Friday, July 6, 2012

It's a Bath in a Box!


One of my dear friends had a baby girl a few weeks ago. Congratulations to her! Unfortunately, she had to cancel her baby shower in a nearby town and I wasn't able to give her her present. Phooey. It's been sitting in my desk chair for ... um ... a long time.

When I finally got around to packing everything up (it was a bunch of bath stuff), I realized I could turn the box into a sort of bathtub! Completely useless? Possibly. Fun? Definitely!

I have no idea if the box actually arrived the way I packed it (I'm looking at YOU, creepy post office guy), but I thought it was worth a shot.

I took a box and lined it with aqua tissue paper like so:

Behold, my genius-ness.
Then I gathered up all the bath stuff. This was a mystery baby gender-wise, so that's why it's all so very un-girly. But you can't go wrong with rubber duckies.

Right, Ernie?

Everything you see here is from Target.
I put it all in the box (plus some diapers):

And then I used more tissue paper for the "waves". I took opposite corners of each piece and rolled them in opposite directions, then laid it across the top.

Makes me want to talk like a pirate. Too bad I suck at it. Arghggghh.
Or you could just crumple it :-)

Finally, I added some curly ribbon "bubbles" and put the rubber ducky on top.

Then I added a card and taped it all up.

And voila!

Like I said, I have no idea if the duck sank or swam, but at least the present (finally) got shipped!

Hopefully Camryn enjoys bath time as much as T does!

Hooray for the opportunity to splash an insane amount of water all over the place!

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  1. The duckie swam. :)
    It all looked just like it does in your picture (you are SO crafty and creative!)
    I hope as Camryn gets older she likes bath time a little more, because at the moment she isnt a huge fan of baths.

  2. Lol, thanks :) Remind me to dig out pictures of T's first bath to show you. He was definitely not happy with us.


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