Thursday, June 19, 2014

Easy (& Inexpensive) Baby Shower DIYs

This past weekend I co-hosted a baby shower for a coworker, and it was a beautiful day!  Her sweet little girl is due in August, and it is hard to believe how quickly she will be here (can you believe 2014 is almost half over?!).



Chocolate Covered Pretzels

For a sweet treat to-go I made chocolate covered pretzel rods.

Simply melt chocolate, cover the pretzels, then decorate as desired.  I decorated some pretzels with sprinkles and others I drizzled with more chocolate.

Wilton makes pretzel rod bags that come with twist ties to package nicely.



Chalkboards

I had a few old frames lying around my house that I wasn't planning to use, so I decided to paint the frames pink and spray paint the back with chalkboard paint.  

And ta-da, you have yourself a pink chalkboard! That easy!



Tulle Pom-Poms

Instead of tissue pom-poms, I decided to make some poms using tulle.  I purchased my tulle for pretty cheap from Walmart, and then on top of that, they honored a 40% off JoAnns coupon that I had.  
It was such a great deal that I almost felt a little dishonest about it!

To make the poms, wrap the tulle around a 12 inch book (I wrapped 25 times).  Remove the tulle from the book and secure in the middle.  Trim the edges and fluff.

I made quite a few of these guys and incorporated them everywhere... as part of the centerpieces, on a welcome table, fireplace mantle - pretty much anywhere that had an open space!



Ribbon Vases

I knew that I wanted to have a few vases of flowers on each table, but I didn't want to buy vases that were too big as they would require twice as many flowers.

To avoid buying vases, I used our drinking glasses and using double-sided sticky tape, I taped ribbon around the glass.  It was a great way to have "vases" that weren't too big.  
I made 12 of these in total (and bought about 5 dozen flowers - which was plenty).



Other Ideas

I cut out an absurd amount of onesies that I put on sticks and placed pretty much anywhere that I could think of.  Paper is cheap and it was a great way (although a bit time consuming) to dress up forgotten spaces (putting a few onsies in the bathroom, etc.).

Isn't that baby topper made out of fondant incredible?! I wouldn't be right to eat that thing...! It was purchased from this Etsy shop.

Instead of a guest book, everyone signed diapers for the mom and dad to use during late night changes.  Some of the diapers were pretty hysterical...!



It was a beautiful day celebrating and showering the deserving parents-to-be!

25 comments :

  1. Great ideas! I love those tulle pom-poms!!

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  2. Everything turned out so cute! I always do pretzel rods around Christmas time, but your pink ones are much cuter! The chalkboard frames turned out so well- such a good idea! Also, is that your writing?! It looks amazing! So many pretty details!

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  3. You're so crafty and I love it! I never wrote you about etsy! I'm sorry things have been so crazed!

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  4. Well you are the queen of DIY!! I love everything hat you did!!! The pretzel rods are always a favorite of mine!!

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  5. WOW! What a perfect shower! I'm definitely bookmarking this post for future reference! Love everything you did! And those onesies...A-DORable! I was sad when I realized they were paper bc I had my credit card out ready to order them for an upcoming baby shower! Haha! You're the "hostess with the mostess!"

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  6. Love all those diy decor ideas. Those would be great for any party or shower. That cake topper is UNREAL! When I saw that picture I wondered how you got a real baby to pose and look cute as decor!

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  7. Okay, I love every single thing about this post. That cake topper is INCREDIBLE. I had to do a double take!

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  8. mmmm chocolate covered pretzels are my favorite! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  9. What a beautiful shower! And I loved that you DIYed so much of it! Now if only you could throw me a little shower for my next....whenever the time comes! ;-)

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  10. These are all SO cute!!!! I'm a total sucker for chocolate covered pretzels! Yum :)

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  11. These are such cute ideas!! Everything looks fantastic,but not overdone. That momma is lucky to have such a crafty and good friend. :)

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  12. The baby fondant is UNREAL. I thought it was a newborn photo until I read more. I love every little detail you poured into this shower. The onsie cut-outs on a stick is my favorite because you are right little things can make a big impression and paper is CHEAP! :)

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  13. Oh my gosh! Love love love all of these! You are so crafty, I tried to do the pom pom garland but couldn't figure it out! lol! Also, LOVE that dress girl! You are the cutest!

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  14. That is the cutest cake topper I ever did see!!

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  15. I made my own baby shower thank you cards and cute out smaller versions of those onesies. My goodness was it time consuming! Love this shower you did a beautiful job!

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  16. What a cute shower! I totally did the same thing for a chalkboard at my wedding and it turned out awesome! :)

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  17. Wow these are all so adorable! I will definitely be using some of your ideas in the future!

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  18. SO cute! Love the easy tulle pom poms. Everything came together so nicely!

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  19. These ideas are so cute! I love them all. You cold totally incorporate a lot of them into other party decor too, which I love!

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  20. SOOOO many great ideas! I am not a big pinterest-er so I love when I see lots of great things in one place. The diapers are a great and creative idea!

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  21. All of these ideas are fabulous! Especially the writing on diapers! How fun! Girl, your so dang crafty!

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  22. Love it all!!! Such great ideas especially the tulle pom poms! I'll keep those in mind for my next shower :)

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  23. Gosh, I am just loving your blog :) I love all these ideas so much!! I will be hosting a baby shower for the future sister in law by the end of this year (fingers crossed) and these ideas are just lovely!

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