I went to a baby shower this past week and since the parents-to-be are requesting money, I wanted to honor their request. However, I did not want to bring JUST a card because that just seems so boring! :) So, I put together a cheap little gift to go along with the card and money! :) These baby washcloth lollipops were super cheap and easy to make!
Here is what you will need:2 baby washcloths
1 baby spoon
1 cellophane treat bag (you could also use tulle)
The mother-to-be is not going to find out what the gender of their baby is so I had to go gender-neutral. Lucky for me, I found these adorable washcloths at our local Ross in a package of 10 for $1.99! What a steal!
Step 1: Start by laying your washcloth face down and begin folding on one edge. I made my folds about 3/4ths of an inch wide.
Continue folding them until they look like this. I used a couple pieces of tape to hold them closed, this is optional though, I just found it to be much easier and faster.
Step 2: Lay the two washcloths next to each other and begin rolling them up together cinnabun style. Make sure that you have the tape sides facing the same direction so you get a good clean look on top.
I found that you may have to roll the inside washcloth once or twice by itself before layering on the second cloth so that it doesn't stick out further than the outside one when you get done rolling. I hope that makes sense.
This is what it should look like all rolled up. I again held it together with tape but you wouldn't necessarily need to do this.
Step 3: Turn the roll over and tape a baby spoon to the back of it.
Step 4: Place the lollipop inside the cellophane bag and tie it shut with a piece of ribbon. My cellophane bags are actually from Stampin' Up!. I believe they are the small bags. I have seen similar bags at Walmart and Target that would probably work but they would probably need to be cut down to a smaller size. Another option would be to wrap a piece of tulle around the lollipop as a wrapper instead of using cellophane bags.
Here is the finished product! Doesn't it really look like a lollipop? My husband even thought it was cute! :)
Of course I had to put them in something cute so I found this cute little bucket at Target in the dollar spot and dressed it up with some foam stickers that I had in my stash.
The mom-to-be absolutely LOVED this gift! A few of the ladies couldn't even tell what the lollipops were made of. One asked me if they were cookies in the shape of lollipops! Haha!
I hope you enjoyed my little tutorial! If you decide to make your own, feel free to share them with me! I would love to see your take on them!
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