Sunday, September 25, 2011

Baby Shower Gifts and Decorations

This was FOREVER ago, but I still wanted to share it with you, and my mom and sisters have asked me about the diaper cakes so enjoy!
I made this crib quilt from this book that I have, Denise Schmidt Quilts. I really like the quilts in this book because they look a little more modern in their design- and she uses some pretty funky fabrics and colors in her stuff. It gets you thinking about how you can make something look just by the fabrics you pick. For this one, I just used scraps and fabrics that I already had in my stash- make what I had on hand work for me.
And here's the back.
I sewed some ric rac along the seam on the back.
I also dyed a onesie brown and added some butt ruffles. And I also added some yo-yos to the front. It's hard to tell, but they're just stitched randomly on there.

Of course, one of Kim's famous tag blankets needed to be given as well!
So I made all this for a girl I used to work with, and I was also in charge of decorating and putting together a prize for a diaper raffle at her shower. I decided on a cupcake theme for the prize and then just went from there.

These are some cupcake toppers that I made:
I used modge podge to glue some tissue paper to card stock and some paper doilies to card stock as well. After that dried, I used a small circle punch and then glued one of each together with a toothpick in the middle.
But it just wasn't enough! So I brushed modge podge on the doily side and sprinkled with glitter. I let that dry and then glued a rhinestone to each one on the flower side.
I also embellished a kitchen towel.
Then put it all together with some cupcake-y things I found and a cake stand.
And here are the diaper cakes! I prefer to roll mine all together, rather than each individual diaper, as you can kinda see here. Then I decorated each with some scraps of whatever I could find.

I wrapped a very large rubber band around all the diapers in one tier and that's it! I used pins to secure the tiers together. I've also seen people use chopsticks or straws to keep the levels from shifting. Super easy and a fun way of giving someone a pack of diapers at their shower.

1 comment:

emily said...

I love this...your diaper cake is beautiful!! :) All of the decor is and the gifts are perfect!