Altered baby gift box

If you want to give someone a really personalized gift, then altering an object is not only a great gift idea, it’s also a very reasonably priced one. Take this box for instance, it was sold as a plain white box with a white-coated, stamped piece of burlap on its lid. Not super expensive, and with lots of gift-giving potential.

In this case it was for a baby shower, so I altered it using lots of baby blue goodness and other cute stuff.
And here’s another idea: you can give this gift together with some of your less creative friends – and have them stuff the finished box with all kinds of nice little baby clothes, socks, pacifiers etc! This way, you will be able to give a sophisticated gift – with the personal touch as a bonus.

Of course you can do this on all kinds of other occasions: think birthdays, weddings, house warmings, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Christmas, etc.

So check out the video, and take all the inspiration you like from it!

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Nursery Gift: Cute Micro Album with Forest Friends

When a new grandmother asked me to create one of my¬†little micro albums as a nursery gift for her daughter, she wanted a modern, on-trend paper line, and “no pinks please!” – even though her grandchild was a baby girl. And why not, after all, practically every color looks cute on a baby and why should her granddaughter be limited to the most predictable one ūüėȬ†.

We¬†settled on Scrapberry’s¬†very cute¬†Forest Friends.¬†Not specifically a nursery collection I don’t think, but very fitting nonetheless with its soft colors and adorable little animals.

I created it after one of my own previous designs, the Fresh & Bright micro album Рthe tutorial of which is ready and waiting for you in my Etsy shop.

Have fun watching the video and please don’t forget to like this post before you leave! ūüôā

 

 

 

Nursery Gift: an Altered Match Box

To celebrate my friend’s early pregnancy I created¬†a little gift for her. I found the perfect matchbox in one of our craft stores, already white so there was no need to paint it.

Bacause the match box was already white, I wanted¬†a paper with lots of white, of a color that would suit both a boy and a girl, and was still soft enough for a baby theme. I chose¬†You Are My Happy¬†by¬†Teresa Collins,¬†and altered the match box. The top is decorated with¬†“2016”¬†in die-cut numbers, for my friend will be pregnant for the larger part of this year.¬†Of course I filled the box¬†with the cutest¬†gift: perfect¬†little baby socks in matching¬†colors! ūüôā

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