Of course we wanted to get crafty with our announcement to our family that we were going to adopt. Since Eddie’s mom is close by (I hear built in baby sitter) we decided to whip up a faux box of candy for her. We were announcing on Valentine’s night.
We invited MIL over, I had a fancy shrimp and brown rice dish keeping warm in the oven and we popped a bottle of Moet champagne for a toast. Shelly was in total shock when we told her the BIG news…..we knew this was going to happen. It took a few moments for it all to sink in for her and by the end of the night she was begging us to make it happen soon. On speaker phone we called each of my sets of folks starting with my Mom and Step-dad in Florida and then my Dad and Step-mom in Oklahoma. Everyone was beyond excited! The night before we called all our siblings to tell them the good news. They all promised not to spill the “baby-beans” and to my shock they didn’t.
When we gave Shelley her box of faux chocolates she was so excited. It was truly a memorable night that we will never forget.
To make the onesie, we designed an image on the computer, reversed the image and printed it on inkjet iron-on transfer paper. Next, we cut around the image, placed it in the center of a baby onesie and attached it with an iron. Make sure you follow the package instructions.
For the box, I Mod Podged the top with heart paper. You can see this tutorial for step by steps.
Next, I cut away the the inside of the box and stuffed it with pink tissue paper.