As i havent done any of me 'baby milk tins' for ages ,i thought i would do one last night.
Since Chloe was born ,i guess my 'style' of things is changing.Im kinda really liking the 'shabby chic' look! *Something i would have soooo hated when i was younger...lol* However now that i have Chloe,i sort of want this style for her room ect.
Anyways,i bought me self some bits of material *which you shall be seeing lots of in me creations*
Here i have altered a plain old baby milk tin.Added paper to the outside/inside.Made some simple fabric bows, ribbon,buttons. I've actually used wire for the handle and then just attatched ribbon and material too it.
While i was taking the pics,i accidently knocked off the green button off the bow...lol It was wet, however it is now back in place,and completely dry!
I also made a matching card.I didnt have a sentiment to hand to use on the card,so for now i have just left it as it is.
When i finished this,i then thought of a great idea that i *should* have done!! So as soon as i have the chance i shall try out this idea..lol I do like this set the way that it is and im sure it would be a lovely gift for someone *I however don't know anyone who's expecting a baby girl* haha
My idea for an ideal unique handmade gift for a newborn is this.:)
Alter a tin,like what i have, but use a baby themed rubber stamp also,which could either be on the tin itself,the tag or the lid. Create a matching card,but aagin using the same stamp image on the card.Then get either a white bib, vest or babygro (or all 3)and stamp that same image you have been using onto it:) Roll up your bib ect...tie with ribbon and place inside the tin. If you were doing a bib, i guess you could even attatch matching bows to it too:) How lovely would it be to give something like that to someone.I would have loved to have recieved something like that when i had Chloe. I think i may have to get out the stamp *I have in mind to use* and add it onto the tin & card.Then just to try,i shall find out something of Chloes...a vest or something and try it! I only have black or white ink though,so for testing purposes i shall probably use black *must get some pink ink now*
If anyone else try's this gift idea,i would love to see your finished creation:)