Being the hostess of a baby shower is becoming a little more challenging. After years of attending and throwing baby showers you can run out of ideas for unique decorations, gifts and baby-theme foods. However, there’s one gift that’s so easy to make yet seems to keep on giving. When you use a Kleenex box to make this unique gift you can watch as the mom pulls more and more surprises from the gift dispenser!
The perfect Kleenex box to use for this project is one that’s shaped like a cube. Cut away the plastic pieces which surround the opening of the box. Wrap the box as you would a present, using fabric or paper, to create a baby theme. Cut excess paper from the bottom before taping or gluing it so that the box will sit flat.
There are lots of ways to decorate the Kleenex box so that it looks beautiful. Glue on painted wooden shapes with baby themes or even fake jewels. Attach ribbon, bows, glitter or other craft supplies to make the box the way you want. When it’s finished you can then choose the gifts you want to put inside.
You’ll be making a clothesline that fits inside the box and holds all sorts of presents for the baby. Use miniature clothes pins and a small-diameter cord to make the clothesline. Cut a piece as long as you want it to be then lay it out flat in front of you. Use miniature clothes pins, every few inches, to secure the gifts. Instead of clothes pins you can also just attach the gifts to the cord with double-sided tape.
Some of the things you can attach to the clothes pins include gift cards, hair accessories, booties, socks, mittens, jewelry or even money. When all the gifts are attached simply insert the string full of presents into the box. Leave one clothespin at the end of the clothesline, and leave this pin sticking out of the box so the mom can easily get hold of the clothesline to pull out the gifts.
If you need a larger gift dispenser you can use two Kleenex boxes or more. Simply cut the entire top out of one, and the bottom out of the next one, then tape or glue them together before wrapping. These taller boxes can hold much more. No matter what the gender of the baby you can’t go wrong when you give the new mom a box that dispenses gifts!