(post contains affiliate links/Werbung/Markennennung/Beitrag enthält Affiliate Links-not sponsored)
today marks my last Valentine´s Day post for this year but also the best one too (at least for me). To be honest this was one of the things I got excited when I was pregnant with Emilia. I love to gift little holiday themed things / baskets (not only to my child) to other people in my life but getting baby items is definitely on the cuter side. The little basket is not only for playing / snacking but also a teachable moment. I know she is too small to fully understand what´s going on this year but I also know how happy Emilia gets when I show her a new toy or book she gets to keep so this will definitely warm my mama heart.
Anyways if you are not interested in making the basket by yourself you can skip the next paragraph where I am sharing what you will need to get crafty asap.
What you will need
Congratulations! You are trying to accomplish this by yourself rather than buying. I have to admit I thought it would be super easy but there are definitely some tricky parts. So let´s start with the felt. I got it from an etsy shop. Make sure to get a thickness of 4 or 5 mm otherwise it will be to thin and won´t hold up. You will need a very sharp scissor to cut it. I had to go over to my parents house cause obviously all of ours are too blunt.
The meassurments should be as you need it. I just put down the tallest object which was the book in our case and went with the width plus some additional space of a few mm. You will need three pieces of the bigger parts (front, back and bottom piece) and two pieces of the small parts (the two side pieces). If you want to you can also make a handle but I didn´t do one. Another cute feature I added are the hearts on the back and the front. I got the template from Pinterest.
After you cut out all your pieces it is time to heat up your glue gun. The glue dries fast on the felt so you should work quick. Another tip from my side – don´t use too much glue. It dries white and you will see it on the sides if it leaks. The hearts are higher than the sides but that was intended to add some dimension.
Overall I am very pleased with the look of my little Valentine´s Day basket for Emilia. But to be honest I am sure she is going to rip it apart in no time cause that is what she love to do at the moment. Nevertheless I gave my best to give her a great first Valentine´s Day present.
What to put in the basket
This is the second fun part (maybe a little too much fun for me) – filling the basket. I went with snacks, a Valentine´s Day themed pekaboo book, cute little house shoes with an embroidered heart, a Peppa Pig stuffed animal and a little wooden toy.
I can´t wait to give it to her and see how happy she will be.
Are you planning anything for your kids. Heart shaped pancakes or doughnuts would be so cool too but she isn´t eating any of that yet.
See you tomorrow guys.