Any mom to be would love a little something for themselves. Create a meaningful and special Gift Basket for Expectant Mom with your Cricut.
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When a baby is on the way, it’s easy to get wrapped up in the cute little outfits, shoes, themed bedding and all that comes with getting ready for the bundle of joy. Baby showers are always a good time and those parents appreciate every gift they recieve for their baby.
But it’s easy to get so focused on the baby, even after the baby is born. That moms and dads tending for the baby get over looked. Parents are usually the worst at giving themselves a break.
That’s what makes this gift basket for the expectant mom so great! It’s a gift just for them. So that they may be able to take a minute or two for themselves, once the baby is here and needing all the love and snuggles.
DIY Mom To Be Shirt
One of the things I thought would be fun to put into our expectant mom gift basket was a custom shirt. And being one tired momma is all I can remember when I had babies.
For this shirt you will need our one tired momma (or one tired mama, you choose how you want to spell it) file in Cricut Design Space. You can click the link on the design and then select customize and turn off the layers of the design you don’t want.
One thing to remember when working with iron on vinyl is to mirror image your design before cutting. Once your design is done cutting, weed your design and then use the EasyPress 2 to iron the design to your shirt.
When ironing on layers of vinyl, only iron the first layer for about 15 seconds and then remove the protective sheet. Add your next layer and then cover completely with a protective cover so the EasyPress doesn’t directly touch any of the vinyl.
In addition to a comfy new shirt for mom, I made a custom mug so that she can let the rest of the family know when she is taking a break.
When making a mug, you will need to use Cricut Permanent Vinyl. You’ll be able to tell that it is permanent because it will say it right on the back of the vinyl.
Both of these projects turned out so fun! I’m sure the new mom is going to love them. Now let’s work on the rest of our gift basket.
How to Make an Expectant Mom Gift Basket
All gift baskets need a bow. Instead of adding just an ordinary ribbon, I added a bit of iron on vinyl in gold to my ribbon using my EasyPress Mini.
One note when adding iron on to ribbon, make sure to let the protective plastic cover cool completely before removing. It was just the perfect touch to this gift basket.
Along with the comfy shirt and custom mug, I also added some calming tea and zero calorie sweetner, some bubble bath and some delicious smelling lotion. Anything that will help the new mom relax and feel cozy would be a perfect addition to the gift basket.
Any expectant mom would love to get this basket. Don’t you think? What other things would you add to the basket?