March 6, 2019

A Honey Themed Baby Basket

Spring is in the air, and so are many new bundles of joy for mammas to be (or mammas-to-bee)! I had so much fun creating a couple of honey/bumblebee/honey bear themed baskets this past year, and wanted to share how I put them together. 

Always start with a great container of some type--for this theme, a wood bucket or basket would be perfect!

Then comes the fun part--hunting down the gifts to fill your container in keeping with a theme. There's a jar of treats and goodies for mom-to-be along with a couple of baby hygiene products. Two stuffed toy options to go with the theme is, of course, a honey bear, or another nice option is this lovely stuffed bumble bee. For the handmade gift, there's a quilt stitched with love and then a children's book about honey bees. Finally, I threw in this adorable bumble bee chewie for teething and play.

Anybody who knows me and my baby baskets knows that they most certainly will be getting a baby quilt without a doubt. I did a simple block quilt with primarily the following fabric patterns:

I LOVE giving books to help build children's libraries, so I try to include one in all baby baskets. This new story from Kristen Hall called The Honeybee is just absolutely charming in sharing about the importance of bees in gardens with the sweetest illustrations to match with this basket them.

One nice addition along with any baby gift, in my opinion, is something for the mom-to-be too. Packaging up some goodies, in this case, Burts Bees products and some honey spoons for tea with our theme separately helps to personalize any baby basket a little bit more.  

Wrap each item up individually with twine and parchment paper then stuff them all in a mason jar topped off with scrap fabric and, of course, more twine! (I love lots of twine...)

Add a fun tag with ribbon (you can copy and paste the images I created below to make a tag) with ribbon as the finishing touch!

If you have any baby bee related gifts you love to give, share with us below in the comments!

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