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DIY Baby Shower Gift Basket

Welcome to the May Arts Ribbon Blog. Today’s project is a cute basket makeover perfect for baby’s bath time.  

 Thrifty Gifting: Baby Basket

Like most crafters, I tend to be a bit of a collector. If I see a good deal on something that I think I can alter, it goes on a shelf in my “stash” closet. After all, you never know when you might need it, right? 🙂

Today’s project began like that. I picked up this basket last year on clearance.

 Thrifty Gifting: Baby Basket - Before

I pulled out the liner and removed the metal buttons to save for another project…you never know, right? 😉

I sewed May Arts Lavender Knotted Edge Satin around the edges. I think this ribbon is just the sweetest for all things baby! Then, I cut apart May Arts Sheer Frayed Wired Flowers and hand stitched them around the entire basket.

I keep a stash of these bar mops that I pick up at the warehouse club for use in the kitchen.

 Thrifty Gifting: Baby Basket

They’re 100% cotton so they’re perfect for use as baby washcloths. Pre-wash, then sew on May Arts Pink and Lavender Knotted Edge Satin ribbons and you’ve got gift worthy washcloths for pennies. I zigzag stitched around the edges in pink and lavender threads to add color and secure the edge stitching a bit better.

A sweet bow was added to each set of washcloths and the basket is ready for filling. A purchased baby towel forms the base, then I added our sweet washcloths, a bottle of organic baby wash, some matching pacifiers and a cute yellow ducky with a temperature sensor fill the basket.

 Thrifty Gifting: Baby Basket

Thanks for joining us on the May Arts Blog today. We hope we’ve inspired you to do some “thrifty gifting” with your May Arts Ribbon!

By Charlene Driggs




Other Supplies Used:

  • Basket
  • Sewing Machine/matching thread
  • Bar Mops or plain washcloths
  • Extra items to fill the basket


  1. TracyM #6773

    LOVE how crafting can make being thrifty FUN!!!

  2. Gigi

    That certainly is the perfect baby gift. I think every mother will enjoy having such a handy container.

  3. Shona

    Love it Charlene!

  4. Rebecca Yahrling

    Very sweet and easy, too!

  5. Amante del Papel

    it’s a beautiful present!


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