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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Crafting on the Floor to Create Baby Shower Decor

I mentioned a week or two ago that the weekend after we moved back to VA, I had a baby shower that I was attending and I was in charge of the decorations.

Of course, I had to make everything myself but it was a bit of a challenge having JUST moved and all of my supplies and furniture was not with me.

I was smart in the fact that I pack and brought with me my cricut and other supplies I knew I would need like my trusty glue gun, so all I had to do was figure out what I was going to do and then go buy those supplies.

I sure wish I had Travis take a picture of me creating all of these supplies!
Picture me, sitting on the floor of our new bedroom (again, no furniture) or on our air mattress, with a $5 lamp from Target that I had to buy for light at night, and my supplies surrounding me creating all these decorations. It was a little painful for my back and butt to say the least. lol

Anyways... I guess you all would like to see the decorations.
Sorry if some of the pictures aren't great.
I forgot my camera :( so I had to borrow my friend's camera to take these pictures and I wasn't sure how to work it to change the lighting.

Guest were greeted at the front door with a pink and white coffee filter wreath.
I bought a cute pink and white polka dot ribbon and then tinted the edge of the coffee filters with pink ink. Its hard to tell in this picture but it was cute!


Then the guest saw the gift table in the kitchen.
The colors for the shower were all pastels, yellow, blue, green, and pink.
I covered the table in a yellow table cloth and then made a banner that said "gifts" out of coffee filters, scrapbook paper and ribbon. I also placed a topiary in the center which you'll see in a moment.


I then created pom-poms and hung them in the opening between the kitchen and the living room.


I created 3 topiaries, 1 for the gift table and 2 for the food table. I bought the pink pails in the dollar section of Target. And then used mini white cupcake liners to cover a styrofoam ball. I tinted the liners with green, yellow, and blue inks and then alternated them as I glued them on. Added a little bow and white paper shreds to cover the foam in the pail and done!


I created a second wreath which was hung in the dining room near the food.
I wrapped it in pink yarn and then made a mini bunting banner that says "Emma" and attached a medallion I found at Michael's that says baby girl.

And last but not least, I created a banner that said "Welcome Emma" and hung it in the living room area.
Sorry I don't have a better picture of it!
But I bought a large pack of scrapbook paper at Michael's and created the banner on my Cricut and strung it together with ribbon. I used the same pack of paper for the banner on the gift table and for the little banner on the wreath.


That's it!
Pretty good for not having much to work with!
If I actually had furniture and all my supplies, who knows what else I would have created! lol



Linking up to some of these parties.

7 comments:

  1. It looks like it was a beautiful shower! Incredible that you could pull off such amazing decorations on the fly while living out of boxes! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. I love it! Everything is so very cute.

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  3. Everything looks fabulous! Glad you are starting to get settled in!

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  4. pretty impressive decor for being crafted on the floor! BTW, I keep forgetting to tell you, that if you ever want to road-trip to IKEA, I'm totally in. There is one up in Woodbridge right off 95.

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  5. Allison, you did an outstanding job! Wow, I'm sure it was a lovely shower.

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  6. Very impressive, Allison! You made it look easy to make all of this, not even considering the conditions. :) LOVE your wreaths!

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  7. you did such a great job!! :)gina

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