Saturday, November 3, 2012

DIY: A Cute Baby Shower Thank You

 

I  was looking for a simple, cheap, and cute thank you for the girls at work who were throwing me a baby shower. I wanted something useful/yummy that they could take home with them. I usually bake cookies, but lately I've been really short on time, and who doesn't like chocolate?! I saw this idea over at The New Domestic. Their version is kinda fancier, but I like my simple version using things I had on hand. I used things I already had on hand and only had to buy the chocolate bars. Look through your supplies and be creative!


Supplies:




  • scrapbook paper (fabric would be cute too)

  • clear tape (you could try glue, but I didn't want to wait for it to dry)

  • marker (stickers would be cute)

  • paper doilies (you could also use ribbon, yarn, washi tape, stickers...)

  • something to cut with

  • chocolate bars wrapped in foil and removable label (these were actually very hard to find. but most specialty chocolates are still wrapped in foil)


Step 1: Get your chocolate naked!


Be very careful removing the label, mine was glued to the foil a bit.


Step 2: Measuring


Flip your scrapbook paper over so you don't mark on the pretty side. Use one of the chocolate labels and just trace around or make marks for cutting.


Step 3: Cutting


I have this nifty little paper cutter from when I made our wedding invites, but a ruler and scissors works (or just trace and cut free hand on the line).


Step 4: Tape and Fold


Lay your chocolate face down on your scrapbook paper, fold an edge over and tape somewhere near the center on the back. Pull the paper tight to get a crisp edge and tape the other side down.


To get a crisp edge, run your fingers down the sides and crease the paper with the edge of the chocolate (just like wrapping a present).


Step 5: Decorate


Using these little paper doilies, I measure where the best spot would be to write.


I just used my sharpie and wrote a quick thanks in the center.


Next, I just taped the edges on the back.


And voila! All finished!

116 comments:

  1. You had me at "naked chocolate." Congrats on being Freshly Pressed!

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  2. There must be some holiday coming up I can work that into. Great idea!

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  3. LOVE this! Im planning a shower now for my sister-in-law & I will for sure be making these for her shower! Great & Creative Idea!!!

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  4. Thanks! They were a big hit! Good luck with all your planning. :)

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  5. You have such awesome handwriting. If I tried that, it would look like a toddler wrote "Thank You" with a crayon! :)

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  6. Love it! Doilies are the best craft tool ever invented!! So pretty!!!

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  8. Definitely showing my wife this! She loves this stuff! I couldn't begin to participate in any DIY projects lol

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  9. those are awesome! it's a shame i never had a baby shower, but maybe next time? anyway, love diy's made from stuff that you already have lying around. thumbs up!

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  10. Your thanks you's are awesome. I know your friends will enjoy these!

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  11. I love doilies! Thanks for reading :)

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  12. Thanks!! You could make them as thanks for any occasion because who doesn't love a little chocolate surprise! :)

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  13. This one is easy enough maybe you could help or at least eat the chocolate :) thanks for reading.

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  14. So simple and yet really effective. Lovely idea.

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  15. YUM! And cute! And NAKED CHOCOLATE! :)

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  16. What a neat idea, I have bookmarked this one! Thank you

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  17. This is so adorable! I wish I'd seen this when I was working on my cousin's baby shower. Will definitely use these for a future event. I also made hand made party favours for the baby shower :) {not sure if that picture link will work}

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  18. Very nice - I think the "wrap" could be used on all sorts of goody packages - great, simple idea. I am not crafty but I like to think I am artistic and this project is good balance for my abilities.

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  19. Thanks! I can't wait to check it out! :)

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  20. You're welcome! And thank you for checking it out!

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  21. These are super cute! Great idea :)

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  22. Thanks! I appreciate you checking it out! :)

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  23. I love this idea! You could use it on so many occasions. Best of luck preparing for the baby!

