Hello, crafty friends! Can you believe summer is on it's way! And the crazy thing is, I have so many friends with babies on the way too! I LOVE celebrating new babies. Every baby should be celebrated, don't you think? I have been prepping for a baby shower in a few weeks, and I am so excited to share with you what I have made.
How to Decorate a Baby Shower: Crate Paper Little You
This is a lovely new paper line by Crate Paper called Little You. It's so adorable! It's a simple, but sophisticated line for little ones. It's perfect for parties, cards, and scrapbook pages!
To create this little lovely baby shower, you will need:
- Crate Paper Little You 6"x6" Paper Pad
- Crate Paper Little You Decorative Clips
- DIY Shop Banner Kit
- Gold Doilies
- Gold Dot Paper Straws
- Favor Bags
To get started, create a paper banner using the DIY Shop banner kit, and coordinating Little You cardstock. Just trace the pennant pieces onto your cardstock, cut them out, and adhere them to the top of the pennants.
Adhere the pennants to the twine that comes with the banner kit. You can make it as long as you like for your table.
For the favor bags, I just used some pretty gold polka-dot ones I had left over from a previous party. Kraft, white, or any other coordinating color will work! To decorate them, just trim cardstock and twine to create a band around your bags.
Use the decorative clips to embellish your bags. These little clips are so pretty, and they just slide right on and off!
For the treat boxes, I just used pre-made boxes I found at my local party store, then covered them with a gold doily. I used my paper pad to embellish them, along with additional decorative clips.
The little paper quotes were actually in the paper pad, and were really easy to cut out and adhere to the boxes.
For the cupcakes, I just wrapped the cupcakes in leftover paper, and created the toppers with additional quotes found in the paper pad. The paper is adhered to pretty little gold paper straws, and the twine really helps it feel finished. I just love little bows tied on everything, especially for a baby shower!
The fun thing about the little quotes in the paper pad, is that they are all different. That way you get a fun little assortment that matches, but gives the treats a little more wow.
For beverages, I ended up finding some pretty milk bottles on sale. I used additional paper straws and buttons embellishments to decorate them. Make sure you use a hot glue gun and a lot of adhesive when using small items on straws. You obviously don't want any dropping into your beverage.
I just love how this shower turned out. It's such a great line for a boy or girl, and even better if you don't what what the baby is going to be!
The mom-to-be was so surprised, and asked to keep leftover decor for her scrapbook. Always a good sign of baby shower success!
For more tips and tutorials, be sure to visit my blog at wwww.natalme.com!