Baby shower gift basket
I’ll admit there’s some pressure when you’re giving a gift to a fellow Paper Source employee – they know the products and secrets all too well. We recently threw a baby shower for our lovely and talented coworker who is having her first baby, and I put together a gift basket on behalf of the group. Filled with all kinds of special baby goodies tied individually with satin ribbons, the basket came together nicely…but I wasn’t quite satisfied.

Though full to the brim, the basket itself was lacking so I added a banner strung across the front with miniature paper animals secured to a ribbon with tiny wooden clothes pins. Irresistible and easy, I promise. I cut out the animals from sketch drawings I did on the back of our dots gift wrap keeping the silhouettes simple and rounded. If animal shapes seem too detailed for you try cutting triangles for a pennant banner instead. This extra special detail made the gift one to remember.

p.s. We are so excited to announce the birth of Molly – congratulations to new mom, Carolyn!

PS colors: pool & chocolate
Latest fave: Gold, Pink Dots Nesting Box – great to have around for last minute gift wrapping.


20 Responses

  1. candis says:

    That is adorable! I bet the mom to be loved it.

  2. This is such a sweet and oh so adorable gift. I bet Carolyn LOVED it!

  3. ~amy~ says:

    Absolutely DARLING!!!

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  5. Julie says:

    What a great basket. And that sweater is adorable. Is that Carters?

  6. allie says:

    Wow! I absolutely love it! Can I get you to host a baby shower for me? Ha! It is my second child so I know that won’t happen :( But maybe I can send this post and drop a hint to my husband…a family baby shower isn’t a bad thing, is it?

  7. Beautiful presentation! Love the animal garland on the front of the basket! Gorgeous!

  8. chrissy says:

    Super cute gift. I found a really useful gift for a baby gift , it’s a book called Dear Baby, What I love about you! (by Carol Casey) and it’s filled with objects from Baby’s everyday life that turn into a point-and-name game as baby turns into a toddler. It’s the first book in a series of FUN and CHEERFUL stories. This economy has been challenging to so many families. It’s more important than ever to have warm and nurturing stories to bond with our babies and toddlers.
    I can’t wait to get the other books.

  9. Keisha says:

    That is such an adorable gift! I’m definitely going to use the idea for my next shower!

  10. Geralyn Gray says:

    Congratulations Carolyn on baby Molly!!!!!

  11. I love this basket! It’s so precious. Cuter than a diaper cake! Thanks for sharing.

    (Found you at Creative Celebrations at Home.)

  12. Love this basket, so simple yet so effective. Absolutely Sweetly Sweet! Right now I am triying to think how I can incorporate something like that in my daughter’s second birthday. It is a cupcake theme, so maybe I can give it a little twist and think of something. If I do think of something I will write about it in my blog. Thanks for the inspiration!

  13. Arsh says:

    I love the basket! I think I might need to copy this for upcoming baby shower gifts!!

  14. Lynn says:

    Very cute. The beautiful Paper Source ribbons really make it!

  15. Barb says:

    So so cute!

  16. Kerry says:

    Cutest thing ever!

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  18. Busybee says:

    This is what I love to do and I love this gift basket.
    The items inside becames special when the packaging stands out.

  19. Sandra says:

    That baby shower gift is amazing, Love it!

  20. Beth says:

    I was just wondering what you have inside the basket? Looks great and I’d love to make one. Thanks!