Picking the perfect baby shower gift can be tough. Finding something thoughtful that parents-to-be don’t already have and will actually use is tricky, but simply giving cash can feel impersonal.
Fortunately, TikToker Valentina (@valentinabalance) has come up with a creative solution! The talented TikToker shares a wide variety of paper-folding videos on her TikTok account. In a recent video, Valentina showed how to fold two $100 into the shape of adorable baby shoes that can be given as a baby shower gift.
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In the video, Valentina starts by laying out her materials: two $100 bills and two rubber bands. She starts by folding the bottom third of one $100 bill horizontally. Then she makes small adjustments to the folded bill, folding down its top edge, and tucking in the corners.
Next, she begins folding the bill along the outer edges, building it up so that it begins to gain a 3D shape. After several small folds, Valentina uses a rubber band to secure her work. At this point, the bill looks a bit like a slip-on shoe without a back.
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Valentina completes her baby shoe design by folding up the back of the bill and tying it with a pink ribbon. The result looks a whole lot like a traditional baby shoe—only made out of money!
Valentina then places a second $100 bill baby shoe, created offscreen, next to the first, and places both shoes in a gift box.
Viewers were blown away by Valentina’s creative tutorial and jumped into the comments section to show some love.
“Now that’s some creative thinking. Awesome,” wrote one impressed viewer.
“Wow! Thank you! [I] am so giving this to my sister in law!” wrote another TikToker.
“So cute! I would keep them until the baby is 18 years old!” Another TikTok user responded.
Other viewers joked that $200 was pricey for a baby shower gift.
“First step: Get $200,” one TikToker responded.
“So you think I’m rich,” another user joked.
Fortunately, Valentina’s tutorial works with any denomination of dollar bill, so you can give this thoughtful baby shower gift regardless of your price range!
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