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Putting on my crafting hat
February 27, 2014 - Terri Castelaz
Last Saturday we held my daughter, Cassie’s baby shower. For the event I decided to put on my crafters hat. I used to love doing little projects, mostly home decor pieces for the house, but I haven’t done anything in years. No time, with kids who has time these days.
For the shower I spent hours looking on Pinterest for ideas and themes for the shower. I’m telling you anyone looking for ideas for any kind of a party, check out Pinterest they have every kind of themed party ideas you can think of.
I decided to go with the owl theme. So many cute things to make owls out of.
One of the my favorite projects were making diaper owls. They were so cute if I do say so myself. These I think were the cutest project I came across for a shower, you can make all sorts of animals or objects out of diapers — who knew. And the great thing about this craft is that almost all of the items used for the owl are useful for the new mom. Another great “useful” decorating idea was hanging onesizes and baby bibs from a clothes line. Instead of the plain line, I found pink raffia and braided it together to make a rope. We then wrapped hot pink tulle to give it a little more depth. This could be done for any themed baby shower. Flowers were also added to the clothespins to make it a little more girly.
Centerpieces for the table were three mason jars on a square of the fabric which matched the baby’s room. Very simple projects, but turned out pretty cute together. The large one was used for the flowers and I hot glued ribbon on these adding a safety pin for the baby shower look. The middle jar, which was used for candy, were made into owls. This was another one of my favorite ideas from Pinterest. I found hot pink and turquoise glitter foam sheets perfect colors for the eyes, added another layer of white foam and google eyes, black beaks along with some feathers. So cheap, but cute. The small jar was used for a battery operated candle with so much going on on the other two jars I kept this one simple just a simple ribbon with a pink plastic pacifier.
I also made paper lanterns into owls also just some sheets of foam and a hot glue gun. These were Tessa’s favorite since she is going to use a couple in her room.
My “words of wisdom” tree was one of the last projects I tackled which turned out better than expected.
Even my mini fruit owl wasn’t so bad. I should have known I couldn’t get a regular size watermelon at this time of year. I had to make due with a personal size melon which was OK but I thought a little small for the food table.
You see with a little help from Pinterest everyone can become a “crafter.”
Just a note to those not familiar with Pinterest — once you sign up you are addicted.
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