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  24. Thank you so much! I feel like I have so much to do, and so little time! :)

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  25. I'm not sure there would have been any chocolate left if I'd tried to do this for my daughters baby shower.......plus we had more pressing concerns, it was April Fools Day (yes really!).....and she went into labour five weeks early! Was the craziest baby shower in history!! Love your pretty and whimsical blog :)

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  26. Thank you for sharing this very cute idea! I have also seen similar things done for birthday-cards, and am already thinking of using this idea for name-cards some time! Thanks again. And a big congrats on being Freshly Pressed!! :)

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  27. Very cute! I especially like that these are truly a low-cost alternative. :)

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  28. its so sweet idea to decorate for someone special...thanku for the idea... :)

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  29. so creative! i love the idea :)

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  30. I love this idea! The doilies make them look so pretty and elegant :-)

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  31. This is one of the cutest things I have ever seen! Thanks for the idea :)

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  32. Wow that sounds like and exciting day! Thanks for visiting!

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  33. Thank you! I can't wait to try this with something else :)

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  34. Thank you. Right now I'm definitely looking into low cost everything. :)

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  35. Thanks! I'm always looking for an excuse to use a doily :)

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  36. What a an adorable, yet practical and edible gift that is easy on the wallet I will definitely keep this in mind when I need to give out "thank you" gifts.

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  37. Thanks for sharing! This idea is so sweet! Especially for chocolate lovers like me :)

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  38. Awesome idea!! Congrats on being Freshly Pressed!

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  39. great idea! and looks simple to make as well!!
    I love your step by step guide, thank you for sharing :)
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  40. I love this. It's simple and totally sweet. :) :)

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  41. So simple and clever! Looks really effective! May try this as a thank you for things I receive over Christmas! :D Thanks for sharing! x

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  42. Thanks for visiting. I hope it comes in handy for you this holiday season. :)

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  43. I loved the idea!!! so awesome. I will definitely be using this when I have a baby shower!

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  44. What a fabulous idea. I will add a link from my own post about throwing a Baby shower as an additional thought for the mum-to-be. http://ahumblehousewife.com

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  45. [...] check out this beautiful way of saying thank you - reasonably priced, easy to do, but ever so cute. http://scrawnygirl.com/2012/11/03/diy-a-cute-baby-shower-thank-you/ Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged Baby shower, chocolate, craft supplies, cute, DIY, doilie, [...]

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  46. Delicious Idea - especially for chocolate lovers!! Congrats on being Freshly Pressed!

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  47. Cute idea! I am all about being frugal and crafty; I might have to use this in a few months since I am almost 3 months preggo! I am still waiting until Thanksgiving to announce it on my blog. How did you share?

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  48. Thanks and congrats! We ended up just calling our families since we live away from everyone. But we invited everyone over for a gender reveal party! Congrats again! And what a happy time to let everyone know! :)

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  49. Reblogged this on The Crafty Diva and commented:
    I like finding other peoples projects as well. I hope you enjoy this one as much as I did!

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  50. I could stay on your blog all day! this is so cute, wish I would have known about it last year when I organized a baby shower for my friend.

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  51. Thank you! More cute things to come! ;)

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  52. Love this, so simple, wish i had of seen this after i had my baby shower, will definitely be using this idea for future gifts though, thanks x

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  53. Brilliant idea, wish I'd known about this earlier for my shower! Will definatly use for future occasions.

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  54. Creative! Lovely!! I could use the idea too! Thanks for sharing!!

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  55. Thanks for checking it out. Hope it comes in handy in the future :)

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  56. Thanks for sharing. so cute!!

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  57. Such a nice idea! You can never go wrong with chocolate! x

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  59. What a great idea to use as a party favor!

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  60. i love these! they're adorable, and a really thoughtful way to say 'thank you'! i can't wait to try them :)

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  61. I love it!!! My daughter made a advice can for the baby shower mother, all mother put good advice for the new mother in the can...

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  62. That's a great idea! I'll have to remember that for some of my friends showers ill know ill be hosting in the future! Thanks! :)

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  63. Here is a pic of the can all finished...http://shazza91321.wordpress.com/2012/09/06/lani-is-crafting-again/

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  64. Thanks for sharing this sweet idea - I needed a small present for a friend (even tough its NOT a baby shower party, but it fits for many occasions!!)

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  65. Thanks! I think this could work for any occasion :)

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  66. Reblogged this on M'ADE and commented:
    cant wait for mine...

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  67. This is such a cute and simple way to say thanks. This might be a good idea for the welcome bags I'm getting for my wedding guests.

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  68. These look do cute!
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  69. Nice. Congrats on getting "pressed."

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