DIY Baby Shower by Mail: Part 1


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Like many of you I have family all over the nation, but I still want them to be included in our fun family crafting nights and bridal & baby showers.  I hate that they don’t get to participate in these fun events.  Then the BABY SHOWER by MAIL idea hit me.  This is the PERFECT way to host a baby shower and include EVERYONE!

 



DIY Baby Shower by Mail Supplies
Supplies:
Plain white onesies ranging in size
5x7 Manila Envelopes (half need to be Self Addressed)
Yards of fabric or other embellishments
Wilton Cookie Favor Bags
Ribbon
Instructions {I created mine in Picmonkey, but feel free to use it}
Inspiration Card
Address Labels

Instructions:
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I opened all the onesie packages and cut your fabric into 6” x 1 YD strips.
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I needed to create a cute package that would fit in a 5x7 envelope, so I rolled each onesie in two strips of fabric and taped the roll together.
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Inspiration Card & Instructions:
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1.  I found some adorable handmade onesies online and created a collage in PicMonkey.  Here are some of the cute onesies I used to create my inspiration card:

The Cottage Mama’s Boy & Girl Onesie Tutorial

Barefoot in the Kitchen’s Onesie Dress Tutorial

Bubbly Nature Creations’s Ballerina Onesie Tutorial

The Ruffle Butt Onesie Tutorial by Crap I’ve Made

The Cottage Mama’s Embellished Onesie Baby Girl Dress

A Couple of Craft Addicts Painted Necklace Tutorial

I saved the photos and imported them into PicMonkey to create the collage.  Then I saved the collage and printed them on white cardstock.
2.  Create an instruction card {or use mine} to include in your favor bag.  I also typed a letter to all my family explaining exactly why I was doing this and gave everyone a time frame and encouragement. 
3.  Create some labels in Word and adhere them to some 5x7 envelopes.  Fold the envelopes in 3’s and include them in your Onesie Kit.  {I find that if I make things as easy as possible for people I get a better response rate.}

Assemble the Onesie Kits:
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Open you Cookie Favor Kit and get rid of the silver discs {I gave them to my kids}.  
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Place your Onesie Roll, instuction card, inspiration card and self addressed envelope in a Favor Bag and tie the top with a pretty bow!
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Place the adorable kits you just made in 5x7 envelopes with your letter {if you typed one} and send them to the lucky recipients.

I know you want to see all the finished onesies, right?  Well, you won’t have to wait long.  I am posting those tomorrow!

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3 comments:

  1. Love this!! Hair accessories or burp clothes would be fun too! Thanks for sharing. Pinned!

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  2. About how much did it cost to mail each package?

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