Last weekend a friend of mine hosted a baby shower for her sister and she asked if I would make a few decorations. The theme was "Under the Sea" to match the nursery. I used the bedding as color and image inspiration. Take a peek:Isn't it too cute?! I just love that little octopus. He is adorable!
My first project was inspired by Michele over at The Scrap Shoppe. She made these diaper and washcloth cupcakes! I had never seen them before and instantly knew that they would soon become my GO TO baby shower craft.
I followed Michele's easy tutorial and ended up these cuties. I wish with all my might I could have found my pinking shears (I hunted for a new pair, but wasn't willing to spend $25 dollars on scissors...I just couldn't do it). I think the pinking detail adds the perfect finishing touch!
I topped each cupcake off with a pom pom cherry! An idea I got from Lindsey at BABY BOKY.
Then I made a banner to display at the shower and then move to baby Ian's room when he comes home. I used chip board circles that I got from the $1 bins at Michael's (all 5 for a $1).
For the octopus and turtle on each end, I uploaded the bedding image into Photoshop, used it to generate a black and white image, converted it to a .svg file using InkScape, and then cut the image using my Cricut. It sounds super complicated, but it's just a matter of a few clicks. Once the image was cut, I used a marker to add the detail. Again, I used the bedding as my guide.
I tied it all together with some "bubble" ribbon.
Next, I made a diaper wreath to greet guests as they came to the shower. This wreath would also look adorable hanging from the hospital room door and then the "I" can be removed and used as a door decoration for Ian's nursery.
I also made a signature frame so guests could sign with their welcoming wishes for baby Ian. It's great for mommy to take to the hospital too. This is a super easy and affordable keepsake. I was able to make this 11x14 keepsake frame for less than $15.
Of course, you know I had to make Ian his own stylish freezer paper stenciled onesies! I was inspired to create the "I" onesie by one I saw over at Gabriel's Good Tidings. The star print onesie got a rockin' guitar and the nautical stripe onesie got a super cute whale. These were a fabulous find at Wal-Mart for just $2 each.
I love to create decor that serves double duty for mommy and baby later! Everything can be used as decor in the nursery or by baby after the shower!