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baby shower (a wee bit late)

Ok, so I am a little behind in sharing these pics. I can’t believe 2 years have flown by since we had a baby shower for my daughter! It’s late, but in cleaning up my photo files, I came upon these again so here we go. And now I realize I never shared the wedding projects!

I’m sure you will figure out…we sorta had a theme. Mostly elephants & pink.  I made some of the decorations, like this sweet little cradle using a Sizzix Cradle Die, some chipboard covered with brown cardstock, lace, pearls, felt flowers, etc.

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I also made the banner with the baby’s name to hang at the shower. The banner flags were strung on tulle. I just hung it here for a photo.

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The table centerpieces were jars with peanuts and the favors were little elephant boxes filled with chocolates.

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Of course you need a cute cake! (I didn’t make that!)

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I tied ribbons on the handle for a silverware/plate caddy and made some simple water bottle labels.

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Gifts for the princess!

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It’s wonderful to look back on these photos and think about how blessed we are now with an almost 2 year old! God is so good!

Have a great day!

 

candle favors and candy buffet

When it comes to making favors, there are so many ideas to choose from!  DD decided that she wanted little candles so we stamped on tealights and placed them in little tins that I had left  from when I was making these ornaments.

These are so easy to make!  Just place a piece of tissue paper between 2 pieces of copy paper and punch it out with a 1 3/8″ circle punch.  (The copy paper aids in punching out the tissue) Then stamp your design onto the circle of tissue paper.  We used the same birds that were used on the invitations.  Then I used a piercer to poke a hole in the center.  Lay the tissue over the candle, pushing the wick through the hole.  Then apply heat with a heat gun and the tissue melts right into the top of the candle.  We finished off the tins with some ribbons and placed their names & date on the bottom.

As part of their favors, we also put together a candy buffet.  That was a lot of fun!  We shopped for glassware and tried to keep the candy in fall colors…mostly orange and brown for the colors of the wedding.

In the jar on the top left, we colored the letters “HE” and “SHE” on the Hershey snack size bars with an orange Sharpie marker.

In the large jar in the back, below, my MIL found white coated pretzels, drizzled with orange and brown…perfect!  And the Lifesavers mints (with the Whirly pop on top) are my new favorite…orange flavored!  I could only find them at CVS.

I like the look of the giant orange gumballs too.

A last minute project was to make a banner to hang over the table…

I also made a sign for the table…

…and decorated some glassine lined bags for the guests to fill…

Those giant lollipops in the photo above were actually a Halloween candy I found…and they SPIN just like a pinwheel!  I bought enough to fill the whole display box so I could take that home too.  lol.  I pulled the styrofoam base out and wrapped it with ribbon.  Here’s what it originally looked like.

And after it was altered…

One little boy was so fun to watch, licking away at his spinning pop!

That’s all for today but check back…still more projects to come!

Tea Light candles: stamp- SU! Love You Much; ink- Memento Rich Cocoa, SU! Dusty Durango; accessories- tin, tissue paper, heat gun, 1 3/8″ circle punch, ribbons, glue dots, tea light candles.

Candy Buffet sign: paper- Choc. Chip, white; accessories- Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, Spellbinders Grand Labels Eleven, The Paper Studio flower, adhesive rhinestones.

Treat Bags: stamps- SU! Valentine Defined and Love You Much, Studio G sentiment; paper- Tangerine Tango; ink- Stazon Timber Brown, SU! Tangerine Tango; accessories- SU! heart punch, glassine lined bags, Scor-Pal, mini clothespins, ribbon.

Sweets Banner: paper- white, Tangerine, Choc. Chip, Groovy Guava dsp; accessories- Spellbinders Grand Labels Eleven, Cuttlebug Meadow Lark folder, Heart Nestabilities, Cricut Storybook, gemstones, ribbon.