Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Atlanta Baby Shower DIY

My grandma is hosting an intimate baby shower/luncheon for me this Sunday and I'm so excited! She was kind enough (hehe) to give me creative control and I decided on a color scheme rather than a traditional theme. I wanted to share a peek of what I've been working on. I incorporated three Paper Source colors: Clover, Peacock, and Curry. All paper (including the curry polka dot gift wrap used for the invitation liner) and stamps used were from PS. I used my Martha Stewart fringe scissors (swoon!) for the grass and a strip of "washi" tape (Target) along the bottom of the RSVP/registry card. Nikki (aunt to be on dad's side) helped me cut and insert all the liners as well as stamp and emboss on the favor "thank you" cards. I purchased the favor bags and colorful straws at Shop Sweet Lulu, an adorable website you must check out next time you're hosting a party! I had seen the yarn wrapped letters and mason jars and thought that would be the perfect touch to this shower. It's an inexpensive way to add color and texture to a table scape. I purchased 5 mason jars at my favorite antique store/flea mart, ironically called My Favorite Place, for $3. My grandma already owned the hot glue gun and blue yarn and I picked up the yellow yarn at a local craft store. My plan is to take off the blue bow on the "B" after the shower and use it in my son's bedroom. I purchased this Upper Case "B" and had no idea how hard it would be to actually cover! I enlisted Ben (dad to be) to start on it while I wrapped a few of the mason jars and finally got back to finishing it last night. I ended up cutting off those ends that stuck out so that the back of the B was straight. Does that make sense? Then I used a few rows of hot glue to hold the yarn in place in the corners as I wrapped it around. It isn't perfect but I'm really pleased with how it turned out. I can't wait to see how everything comes together this weekend. ♥

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