One of my close friends recently gave birth to a bouncing baby boy. This friend also happens to be an amazingly talented seamstress, who always gives very thoughtful handmade gifts whenever there is a birthday or new baby in our group. So, I wanted to make sure I welcomed her little one with something unique and crafty. I also wanted to jump on board with the shower’s pirate theme.
Project One: Framed Alphabet Print
1. Create a document in Microsoft Word.
2. Type out the alphabet in your choice of colour and font.
3. Choose a contrasting colour for the first letter of baby’s name and bottom line of text.
4. Search Google for free clip art images.
5. Print document. I took mine to Staples to get higher quality ink and paper.
6. Complete the project with a 8 x 10 or 8 1/2 x 11 frame.
Project Two: Baby’s First Initial Wall Hanging
1. Purchase a large wooden initial at Michaels, Walmart etc.
2. Wrap outside edges with ribbon, securing with Elmer’s glue.
3. Add themed embellishments and/or paint the surface of the letter.
4. Write baby’s birth info. using a Sharpie marker.
I had so much fun making these for baby Ezekiel, and I like that these are keepsake gifts for Mom and Dad, even after he has outgrown having them on display in his room.