Alyssa Harris (@ fabuuulyss) is a TikToker who loves sharing inventive wedding and baby shower DIY videos on her TikTok account. In a recent video, the creative TikToker shared her go-to DIY baby shower gift, which she calls a “milestone tote.”
The milestone tote is an organizational system that helps parents keep track of all of their child’s important keepsakes starting at birth, so they can revisit treasured memories in the future.
To make the milestone tote, Alyssa starts by grabbing a plastic storage container and a stack of multi-colored, stylishly patterned hanging folders. She hangs the folders in the storage container, creating different sections with different colors. Then she adds labels to the folders.
The labels represent different developmental milestones, events, and activities in the life of a child. Alyssa adds labels for sports, pictures and art, health records, achievements, report cards, and more. She also adds more general labels for different ages, starting at 0 to 3 years old all the way through college.
Finally, Alyssa writes the baby’s name on the front of the milestone tote in calligraphy.
The finished milestone tote, with its patterned folders and calligraphy, is both beautiful and practical. Not only does it help parents keep their baby’s paperwork and keepsakes organized, but it also shows parents-to-be all of the amazing milestones they have to look forward to in their future baby’s life.
Viewers were blown away by Alyssa’s creative baby shower gift idea and showed their love in the comments section.
“I want to invite you to my baby shower. It was two years ago,” one parent joked.
“I would cry if I got this at a baby shower! This is so precious!” another viewer replied.
“That’s so great! I wish someone would have made that for my wife and me! So cool!” another parent chimed in.
Being a new parent is a whirlwind experience, and it can be difficult to keep track of all of your new baby’s keepsakes. The milestone tote makes it easier for new parents to stay organized and save their child’s artwork, report cards, and photos to revisit in the future.
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