1.17.2012

"Sweet" Baby Shower Gift Idea: Burp Cloth Cupcakes

Have you ever been to a baby shower where someone comes up with a super clever gift idea... and you think to yourself.. "man, I wish I would have thought of that!!" I know I have done that... more than once!

Today, I am giving you an idea for the next shower you attend.. or throw!


Nothing is cuter than some colorful cupcakes! But these aren't the edible kind... they are actually made using 3 of my chenille burp cloths!! Yep... how fun is that!?!? Not only is it cute, but it's a totally awesome gift too!


Want to give away some of these cuties at the next baby shower you go to!?!? Here's how to do it!

Take the burp cloth and fold it in half length-wise {like a hot dog bun}.


Then fold it in half again. This gets tricky because it doesn't like to stay folded.


Then start at one end of your rectangle and carefully roll it up. {This would be easier to take a picture of if I had a third arm!}


Since it has a tendancy to unroll itself, just make sure you hold on tight. You might have to straighten out the non-rolled part of the rectangle as you roll to make sure that your layers are all lined up.


Then grab a regular sized rubber band and use it to hold your roll together!


Repeat for all of your burp cloths.


Now comes the fun part. The embellishing! This is where you can be as creative or as simple as your want. Here's what I did.

Take a piece of 12"x12" scrapbook paper and cut a 2" strip for each cupcake.


Take one of your strips and wrap it around the base of your roll.


Be sure to pull the paper fairly snug. Otherwise it won't stay put once you are done.


Trim the excess paper leaving about a 1/2" overlap.


 I just use a piece of scotch tape to tape the band in place. It's really easy to do one-handed {since you will be using your other hand to hold the band in place}. I try and line up the tape pretty close to where the end of the burp cloth roll is -- figuring that is the "back" of my cupcake roll.


Here are all three with their completed bands.


All that's left is for you to get creative and decorate those cute little cupcakes! I tied a simple white organza ribbon around each one and placed them in a jumbo cupcake liner. Then I used my baby cupcake topper printable to add a little something extra!


These would make a great centerpiece for your tables if you are throwing the baby shower. Make a couple, and place them on a cake stand on a sign in table. Or visit your local bakery supply store, purchase a jumbo sized cupcake box and wrap them up in the box!


If you are interested in the printable I used, you can buy it now.  It is only $1. You will receive a PDF file with pink, blue, orange, and green toppers {just in case!}. Use it again and again, and AGAIN!
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There will be a post tomorrow on a short-cut way to put together cupcake toppers!
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