When choosing a centerpiece for a baby shower, consider creating one that is both cute and practical. This baby carriage centerpiece is made out of receiving blankets along with other essential baby care items. After the shower, the guest of honor can take the centerpiece home and use all of its components for her new baby.
Things You'll Need
- Large basket with a handle
- Small basket without a handle
- 5 receiving blankets
- Bottle of baby shampoo
- Bottle of baby lotion
- Straight pins
- Small baby doll
- Bibs, booties, wash cloths, or other baby accessories for decoration (optional)
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Cover the larger basket with a large receiving blanket. Place the center of the blanket underneath the basket and bring the corners of the blanket up over the sides to meet on the inside of the basket. Smooth the blanket so that the entire basket is covered. Use straight pins to anchor the corners to the bottom of the basket. This is the base of the baby carriage.
Fold a second receiving blanket to fit inside the basket as the baby carriage cushion.
Wrap a sleeper around the handle of the basket and tie it in place with ribbon.
Cover the smaller basket with a receiving blanket in the same way as the larger basket. Set the smaller basket standing on its end in one side of the larger basket so that it forms the canopy of the baby carriage. Use straight pins to anchor it to the base basket.
Roll a bottle of baby shampoo in a receiving blanket. Tie with ribbon at both ends. Place the covered bottle under the front of the base basket to be the front set of baby carriage wheels.
Repeat the previous step with a bottle of baby lotion. Place this roll under the back of the base basket as the back set of wheels.
Place a baby doll inside the basket on top of the receiving blanket cushion. Fold a onesie and place it over the doll as a blanket.
Decorate the outside of the baby carriage with additional baby items if desired. Bibs, booties, wash cloths, and other accessories can be pinned to the sides of the receiving blankets covering the baskets as decorations.