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« on: February 08, 2013 07:26:19 PM »

I made the decorations and favors for a baby shower at the end of January.  The baby shower was for an expectant mommy of two twin girls, and she selected a "non-traditional" color scheme of aqua, gray, and coral for the nursery.  This was such a fun color palette to work with!

I incorporated the nursery fabrics and colors into the decorations, in hopes she would be able to reuse the decorations in the nursery.

I made 42 felt poufs in various sizes, and strung them into garlands.  The nursery fabric had large-scale flowers and birds, so I cut out about 25 of the motifs to hang on the garland, and place on the food table to further incorporate all the colors.

For the favors, I made heart-shaped sugar cubes (to go with the "sugar and spice and everything twice" theme) and packaged them in small canning jars. To stay consistent, I topped the jars with fabric circles cut out of the polka dot nursery fabric, and tied on layered flower tags with baker's twine in shades of gray, aqua, and coral.

Now for the really fun part, the gift! I sewed up two fabric bins out of the nursery fabrics and then filled them with items off the registry.  Each bin was about 9 in. x 11 in. x 8 in., with a handle on each side, and little window on the front for a label (I used a heavy-duty sheet protector I had at home, but you could purchase vinyl off the roll).  I lined one bin with an aqua ikat fabric and the other with the same polka dot fabric I used on the favors.

Here they are all ready to be wrapped.....

And here are a few shots of them in progress...

I loved how these bins turned out, but they were such a challenge to make, I am not sure I would make them again! Lol!  

I used some leftover fabric scraps to make a nesting ball for the new mom to hang in a tree, so the little birds will have some very tasteful fabric scraps to weave into their nests. Ha ha! Thanks PerfectlyBohemian for giving me the advice to break out some of the grapevine, or I would have never been able to get the fabric scraps to fit.  

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« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2013 08:02:11 PM »

Everything looks so awesome together! You are such a trooper for making all that on your own! I'm so glad you could use some of my leftover jars from my wedding, too. You're crafty skills are amazing <3

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« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2013 09:07:54 PM »

Those bins look amazing! What a lucky mommy-to-be to have you in her life!
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« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2013 12:01:18 PM »

What a pretty shower and so professional in the decor and gifts. Smiley

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