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10 Quick Steps to Create a Baby Blanket Gift Basket

Sep 1, 2008
Giving a baby blanket is practical because every new mom needs them, but you can jazz up this practical gift and give it a little wow factor which will make it memorable. How do you jazz up the basic baby blanket gift, turn it into a baby blanket gift basket.

Building a baby blanket gift basket can be pretty easy if you follow some basic guidelines you will end up with a gorgeous gift that fits your budget.

1. Choose a container. Most people think basket, but you can choose laundry basket, toy box, or even a wagon to use as the container for your baby blanket gift basket. Be creative, think about what the mom to be is like, and whether it's a boy or a girl. Your creativity is what makes this gift exciting.

2. Choose your color or theme. If you choose a specific color theme or a general theme it will help you wade through the enormous amount of choices out there in baby blankets. You could choose a color, or even a cartoon theme, like Winnie the Pooh. You might want to talk to the new mom and find out how she is planning to decorate the nursery, then you could coordinate with her efforts.

3. Set your budget. Baby blankets, toys and clothes are adorable. It is very easy to get carried away and start buying everything you see. Set a budget for yourself so you gift stays affordable.

4. Choose your blankets. Try to think about where your new mom lives, and the weather they have. You should try to get a couple blankets for each season, some light weight and some heavier blankets. However, if your gift is going to a one season climate you would want to skip the blankets for the season they don't experience.

5. Choose other small gifts to add. Choosing a few other small gifts that are in your color or theme will add to your basket. You can choose some rattles, or onesies in a matching color to add to your basket. It is also good to get a soft toy, like a teddy bear to put in the basket.

6. Roll up your blankets. Roll each of your blankets, and tie with a beautiful color coordinating ribbon. You can add a small rattle or other toy to the bow.

7. Line Basket and add blankets. Use one of your blankets to line the basket. Once you have a blanket lining the bottom and sides go ahead and put your rolled blankets in the basket.

8. Add your toys. Add the remainder of toys, clothes and of course your teddy bear to the basket. Try to arrange it so things are spread in between the blankets and it looks cute.

9. Decorate the outside of your basket. If your basket has a handle go ahead and wrap it in ribbon, or wrap a ribbon around the outside of your basket or container to dress up the container itself. You can also use cellophane in color or clear and wrap the entire basket and add a large bow at the top to hold together the package.

10. Create a home made card. Find some coordinating card stock and make a cute card to go with your baby blanket gift basket.

Creating a hand made gift basket will make a practical gift even more special and memorable, and knowing you put your thought, time and effort into creating such a lovely gift will mean the world to a new mom.
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