Thursday, March 31, 2011

A "Welcome Baby" Gift Pail

Front view; bucket is 1 gallon plastic paint can
Hello, friends!  My burnt wrist is recovering, and I've spent a few hours readying projects for two blog hops I'm in this weekend. 

Meanwhile, allow me to show you a special project I recently created. It's a "Welcome Baby" Memory Pail.
On the front side of the bucket, I cut a silhouette of a mother and child using Fairy Cut software and a design from Dover Publishing. I then used white gel pen to dot the edges and distinguishing features. 

I cut text "Welcome Baby" and decorated the cut, again using white gel pen. 

I trimmed the bucket in lace at the bottom and top. The handle is wrapped in a dotted organza ribbon, and tied with bows on either side.  The butterfly clip on the bow is from Michael's.

On the rear of the can, a poem I found and modified
(rewrote in large part) to suit the occasion.

The text was laid out and decorated using
Adobe Illustrator.

 The back of the can features a poem about keeping memories of your child's milestones.

The top of the can can be personalized by the gift-giver.

Here are some of the pen/ink details.

For inside the can, I made a box, cut from light pink cardstock using Cricut's "Tags, Bags, Boxes and More" cartridge.  It was decorated with Prima Flowers.

For inside the box (which is presented inside the can), I created a notepad of "Making Memories" sheets.  These were printed 4-up on an 8.5x11" paper, cut and then padded 25 to a pad -- just right to fit in the box I made.

I also attached a pink pen to the side of the box.


Marianne B in AZ said...

What a beautiful job with altering your paint can. I am sure it will be so well be received! Thank you for sharing.

I hope your wrist is completely healed quickly!

365 Days of Cricut said...

That is super cute! Love the lace!

doverdi said...

This is so pretty! I love the cut out of mother & baby! You can tell that there was a lot of time and love that went into creating this. I'm sure that the new mother will love it. Wish I had of had one of these when DS was a baby (25 yrs ago), it sure beats writing it all on the calendar like I did way back when.

Unknown said...

What an awesome project. I know I would love to receive something like this. Very personal
Hope the burn is getting better and you can get on with crafting because I sure love coming over and seeing what's new