DIY: A Cute Baby Shower Thank You

 

I  was looking for a simple, cheap, and cute thank you for the girls at work who were throwing me a baby shower. I wanted something useful/yummy that they could take home with them. I usually bake cookies, but lately I’ve been really short on time, and who doesn’t like chocolate?! I saw this idea over at The New Domestic. Their version is kinda fancier, but I like my simple version using things I had on hand. I used things I already had on hand and only had to buy the chocolate bars. Look through your supplies and be creative!

Supplies:

  • scrapbook paper (fabric would be cute too)
  • clear tape (you could try glue, but I didn’t want to wait for it to dry)
  • marker (stickers would be cute)
  • paper doilies (you could also use ribbon, yarn, washi tape, stickers…)
  • something to cut with
  • chocolate bars wrapped in foil and removable label (these were actually very hard to find. but most specialty chocolates are still wrapped in foil)

Step 1: Get your chocolate naked!

Be very careful removing the label, mine was glued to the foil a bit.

Step 2: Measuring

Flip your scrapbook paper over so you don’t mark on the pretty side. Use one of the chocolate labels and just trace around or make marks for cutting.

Step 3: Cutting

I have this nifty little paper cutter from when I made our wedding invites, but a ruler and scissors works (or just trace and cut free hand on the line).

Step 4: Tape and Fold

Lay your chocolate face down on your scrapbook paper, fold an edge over and tape somewhere near the center on the back. Pull the paper tight to get a crisp edge and tape the other side down.

To get a crisp edge, run your fingers down the sides and crease the paper with the edge of the chocolate (just like wrapping a present).

Step 5: Decorate

Using these little paper doilies, I measure where the best spot would be to write.

I just used my sharpie and wrote a quick thanks in the center.

Next, I just taped the edges on the back.

And voila! All finished!

Comments

  1. miiu says

    those are awesome! it’s a shame i never had a baby shower, but maybe next time? anyway, love diy’s made from stuff that you already have lying around. thumbs up!

  2. says

    Very nice – I think the “wrap” could be used on all sorts of goody packages – great, simple idea. I am not crafty but I like to think I am artistic and this project is good balance for my abilities.

  3. says

    I’m not sure there would have been any chocolate left if I’d tried to do this for my daughters baby shower…….plus we had more pressing concerns, it was April Fools Day (yes really!)…..and she went into labour five weeks early! Was the craziest baby shower in history!! Love your pretty and whimsical blog :)

  4. says

    Thank you for sharing this very cute idea! I have also seen similar things done for birthday-cards, and am already thinking of using this idea for name-cards some time! Thanks again. And a big congrats on being Freshly Pressed!! :)

  5. says

    Cute idea! I am all about being frugal and crafty; I might have to use this in a few months since I am almost 3 months preggo! I am still waiting until Thanksgiving to announce it on my blog. How did you share?

    • says

      Thanks and congrats! We ended up just calling our families since we live away from everyone. But we invited everyone over for a gender reveal party! Congrats again! And what a happy time to let everyone know! :)

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