Good morning! It’s time for Fix It Up Friday. I’m so glad to have you join me. There were several creative ideas shared last week during our link party. If you didn’t get a chance to check them out I encourage you to to do so by clicking here. If you wish to link please read the guidelines here.
I thought you might like to see the table decorations I made that doubled as gifts for the parents-to-be and as party favors.
Another centerpiece was this basket of washcloth lollipops I made. I will be posting the tutorial for how to make these tomorrow so check back for the details.
This diaper cupcake with little pink crocheted booties on top was made using four diapers wrapped together and covered with a piece of scrapbook paper. I crocheted the little Mary Jane booties using a pattern I found in the book Crochet in No Time. I also made another diaper cupcake for a centerpiece, but it had black Mary Jane booties on top.
When I saw the napkin dress tutorial at How Does She? last year I didn’t know anyone who was pregnant, but I bookmarked it just in case.
Obviously, I got to make some for the shower and have a few hints. First, I used luncheon napkins so that I didn’t have to cut any of the napkin to make it shorter. I also folded and cut the napkins and then set them under some heavy books for a few days. This prevented them from wanting to open. Finally, I hot glued little bows I made to the front which also helped keep the napkin closed.
I also wanted to tell you that the wreath pictured on the right was made by my daughter using some small artificial flowers and a grapevine wreath. She wanted to help. :-)
My sister-in-law wore the pacifier corsage I made using some of her wedding flowers. I found the tutorial at A Little of This, A Little of That.
The party favors were made from empty baby food jars that a friend gave me. I cut fabric circles and hot glued them to the lid. Then I made labels for the outside. Inside I put a tea light candle that smelled like baby powder.
I had so much fun getting all of these decorations ready and planning the games! I hope that my brother and sister-in-law felt loved that day.
Be sure to check back tomorrow for my final baby shower post (I promise!) where I will show you how I made the washcloth lollipops.
Now it’s your turn to link up your post. I can’t wait to see all of your creative ideas!
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