Wednesday, July 8, 2009

A Handmade Baby Gift

My husband's cousin and his wife are having a baby. They registered for a very cute bedding collection Crib Set - which they have received. We don't live near them but will be seeing them this week. After looking through the options online... I was thinking of getting this lamp, which goes with the collection. I love the color combo of this collection. However - that just seemed too easy. You know, to buy something. Or to use their registry. ;)

So, I took this unstained, window pane style mirror and fancied it up to match their Migi Splash collection!

I ended up painting inside the frame on the glass a little to give the white trim a thicker appearance. Then, I used cutout contact paper as stencils for the fish. These were the hardest part - at one point an entire fish pealed off when I went to remove my stencil. Definitely remove tape while the paint is still wet.

The little fishing pole is actually a chopstick painted white with some craft rope as the line. The hook is real. I'll warn the cuz's not to let baby play with this. ;) The rest of the decorating was done with small sponge brushes.

We don't know the sex of the baby yet - but once we find out... I feel a fish-themed onesie of some sort coming on. I'm waiting though - because if it's a girl - she's going to need some pink and a matching bow.

I'm linking up to DIY at Kimba's Blog: A Soft Place to Land. Click the button before this post... or just go here and check out tons of cool projects.

7 comments:

  1. Very nice idea! Blessings to you!

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  2. Popping in from Kimba's. Great idea and super cute!

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  3. Love the little fishing pole. Great idea. I'm sure they will love it.

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  4. That is incredibly cute and way more fun than something from a registry!

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  5. So very cute! What a creative idea. Thank you for sharing!

    Blessings,
    Marie
    http://emmacallsmemama.com

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  6. WoW!! Thanks for leaving me a comment...I have now added you to the ppl I learn from, because you have got some mad skills going on in Tennessee!! I really like your style and how you put stuff together. Really cute idea!

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