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« on: July 24, 2009 10:15:50 PM »

Back in April, my two cousins and I were all pregnant (all of us had our beautiful baby girls in May)!  That had me really motivated to make some really crafty and unique baby shower gifts for them.  I wanted to do something more than just a diaper cake; so I tried to think of some else along those lines ... something that looked like one thing but was composed of useful mom gifts.  May I present: laundry basket bassinets!!!  These are laundry baskets decorated to look like baby bassinets and are filled with other baby shower gifts:







I made 2 versions: one with a rounded canopy and another with a draped canopy.  Haha, don't forget, these are for holding baby shower gifts, not babies.

As for instructions, I hope I made a comprehensible tutorial:

http://shinymetalobjects.net/pics/bassinets/Laundry_Basket_Bassinet.pdf

Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2009 11:20:42 PM »

these are cleaver! the first one at first glance looks like a real bassinet. definitely going to bookmark this one  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2009 11:25:49 PM »

That's terrific.  I wish someone had done that for me, way better than a regular diaper cake! 
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« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2009 11:59:14 PM »

What a nifty idea! My niece is expecting and I have been searching for all sorts of baby crafts, tutes or anything related to babies and I love this idea. Thanks!
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« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2009 12:27:16 AM »

Clever, crafty and chic! I would have loved to have received one of these at my baby shower.
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« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2009 01:16:53 AM »

amazing idea
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« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2009 03:37:38 AM »

hmm, you probably could put a little foam mattress in it and use it for a baby.

clever and so cute.
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« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2009 05:08:14 AM »

^I was going to say, I actually did use a laundry basket for my oldest sometimes.  It was convenient because I could carry him from room to room while he slept.  I just used a folded up blanket, but a foam mattress would work even better.  The way you designed this makes the idea much more attractive!
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« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2009 06:57:58 AM »

oh so adorable!  no one I know is having thier first, and around here you get a baby shower for your first, but not the consecutive kids.  but I would LOVE to recieve one of these if I was getting a baby shower this go around.  If anyone ever has a first baby that I know of, I will make one of these.  what a great gift! thanks for sharing the idea!
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« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2009 09:48:03 AM »

haha, its so funny you mention these are for baby shower gifts, not babies...  my best friends mom used to carry her around the house in a laundry basket when she was small.  my cousin came home in one ( this was waaaaay back before car seats )  and ive put my son in one when he had the sniffles and needed to be in the steam but couldnt sit up yet.. i propped the laundry around him and sat next to him reading books.   

sooo cute, its going in my idea box for next baby shower.
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