift is easy to make and will be sure to be a hit! Best of all, you can’t mess it up as there is not a right nor a wrong way to assemble it.