Those of you who have been following my last few posts know that I have been immersed in planning my dear friend Sowmya's birthday party. I made the party invitations in the shape of a diaper which you can view here, the take-away gifts in the shape of a baby bootie which you can view here and now it's time to share the decorations for the party. Once again ItsyBitsy proved to have everything I needed making the entire event quite thematic and pretty.
My first order of business was a wall bunting made of pattern paper. I found a simple baby vest template online and then cut each paper following this template. I made about ten of them in varying designs all from the DCWV French Country Stack. I laced them together with some blue satin ribbon from Itsy Bitsy and tied a bold pretty bow in the centre of each vest. Isn't it adorable! Then using some blue tack I adhered it to the wall. The great thing about blue tac is that it doesn't leave any residue. You can just peel it off when you're done.
Next I got to work on the table pieces. I wanted to make a flower pot with baby themed flowers. The pot itself was easy enough to do, it was just a box with a scallop edge, that I created using my rotary trimmer. For the flowers, I used varying sizes of scallop circle and plain circle die cuts, all from Itsy Bitsy. I alternated blue corrugated paper with pink card stock to make each flower. Itsy Bitsy has the most adorable baby embellishments so the centre for each circle had a different baby sticker. Some are even catered to pregnant women. A craft stick kept it in place and natural hay filled the pot. As a final touch, I added a ribbon with a floral centre for the base. I made about 5 of these and placed them on my dining table and side tables along with a rectangular doily to add to the theme.
As a final decoration, I made some pompoms using kite paper from ItsyBitsy. I made about 15 of them and dangled them in little clusters of 3 all over the room. I have to say that my photos didn't do justice to the room, it really looked much prettier than this.
All the guests oohed and aahhed over the decorations, marvelling at my creativity and patience, but they don't know what you, my fellow crafters know - crafting is our greatest pleasure right! Of course my husband brought me back to earth. He walked in after the party with all the decorations in place, literally dangling above his head and didn't notice anything - not a word did he say!
What are your thoughts on my baby shower decorations - I'm itching to know! Leave a comment and tell me! Till then Happy Crafting!!