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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Baby Oh Baby!! Bootees Tutorial

I have a cute little baby shower item I'd like to share with you. A friend from church used these at another friend's shower and I had tucked the little thing in a drawer and forgotten about her until the other night when I was digging for the sucker sticks for the cakeballs...will that ever go away?!

Anyhoo, this is a mint or nut holder and it's so easy and cute in a display.

Can you tell how it's made?

Gather the following: Two little ketchup cups (like those from a fast food restaurant); 1 cotton ball; one kleenex tissue and several inches of satin ribbon.

Lay the tissue on a flat surface; center one ketchup cup and place the cottonball on one side of the cup. The cottonball forms the toe of the bootee. Now pull the tissue up over the cup and cottonball and press down into the cup.

Nestle the second cup inside the first and tie a little bow around the top cup. Fill with nuts or mints and place as many as you need on a pretty tray for presentation!

Simple and pretty. White tissue or any color ribbon could be used.
BTW: That's my grandmother's plate underneath!
I linked to Polly Want A Crafter's party and Beverly's Pink Saturday....

Hope all your real bootees are filled with chubby little feet,


stjthomas said...

How cute!! Thanks for the idea!!
You are just way too crafty my friend!!


hannah singer said...

i'm in love-these are genius!


Debbie~ said...

Adorable idea! I just had a baby shower a few weeks ago for my DIL and Grandson, I had so much fun decorating with rubber ducky's! I'll tuck your idea away for the next time! Thanks for sharing! Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

gengen said...

So creative..Pretty ones. Happy Pink Saturday.

Sandi (Meme) said...

What a cute and easy treat! I'm passing it on to my daughter, who's having a shower for a friend. Thanks so much for sharing! Sandi

Char said...

This is just as cute as can be. My daughter in law is having a shower and I will pass this on.
Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Bevelry said...

Cute as can be.. both my daughters just had babies.. Found you on Pink Sat.. I am a new follower.

Deanna said...

Oh how sweet!! Drats, and I just gave a baby shower for a friend and these would have been just precious. Well, next time...thanks so much for the tutorial!

Happy PS
Deanna :D

♥ Miss Tea said...

what a great idea! so cuteeeee...i'll steal some of those ketcup cups next time i eat in fastfood resto hehehe...Thanks for sharing and Happy Pink Saturday!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I just love your baby bootie!

Last Monday I did a tutorial on a pink party favor which you might enjoy.

Happy Pink Saturday!

Amisha said...

Looks lovely!

Olivia said...

Adorable! Happy Pink Saturday.