If you know someone who just had a baby wouldn’t it be nice if you give a gift that would be cherished forever? Anyone can give outfits, diapers and receiving blankets but kids outgrow those things. You can give a gift that mother and baby will cherish, and in fact, will become a treasured keepsake. A birth announcement baby pillow is a unique gift that features details about the child’s birth. This gift is easy to make and will never be forgotten!
You can decide on how large or small you want the pillow to be. You can use many different types of material to make the pillow; just choose something that is appropriate for a baby. For instance, denim might not be the best choice but satin is great.
Cut a rectangle of fabric then fold it in half, with right sides together. Sew all the way around the fabric but leave a small area unstitched. Turn the fabric right-side-out and stuff. Fill the pillow but don’t overstuff it. Sew the end closed.
Fabric paints make it easy to write what you want to on the pillow. Since they’re available in a variety of colors and types there are all kinds of designs you can do. Make metallic lettering, pearl-tone words or even slick and shiny designs. The paints dispense right from a squeeze bottle to make it a breeze to make simplistic letters or more detailed lettering.
Write the name of the baby on the pillow, the birthdate, the time and other details. You can list the other siblings, the hospital where the birth took place and any number of additional details. Don’t write so much information, though, that the pillow looks crowded with writing.
There are additional ways to embellish the pillow. Use stencils to draw baby-theme images on the pillow, like rattles and teddy bears, or use rubber-stamping methods to create images. Use fabric glue to attach a baby-theme applique or sew on the applique before assembling the pillow. Even tack on pink or blue satin bows or lace trim.
Instead of using squeeze paints to make the birth announcement baby pillow you can use paint markers. Use just one marker or combine colors to do the lettering. No matter how simplistic or how fancy you make the baby pillow it will one of the most favorite gifts at the shower and a keepsake to cherish forever!