Saturday, July 10, 2010

Baby Shower Crafts…

I’ve been meaning to post a few more pics detailing the crafts I made for my BFF’s baby shower. Two months later and I finally sat down and just cranked it out! So without further ado…here they are!
The corsage:
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A different type of corsage…no {real} flowers…and loops of ribbon scraps from the diaper cake and other shower decorations.
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Sweet little corsages for her Mom and Mee-Maw….
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I knew that Lorie wanted a decorated portable wipey-thing-a-ma-bob so I again utilized the left over ribbon from the diaper cake and projects…hot-glued them in layers on the lid of the holder. I used a flower from my craft-pile…and believe it or not a flower jewel that came off of one of my shoes. I saved it because I knew it would be pretty on something someday! I hot-glued them together and viola!
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Lorie’s shower was my first-ever party to decorate. I was soooo nervous! I had never made a diaper cake…much less anything else baby-shower related…but I dove in and started looking at my blog sistas creations. And thank goodness! I found a ton of ideas and started crafting!
I made personalized glass canisters for cookies and mints with canisters I had…and a few from the Dollar Tree. I decorated each one simply by gluing a few strips of ribbon and a few handmade flowers on. {Sorry some of these pics are blurry…I took them in a hurry…and didn’t realize some were blurry…oh the seven seas…I should pay attention some times}
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After the shower, Lorie used the smaller bowls for Q-tips and other necessities in Mya’s room. Great idea! You can also take the ribbon off of the glass easily to re-use again without evidence that it had been decorated.
I used the shower invitation as another decoration focal point by the sign-in book.
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The frame is a Dollar Tree frame that I jazzed up with a few handmade flowers. I also added a strip of ribbon and a background of scrap-book paper to prettify the invitation.
I also made an “M” initial frame for the cake table. I thought that Lorie could use it later as a decoration in Mya’s room.
I printed a letter “M” and layered it with some scrap-book paper and ribbon. I also made a few paper flowers to jazz up the frame. She really loved it!
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My first ever diaper cake wasn’t too shabby which was such a relief. I didn’t have rubber bands which would have helped TREMENDOUSLY…but I made it anyways.
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I made oven-curly-ribbons to decorate the top. I thought Lorie could take them off and make little clippy bows later for Miss Mya.
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All of the ribbon can be re-used for girly stuff like bows and decor.
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This is how the cake table looked as a whole.
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It was really fun and I’ve re-used these decoration ideas for other things and for other decorating venues. They are super cute!!

I'm linking these to Mrs. Jamielyn's Sundae Scoop Weekend Link Party!

** I've had quite a few inquiries about how to make the paper flowers on the "M" frame. If you visit this cute blog {DOZI} you can find a perfect tutorial! Just a warning...these are so easy and stinkin' cute you will want to make them and put them on everything! 



Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Everything is so stinkin' cute that I am in awe! Love the color combos, and the corsages, and the decorations...the rosettes are just gorgeous! The diaper cake is one of the best I've seen, you really scored on this whole project. Lucky lucky BFF to have you on her team!

Jami said...

Beautiful party with gorgeous details!!! I especially love the picture frame with the paper flowers!! Thanks for sharing!

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Oh love it!! I am hosting a baby shower in a month or so and I might have to steal your baby shower corsage idea!! Everything looks fabulous!! You latest follower; can't wait to see what else you come up with!

Anonymous said...

How do make the FREAKIN" adorable flowers that were on the "M" frame? They look like posies! I gotta have 'em!!

Thanks, LOve loVe LOVE your blog!!!

Tammy Moore:Mama Bear Stamps said...

This is darling!! I'm planning my first baby shower for a dear friend with the colors black, hot pink and white (polka-dots ruling the day). Great inspiration! :) TFS!

Donene said...

Wow! this is so adorable, I love the colors and how creative you are!

e diaper cakes said...

I love how the baby shower has a matching theme! The diaper cake is gorgeous.

Carrie said...

How did you make the flower corsages? Please provide a link to instructions!