Monday, January 9, 2012

Baby Shower Decor

I helped my aunt and cousin’s mother-in-law coordinate a baby shower last Sunday for the upcoming addition to our family. The colors were green and yellow and we had an animal theme to coordinate with their nursery. For the centerpieces we used baby’s breath and a bit of alstroemeria that my flower shop lovingly bestowed upon me. I found the free customized monogram via Pinterest at We used burlap, bakers twine and raffia to tie it all together. 

I made the circles scattered on the table using two different paper punches. The circles were made of scrapbooking paper and sheet music I purchased at Goodwill. 

The party favor boxes were purchased at the Dollar Tree. We filled them with chocolates and frosted animal crackers. I created the gift tags using a free image from Karen’s Whimsy and Picnik. The gift tag says, “Baby McGee is on the way! Its birthday will be a joyous day!”

My cousin is not a big fan of cake, so my aunt hired a local bakery to make several delectable treats for the shower guests. The bear claws were my favorite. (I know this because I tried ALL of them) We displayed the baked goods on various cake stands and vintage platters. 

We made banners using paper doilies and bakers twine to adorn the treat and gift tables. I could not find pink or green doilies. Have you seen colored doilies at any retailers?

I found this tree idea on Pinterest. I painted the tree on the canvas using acrylic paint. All of the guests were asked to make a thumb print onto the tree and sign their name. I did not manage to take a quality photo at the shower. Unfortunately I did not give the ink enough time to dry and several of the prints smudged. (…onto my cream wool coat) If I ever do this project again, I will allow the ink to dry and then spray it with an acrylic topcoat. Once the baby is born, I will add the name and birth date to the baby’s tree.

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  1. This is such a cute shower! Love the tags! :)

  2. Such cute ideas! I love the tree!

  3. great ideas! i love the centerpieces! the flowers are gorgeous, and i love the jar. the circles are such a cute idea! great job.

    i would love it if you would stop by my blog and link this or any other amazing project you have to my linky party going on right now!

    thanks so much for sharing!

  4. You did a great job on the shower, The centerpiece is so nice, and like the tags. You painted the tree, seriously, gosh you are good!
    Very nice! Thanks for all your creative post you shared with us at Sunday's Best.

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    XO, Aimee

  7. What an adorable shower theme! Thanks for sharing. That tree idea is fabulous.

  8. So very cute! I am featuring this today!
    ~Tonia @TheGunnySack

  9. I was drawn here by your beautiful pictures. They really are eye candy!

  10. You really created a beautiful setting for your cousin's shower. She is so lucky! I love the centerpieces but the thumbprint tree is a pretty great idea too...and it looks so adorable...great nursery artwork.

    Thanks for stopping by P{3} today! I hope to see you again!

  11. what great great great decor!!!!! It looks like the party was perfect! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful ideas!!!!!
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

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