I had a baby shower for a friend before I could take my Christmas tree down. I just took off the decorations and replaced them with ribbons, booties, bottles, socks, pacifiers, ect. Oh and a big fluffy bow, in baby colors draped from the top down the sides. Also, paint clothes pins or use diaper pins and the guests can pin on money.
It was such a good idea and was raved over. (image source: Stylish Eve) - I didn't get a chance to take a picture of the tree I made, so I found one similar to show you.
To make my diaper butterflies, I first take one diaper (I usually use size one but have had requests for larger ones and did those as well), a baby washcloth, some tulle, and a chenille stem.
I roll the baby washcloth up with the stem folded in half sticking out the top of the washcloth, and then I take four small pieces of ribbon and tie them around the washcloth to keep it secure, and take a long piece of ribbon to tie around the diaper to keep the washcloth (the butterfly's 'body') in place.
The tulle is simply tucked underneath the washcloth 'body', and no glue or tape is used, this way the new Mom can use both the diaper and the washcloth! When done attaching everything, I just bend the chenille stem to look like antenna and it's all done. The creator of these cute baby shower favors is me, Wendy, owner of Diaper Cakes By Wendy. :)
I made these popcorn baby shower favors for my baby shower. I wanted something unique and different and something that was personalized to show guests that I appreciated them sharing the day with me and helping my husband and I in preparing for our daughters arrival.
What you'll need:
- Boxed Pop Corn Individually Wrapped - Colored Printer Paper In Your Choice Of Color - Ribbon (Small Or Large Width Your Choice) - Craft Scissors - Tape - Hole Punch
We used the phrase "Thank You For Helping My Mommy And Daddy Prepare For When I "POP" Into The World" but there are many catchy phrases that you could come up with such as "Mary Is About To "POP" depending on what your prefer.
Once you've chosen a phrase find, the font you would like to use and print the phrase in the center of the sheet of paper (it will take one sheet of paper per pop corn baggie).
After printed use craft scissors to cut each side of the paper to the same size of the pop corn bag (width wise) once cut tape the end of the paper to the back side of the pop corn baggie leaving the plastic on each bag so it remains fresh - making sure that the wording appears on the front side in the middle of the bag.
Now flip the bag over use your hand to fold the paper over the top and make a small crease where the paper will bend once you wrap it completely around after you've made the crease then take your hole punch and make two holes about and inch apart at the top of the paper for the bows to thread through, after you've punched the holes place a small piece of tape over them on the front and back and punch the holes again this prevents the paper from tearing when putting your thread through.
After your holes are done run your ribbon through, flip your baggies over and wrap the remaining paper around and tape it in the back. Flip it back over and tie your bow. And you've got a quick guest favor that's sure to please..
I made mint books using and excel and card stock. The card stock is thick enough to support the weight of the mint and hold the bend. I used clip art for the picture on the front and typed a little thank you message on the bac, The top has the date of the shower and the bottom flap has the baby's name on it. On the inside is a individually wrapped livesaver mint secured with a staple. You could use stick dots but I've found that if you use the staple at the bottom it helps hold the flap secure. I prefer the sweet mint flavor because it tastes good and smells good too.You could use any flavor or color you want to coordinate with your theme.
To hold the mint books I founds some quart sized mason jars and painted polka dots on them using the shower theme colors. Then i decorated with curling ribbon. The paint comes off of the glass fairly easily to mistakes can be corrected and the jars can be re-used.
I was hosting a baby shower and I decided to make a decorative twist to the typical clothesline:
Instead of hanging baby clothes on a clothesline, I cut out large letters spelling out the baby's name and using miniature clothespins, I clipped them to a ribbon strung up between 2 doves cut out from card stock / scrapbook paper and stapled to the wall. Very unexpected!
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Below is a great video that I found on You Tube for "how to make a diaper wreath."
It is similar to a baby shower diaper cake - but in the shape of a wreath instead of a diaper!
The instructions are detailed and I think I would be able to make this ~ I love the idea that everything on the diaper wreath is able to be used by the mom and baby! So it really makes the perfect gift! ..and it is so cute!
Ingredients: baby powder scented oil candle wax pink or blue food wax coloring wicks empty baby food jars
In an old pan melt wax add scent to your liking and coloring to your liking as well when ready insert wick in the middle then spoon the wax into the jar.
Let cool. Cut wick to good length after completely cool put lid back on you can add a circle sticker cut to fit the top or glue some of the baby theme fabric on top etc. this was a big hit and then each guest have something they can use to remember the shower by.
ball-point pens (I usually get the cheap bic ones)
green florist tape
fake flowers (whatever kind you want, cut the stems of the flower to where each flower is single. may leave the leaves if you choose
put the flower on the back of the pen stem going down pen than take the tape and start taping down the pen until u reach the bottom to write with and you're done and your guest can use these to play the games plus they are a great party favor to take home u can even hold them in a lil flower pot until time to hand out or if u have extras they still look cute :)
by MARICHELLE LOPEZ
(SAN PABLO LAGUNA,PHILIPPINES)
fish and soap washcloth
you only need one washcloth 1 moving eye a piece of brown yarn different colors of yarn any kind of soap
You have to put the soap inside the washcloth then wrap it nicely and put 1 colored yarn in the wash cloth tie it and ribbon it.
Put 1 moving eye so it will look like the eyes of a fish by using a glue gun then for the finished touch cut a piece of brown yarn just to put on the mouth.presto you have a great souvenir for spa party of your own!
Submitted by: Marichelle Lopez San Pablo City,Laguna Philippines
Take a plain clay flower pot and paint it in whatever colors you like (blue, pink, etc.), use foam for the head, hands and feet, stuff the outfit with pillow stuffing and glue the arms and legs to the pot.
Put anything you want into the pot (washcloths, baby food items, etc.). Place a hat on the head, pacifier in the mouth, booties or socks on the feet and paint on some cute eyes and a nose :)
I've done this for several Baby Shower's I've thrown and it's a huge hit.
Crafty Clothes Pins Party Favor
What you'll need:
- Wooden Clothes Pins (One Per Person) - Craft paint in the colors of Baby Shower - Small floss ribbon 1/8th inch in coordinating colors - Small paint brushes - Small magnets - Super Glue or Hot Glue Gun
Paint each clothes pin in a base color that matches the Baby Shower once dry then paint polka dots, swirls, zig-zags, whatever you wish in a different color. Once dry take the coordinating ribbon and tie bows around each clothes pin right above the spring you can also use small plastic pacifiers or saftey pins on them or print out a small note that says "Baby" and polk a whole through the end of the paper or use hole in plastic pacifiers or saftey pins to thread the ribbon through it then tie a bow. Once you've tied the bows flip the clothes pin over and hot glue or super glue one magnet to the back of the pin.
At the shower play the game, "Dont Say The Word Baby" using clothes pins each person gets one to start, if they say "Baby" and someone hears, the person that heard gets there clothes pin the person with the most clothes pins at the end of shower wins.
- After the game is over and the winner is announced have everyone give there clothes pins back to the person they got them from.
- The clothes pins work for hanging on the refrigerator to hold bills, reminder notes, etc. or guests can use them for chip bag clips etc. it will be a reminder of a home made gift they got from the shower..
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