A guest at a baby shower might think to gift the new mom-to-be with a set of baby wash cloths. It’s a common but useful gift that doesn’t cost much money. Everyone knows what a baby washcloth is for – usually. But, did you know you can use the small wash cloths for other things? For instance, you can use one to make a unique envelope for a gift card or to make a baby shower party favor.
Baby wash cloths are smaller than regular wash cloths. They’re also very thin. Normally, when people shop for wash cloths, they like ones that are thick and fluffy. But when it comes to making envelopes and party favors, the thinner the better. If you know the gender of the baby you can purchase pink or blue wash cloths for these projects. If not, select colors of white, yellow or green.
Set the washcloth in front of you so that one corner is facing you. If you can tell the difference between the front and back of the washcloth place it so that the wrong side of the cloth is facing upwards. Take the corner that is in front of you and fold it to the opposite side. While still holding the corner that was facing you, bend it back down to the center of the washcloth. Use a piece of double-sided tape to secure this corner.
Fold the left corner of the washcloth over to the center. Secure it with a piece of double-sided tape. Now fold the right corner over to the center and slightly overlap it with the previous side. Secure it with another piece of tape.
There are many different things you can tuck inside the washcloth envelope. For use as a baby gift place a gift card or money inside. If you’re making these as party favors you can slide in any flat object, like a candy bar, small sewing kit, sample-size bath and body products or another choice.
After the item is inside the envelope, fold the top flap down to the center, then use another piece of tape to secure. Add an embellishment, like a small cloth applique, a satin bow or even a button. Whatever embellishment you choose use a simple piece of double-sided tape to hold it. That way, the mom-to-be can just remove all the tape pieces to use the washcloth. She’ll enjoy the simple but cute gift that you can make in a minute!