Thrifty Gifting – Oh, Baby!
Welcome back to the May Arts blog! It seems as though everywhere I look signs of spring are popping up all over. Springtime also means new babies and that means I need to have some quick and thrifty gifts on hand. I was trying to think of something unique and yet useful for the new wee ones when I thought of baby shoes…that was until I saw the prices. The sticker shock drove me to eBay where I found these nearly new shoes for a fraction of their price new.
Babies rarely wear their shoes out before they outgrow them and these are just like brand new. Nice but not gift worthy…yet.
- Baby shoes (eBay)
- May Arts 3/8” Satin Reversible Stitch Edge (BM17) cut the same length as the original laces
- White craft ink
- Rubber or acrylic stamps (Papertrey Ink)
- Alphabet ribbon slides
- Heat gun or iron set on low
- Matching socks (Target)
Thread the ribbon slides onto the ribbon making sure they are centered then lace the shoes. That’s it! I added a little notepad as a gift for the new mom to record precious events that sometimes get forgotten before they find their way into the baby book. You can find a template for the notepad cover by Nicole Heady here.
Here’s the little boy gift set.
I used May Arts 3/8” red/white checked ribbon (KB14) for the laces threaded with the same alphabet slides. A simple card and a set of word blocks that I painted white then decoupaged with Mod Podge and scrapbook paper and rub on letters, complete the set.
Blog post by: Charlene Driggs
Be sure to check out this week’s giveaway – Jennifer McGuire’s Folded Ribbon Card