Good morning! Today I have a cute DIY craft for a baby shower gift. A little while back I had purchased a few onesies to give a friend for her baby shower. I wanted to do something fun with them like those cute onesie cupcakes I’ve seen on Pinterest. I was planning to do that when I came across these mini Chinese take out containers in Target’s dollar section. They looked like the perfect size for a rolled-up baby onesie! Sure enough, they were! Added some ribbon and a fun paper fortune cookie and it was perfect!
The tutorial and free fortune cookie printable are below! You can customize the fortunes with your friend’s due date or leave off the “lucky numbers”.
Supplies Needed for Onesie Baby Shower Gift
- Onesie! Newborn or 3 months fit the best
- Mini Chinese takeout containers (you can purchase these at party stores or make your own; I’ve seen several tutorials on Pinterest!)
- Patterned paper
- Free printable fortunes: PDF file or Photoshop Document
- Scissors, tape, hot glue, pencil
STEP 1: Roll the onesie and place in takeout container! Fold your onesie into thirds and tightly roll it up. It should fit perfectly in the takeout box.
STEP 2: Decorate the takeout container with ribbon! Tape one end of the ribbon on the back of the box and tightly wrap it around the container. Tape the other end down. I decided to use tape so it would be easy to open. I didn’t want to put it on the bottom since it made the container tipsy when sitting. I added a little bow to the front of one of my takeout containers to jazz it up a little bit!
STEP 3: Make a paper fortune cookie! Cut a circle out of your decorative paper. Lightly fold the circle in half and then pinch the ends together. I had to lift the top layer of my half-circle over the bottom in the back to keep it from buckling. Add a dot of hot glue to keep the fortune cookie together in the center.
STEP 4: Add a fortune! Download the free printables under “Supplies Needed” to customize a fortune for your expecting friend! The pdf file has four different fortunes. The photoshop document will let you customize “lucky numbers” with your friend’s due date!
STEP 5: Attach the fortune cookie to the chinese takeout box. I used a small dot of hot glue on the top of the box to attach the fortune cookie. I folded the fortune in half and placed it inside of the cookie.
I’ll be back next week with two fun DIY project tutorials. Hint: they are related to a certain fictional character who has a birthday next week :)