A special little girl in our family celebrated her sixth birthday on December 1st. As you know, a December birthday gift must NOT be Christmasy! 🙂 So, since she absolutely loves to bake with her mom, I decided on a cupcake gift. First I made an apron using a remnant from the nursery pillows I sewed last summer that looks like sprinkles. I didn’t have a child-size pattern, so I just cut a rectangle for the front, a long, skinny piece for the waistband and tie, found some rick-rack trim, and stitched it up. Then I folded a piece of paper, sketched half of a cupcake paper and top, cut them out, unfolded the paper, and used these as patterns for some cupcake a-la-mode (two yellow fabrics and sequins for sprinkles) and a scrapbook paper gift tag. Then I bought some cake mix, frosting (with sprinkles!), cupcake papers, and cupcake flags to go with the apron. I was going to make a little totebag to gift it in, but then I spotted this adorable tin for $2.99 in my grocery store’s clearance aisle . . . how lucky is that! Happy birthday, dear Kira! ♥ P.S. Please check out this fun post on Peg’s Gotta Do for more cupcake inspiration!
So adorable! What a wonderful gift! And I love the apron so much!
Thank you, Kenley! I loved how everything fell together . . . and Kira liked it, too! 🙂
I know I love it!!!!
That’s truly a gift from the heart!!! Wonderful job!
THANK YOU! It was really fun to put together . . . and to give away! 🙂
What an excellent gift. Being December born myself, I KNOW how gifts for December babies should NOT be Christmasy!! I used to have relatives sometimes give me my Birthday and Christmas gift as one gift, or even give my birthday gift to me on Christmas.
Me, too! Mine is on December 30th . . . when is yours?
ha ha! Mine is on the 11th.
What a fun gift!
Thank you!!! 🙂
That is adorable!
Thank you, Kelly! 🙂
This is so adorable, and I know Kira will love it! Today is my brother’s birthday, and my son and I also have December birthdays. It is so important to exclude ‘Christmas’ in celebrating December birthdays. Enjoy the celebration with your family!
Thank you, Vickie! 🙂 (I’m a December birthday girl, too!)
What a lucky girl to have you as a member of her family. This is so thoughtful and tailored to her… the best kind of gift.
Speaking of birthdays, my middle son’s birthday is today and he’s coming over for dinner. I asked him if he needed/wanted anything special for his birthday and he said he would like me to make some macaroni & cheese (his favorite meal) and put them in individual servings that he could store in the freezer. I thought that was the sweetest request; it’s so homey and simple, but what he wants for his birthday present, so I will happily be up to my elbows in mac & cheese this afternoon.
Oh, I LOVE that story! I can see one of my sons asking for that for his birthday, too! In fact, maybe I should just ask them! 🙂
Thank you!!! Now I want a cupcake! 🙂
Cute and thoughtful!! Way to improvise on the apron. I bet she loved this gift.
Thank you! And your recent post is so inspirational, too! 🙂
Absolutely precious! I think my daughter was 4 when she got her apron! She’s 7 now and still wears it every time we bake! Kira is a lucky girl to get such a special apron!
What a sweet story! I still have my first apron, too! 🙂
Thank you!!! 🙂
Very nice, and a great Keepsake for years to come. Happy Belated! Celebrated my over the weekend. Thank you for sharing. Best, Mtetar
Happy birthday to you, too! 🙂
Thank you! Best, Mtetar
What a lovely gift. How clever of you to use a theme.
Thank you! It DID make me hungry for a cupcake, though! 🙂
What a great gift!! The apron is so cute!….I really need to learn to sew…
It IS fun to make things like pillows and aprons . . . you’d love it! 🙂
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Oh, thank you! That is so sweet! I appreciate you!!! 🙂
Back at cha!
A lovely gift idea! I am also quite excited to see that it is snowing on your blog!! How clever!
You can have snow, too! Here’s the info: http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2012/12/03/oh-my-snow/ I LOVE it!!! 🙂
LOVE it! and she will have fun with the apron for a long time, I’m quite sure 🙂
Thank you! She IS a teeny little thing, so she should be able to wear it for a few years! 🙂
FUN! I love your apron! And the gift basketis just awesome! I would love one for myself lol! You have so many great ideas, keep’em coming!
Yeah, I kind of wanted one, too! 🙂 Thank you, Josee! 🙂
What a beautiful and thoughtful gift, wish I would receive a gift like this 🙂 it’s a gift from the heart 🙂
Awww . . . thank you! That’s very sweet. 🙂
What a “sweet” gift for a December birthday!!!
Thank you! Mmmm . . . cupcakes! 🙂
I can’t tell you how much I am enjoying your creativity!!! Adorable idea!!! Hugs, D
Aww . . . thank you!!! 🙂
You are very welcome!-b
Kira is one very lucky girl!!! That apron is so cute. What a clever idea for a birthday present.
Thank you! And feel free to use it for one of the adorable little girls in your family, Beth! 🙂
What a cute gift! Nothing beats a good homemade present, I can imagine that a little girl who likes baking will be very happy with this apron and baking set!
She DID love it! And that made me very happy! 🙂 Thank you for the sweet compliment! 🙂
Happy Birthday to the special little girl! Wow her gifts are fantastic!! I love your ideas!!!
Thank you, Lisa!!! 🙂
So cute! Happy special girl birthday 🙂
Thank you! It really was fun!!! 🙂
Such a cute idea… after all who doesn’t like cupcakes!
Thank you! And yes . . . I want a cupcake right now! 🙂
What an adorable idea! I would be happy if I got this for every birthday I had when I was a little girl. So cute!
Thank you, Erin! I would have loved it, too! 🙂
I am loving the theme!
Thank you! It was fun to make AND give! 🙂
She’s a lucky little girl! Expect lots of thank-you hugs! 🙂
Thank you! I DID get lots of hugs, and she looks so adorable in it! 🙂
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Such a lovely gift!! 🙂