A few weeks ago, I went to a friend's baby shower. Even though I had plenty of warning, the day came, and I hadn't come up with a gift. You can't exactly make a quick trip to Target for a gift around here, so I whipped up my favorite baby shower gift...super easy burp cloths...with a fun twist.
Don't they look almost good enough to eat?
Seriously, burp cloths are one of my favorite gifts because they're so easy...and I've never been to a baby shower where the new mom received more than one or two other burp cloths. I always feel like they'll be put to good use...and these burp cloths make the BEST nose wipers when baby is no longer spitting up.
Roll them up and add a few embellishments and they're transformed from boring burp cloths into something really fun. (Although there are plenty of times when I give them plain, and they're also enjoyed.)
One friend, said she actually thought I'd brought a plate of goodies...obviously she didn't get a close look at them, but the plate and tissue paper makes it more convincing.
I got the idea from this tutorial a while ago. You can see my first attempt at burp cloth cupcakes here. I think they turned out even cuter this time.
Here's how you do it. (I was in a hurry to make the baby gift, so these pics were taken after with an old and well loved burp cloth we had around the house.)
I like the look of a two tone burp cloth. (You can see how I make my burp cloths here...which incidentally was my very first ever blog post. You could also buy pre-made burp cloths to use.) Fold it almost in half hot dog style so that the main color you want to see is showing, with the accent color just peaking out.
Then fold it in half hot dog style again.
Turn it over and start at one end and roll it up.
So it looks like this. Then I secured it with small straight pins. I'm usually not a fan of adding a lot of embellishment, since it can add a lot to the cost of a project, but I still had a lot of trim left from this purchase. I just attached those with straight pins too.
Or if you're looking for another fun burp cloth idea, you might like some of these Big Sister Burp Cloths, which are made using plain burp cloths and an ultra fine-tip sharpie...and of course can be adapted for anyone.