A baby basket is not simply for gifts to be given to the baby, it also includes various items which can be used for taking care of the baby. A baby basket includes a wide array of items which include baby blankets, washcloths, trinkets needed by the baby, creams, lotions and other toiletries for the baby and also decorative items for the baskets such as ribbons and so on.
A baby basket can be quite creative as well as fun to make. These baskets include an assortment of items which are adorable and shopping for these items should be great for anyone who loves babies. Also, decorating and preparing the basket for gifting is relatively easy despite the fact that there can be various ways in which to do it.
A baby basket is generally gifted to the parents on the occasion of the baby shower. The following article will elaborate on the ways to decorate a baby basket as well as give you tips and suggestions on how to make your baby basket more beautiful.
Tips for Decorating a Baby Basket
Types of Basket
One of the first things to remember about decorating a baby basket is the fact that there can be various kinds of baskets. This is why you will need to choose a basket that will suit your needs. From hand crafted wicker baskets to beautiful wire baskets, there are many kinds to choose from and you need to decide the one that will suit your needs best and also the one that you like best. The material that the basket is made from is also important because it needs to be sturdy enough to hold all the gifts.
Size of Basket
The size of the basket is another point to be considered in this regard. There are various sizes of baskets available and the size of your baby basket will depend on the number and kind of gifts which you want to put inside the basket. It is especially important to check that the basket is not too big because if it is too big, then your gifts will simply get lost inside the basket.
A baby basket needs to be full of gifts, so you have to choose the right size of basket. You can also make your own basket, which will make the entire gift seem more personal. Also, making your own basket ensures that you have the right size of basket and also the right kind of basket.
Decoration of Basket
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There are various ways in which you can decorate your baby basket. One of the most interesting and fun ways to decorate your baby basket is to decorate it in keeping with a particular theme. Many baby showers are based on a theme nowadays. For instance, if the theme of the baby shower is ‘beach’, then you can use sea shells, green garlands to decorate your basket with. You can also include things like small buckets or pails or include chocolates which are shaped like sea shells and so on. If the theme for the baby shower is ‘bird’s nest’, then you can include pine needles or decorative eggs inside the basket and as decorations.
Decide Whether to Keep Basket Gender Neutral or Not
A lot of parents prefer to keep their baby showers gender neutral. For this reason, you can decorate your baby basket in a manner that is also gender neutral. In such cases, you can use a lot of different colors to decorate your basket with. For instance colored ribbons are inexpensive, yet a great thing to use for decorating your basket.
On the other hand if the baby shower is not gender neutral and the gender of the baby to be born is known, then you can decorate your baby basket accordingly. For instance, one of the most common colors to use for a baby boy’s basket is blue while for a girl’s baby basket it is pink.
Generally, all decorations and colors associated with babies are pastel colors. So you can use colors like lavender, lilac, moss green, tomato red or buttercup yellow for decorating your baby basket.
Choosing the Items
You need to choose the items that you will decorate your basket with patience and care. A themed baby basket will require items according to the theme. On the other hand, non themed baby baskets can be made of a lot of different decorative items as well. These items and trinkets include, ribbons, silk fabric, silk flowers or paper flowers, ornamental bees, butterflies, suns, moons, stars, tinsel, and so on.
Arrangement of Items
You will need to prepare the baby basket carefully once you have bought the items that you will need for decorating your basket. For preparing the basket, you first need to line the inside of the basket with a fabric such as silk on which the gifts will be placed. The larger gift items should be placed at the bottom of the basket while the smaller items can be put on top to balance the basket properly.
You can also use a soft fabric like fleece to cover the outside of the basket. Make sure that the colors of the fabric match or complement each other. The best baby baskets are those which have a nursery type of feeling attached to them and use a lot of pastel shades and light colors that look sunny and pleasant.
After you have covered the outside of the basket, you can decorate it with the items that you have bought by pinning them onto the basket. The ribbons can be twirled around the handle of the basket and made into a bow on top. The ribbons can also be wound along the sides of the basket.
The above mentioned tips will help you decorate your baby basket in ways that make it look beautiful and adorable for the baby.
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