Use some creative baby shower gift wrap for a spectacular gift and eyecatcher at any baby shower party!
Spice up your present with an artful packaging, a nice baby congratulations card and loving wishes!
Learn how to wrap a baby gift: just follow my easy tips to come up with not just a great gift inside but also with a beautiful and remarkable outside!
So finally you found the perfect gift and want to wrap it perfectly, too. Nowadays, many stores offer a gift wrapping service. But do you really want your gift to be presented in a department store gift wrapping paper, possibly with the store's logo sticker on top? No, you definitely don't...
It is much nicer to be creative yourself and it really is easy, too.
Here are some easy tips and ideas for a beautiful and unique packaging of your gift.
By the way, most of my baby shower gift wrap ideas and tips are not only handy for wrapping baby gifts, but for all other kind of gifts, too!
It's always nice to wrap the gift in a suitable color, for a baby shower that would be a pale pink for a girl and light blue for a boy. For unisex gifts shades of green, brown and yellow are popular choices.
Other than that, your local greeting cards store (for example Hallmark) will surely have baby shower gift wrap with a special baby design.
Embellish your packaging with accessories:
Gifts are wrapped so that they are a surprise for the recipient. For this reason it sometimes is a great idea to 'conceal' the gift so the recipient cannot guess the contents right away (just think of a wrapped CD - you will most probably be able to guess that a CD is inside due to its unique shape). So here are some exceptional baby shower gift wrap methods:
Clear gift foil wrap for a diaper cake or baby gift basket.
It's wrapped and 'protected' but you can still see everything!
Place your teddy bear, cuddly toy or baby doll on top of an easy to make one tier diaper cake.
Include baby hats, onesies, rompers, cuddly toys, blankets, pacifiers, etc. in a diaper bouquet or diaper animal.
Simply click on the photo to get instructions for the diaper snail. With a diaper snail you can cutely showcase baby rompers and bodies (included in the snails house), a baby hat, and toys such as a wrist rattle, cuddly toy, pacifier chain, etc.
If you roll up onesies, baby socks, baby washcloths, etc. you can make a cupcake gift box. Or make a giant cupcake of a rolled up baby blanket or some baby burp cloths.
Baby shower gift wrap: see cute ways to wrap a diaper gift.
Match the gift and wrapping paper. For example, if you have baby clothes with a Winnie The Pooh print on, also choose Winnie The Pooh gift wrap. Here, even a cuddly Winnie The Pooh has been attached as a 'bonus'. Matching gift wrap is available for nearly all Disney designs and for many more popular characters, too.
The icing on the cake would be a matching congratulations card or even a matching quote on the card. For example, there are a lot of cute Winnie The Pooh baby quotes.
Your theme does not necessarily have to be a famous character - it can also just be a pattern like polka dots or stripes on a onesie or blanket combined with dotted or striped wrapping paper.
A magic wand (also see the photo right on top) is suitable for baby girls and baby boys. For a boy just make it a bit less fancy. If you want, you can personalize it with wooden letters.
All you need is a wooden stick (for example a skewer), some ribbon, some baby party decoration, some beads and some cardboard or thick felt - and if you choose the personalization some wooden letter beads.
I have used felt, wooden beads, little wooden rocking horses and wooden letter beads.
Tie the ribbon around the skewer and tie your decoration to the end. Add the letter beads and tie another ribbon at the other end so the letters are fixed in between. If you want you can add a little bit of glue between the letters.
Cut your cardboard or felt in a heart or star shape and glue it on top. You can add another one from the back to hide the skewer inside.
Stick a bead on the bottom. If necessary add some glue so it stays on the stick. If your stick is pointy, you might like to hide the tip inside your bead.
Et voila - ready to fix to your present!
Make your own gift wrap! All you need is a pen, some plain gift wrap / craft paper and a baby poem. When making the gift wrap yourself, you have the possibility to personalize it which makes your gift wrap really special.
Just write your message, baby quotes, baby poems or baby wishes in a neat writing on some plain gift wrap or craft paper and then wrap your gift with it.
Using a glitter pen, silver pen or golden pen makes your homemade gift wrap look even more special!
I have pinned many more unique gift wrapping ideas on my Best Baby Gifts Pinterest site, check them out! Sometimes it is enough to see a picture and often you can copy the idea even without any instructions. You will even find free printable baby gift tags and free printable gift wrap there: creative gift wrap ideas.
Along with a nice gift in a beautiful baby shower gift wrap goes a greeting card with a personal message and some cordial words. Baby congratulations cards are available in many different forms and designs. If in doubt, the classics 'It's a boy' or 'It's a girl' or unisex 'Congrats on your New Baby' never go out of style.
If you feel up to it you can even make a card on your own - especially if you give a homemade baby gift, a handmade baby congratulations card will nicely complement your gift.
Instructions for handmade baby greeting cards are available on the net but you can even do that without any special instructions. Have a look at what they offer at your local crafts store (scapbooking section). Take a plain card, buy some stickers with a baby theme or some glitter baby cutouts to glue on the card - depending on the baby's gender in blue or pink - and add some nice wording. Here you go, a very personal and cute card without much ado!
If you are not sure what to write on your congratulations card check these helpful phrases for baby congratulation card messages. You'll find many examples on affectionate wording to use for your unique card!
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