Spring Showers

With so many baby and wedding showers this season it can be a little overwhelming to plan each gift. My favorite gift solution for baby showers is a gift basket filled with all the essentials. I recently attended a gorgeous baby shower for our dear friend and created a one of a kind hot air balloon gift basket! It was an unforgettable event coordinated by my friend, Magdalena Lipiarz and photographed by Wasio Photography!! Check out all the gorgeous photos and details below...

 

Basic essential baskets are a great gift idea for new parents because you can never be more organized! The base of this gift is something new parents can use in their linen closet or to organize their baby’s toys as they get older!

 Like many of you I am a huge sucker for Home Goods. You can always find a large assortment of different sizes and styles for your basket ranging from $9.99-$19.99. 

To create the inner base of the basket, I fill the interior with diapers.  (You can never have enough diapers!!!) They are sturdier than tissue paper and you can create different height levels to balance your other gifts. 

I have received many emails from you guys asking how to create the actual hot air balloon. Let me start off by saying that it was quite the learning experience haha!! My first attempt was a hot mess! Needless to say, Hobby Lobby came to the rescue! They carry these lanterns in almost EVERY COLOR!!! And you can purchase a 3-pack for $4.99! How amazing is that?! I have linked the lanterns from Hobby Lobby here.....  

 

To attach the wooden sticks, my best friend was my hot glue gun. Even though the lantern are super light weight, you still need an excessive amount of glue to hold it in place. To help hide the glue I attached little pink bows. 

You can attach your sticks to the sides of your basket using your hot glue gun depending on the width of your basket. My basket happened to be too wide so I created little nooks between the diaper base inside the basket for support. 

You can guarantee that your gift basket will impress not only your recipient but also other guests! What is your favorite go to gift for showers??? 

Image Courtesy of Wasio Photography. Event by Magdalena Lipiarz. 

Image Courtesy of Wasio Photography. Event by Magdalena Lipiarz.

Image Courtesy of Wasio Photography. Event by Magdalena Lipiarz.

Image Courtesy of Wasio Photography. Event by Magdalena Lipiarz.

Image Courtesy of Wasio Photography. Event by Magdalena Lipiarz.

Shower Images Courtesy of Wasio Photography. Event by Magdalena Lipiarz

 

 

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