Okay… I’m Crafty!

I think for the longest time I have felt like I was so far behind the masses in the craft world and I think I’m going to finally hang up those words “I’m not that crafty”.  With a few tutorials and ideas on pinterest, I think I’ve been inspired to be a crafter.  I’m still unsure what my sole talent is in this wide world of crafting, but I’m having fun trying new things.

My IRL bestie who you all have read about before that is pregnant with me had her baby shower on Sunday which I got to help host!  I was eager to sign up for decorations to try to blow her socks off since she has always gone above and beyond for me.   Here are the decorations I actually made!!

First up were my diaper cup cakes.  Cute lil’ socks, wrapped in a newborn diaper and a washcloth, topped with a sassy ribbon to finish it off! I added her name on the edge of the basket for a lil’ extra touch!IMG_0120

I wish I could take credit for this wreath completely, but Kristi actually made one for me for my baby shower a few weeks ago with Rayne’s name dangling down.  The idea is to take the wreath to the hospital to use on our doors when our lil’ girls make their debut.  Kristi was kind of enough to let me dig through her fabric scraps to get the perfect pieces to make her wreath.  I painted the monogram letters green and got her name spelled out on each letter! I always have to give the hubs props too because he helped me figure out how to fix the letters to the wreath without being able to see how!
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I would give my right arm to be able to tell you that I came up with this topsy turvey diaper cake all by myself, but I found a tutorial and purchased the directions
HERE! I also got the wash cloth candy pops tutorial from there as well as the stick lolipops shown below too! I got a few other tutorials but some of them were a tad more advanced for me, but I loved how it all turned out!

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Okay, now these are my fun wooden blocks that I love to make! I tried to incorporate colors that tied the cake and wreath together.  Her room is actually a pink and white damask and I figured some other fun colors would make the room POP!!  I made each block to spell out her name and left the backs of the blocks BLANK.  When we had the baby shower, I had guests sign a precut scrapbook paper with a ‘well wish’ to Baby Emery so that I could modge podge it on for her to hold on to the memory of her baby shower for many years to come!! IMG_0133
Everything all together (minus the wreath).  I also had some glass vases that I filled with Kristi’s major craving (snickers) and used them to show the lolipop wash cloth candies too!
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My gift to Kristi and baby Emery was a vinyl decal for her to put above her crib in her nursery!  I got it from this etsy site HERE! I cannot say enough nice things about that Etsy site!! Super fast, super friendly and amazing product!!
IMG_0136 Much Love to my dear friend and her newest sweet baby Emery!! I can’t wait to meet you and had a blast making a shower so much fun!! We hosted at a nail salon!!! How awesome is that!?  That’s right, you come… get your nails and toes done in total relaxation while the guest of honor gets to open beautiful gifts and have some yummy snacks and cake!! A blast I tell ya!!IMG_0204  IMG_0179 IMG_0182

I got the honor of hosting with one of  Kristi’s friends Jenny, who was such a blast to work with!! She made some delicious snacks and the cutest lil’ popcorn favors!!!  Here’s how the table turned out!IMG_0187

Me, Kristi and Jenny!!! IMG_0190Some of the sassy tootsie’s from this awesome shower!IMG_0193

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22 comments:

Bridget said...

Yep, I'd say you were crafty! Those decorations turned out to be so adorable! And having it at a salon, fabulous--what a super baby shower you helped to host :)

Brittney said...

id love to know where you got the tutorials to do these things at! You ARE crafty and I love it all soo much wanna move to alabama and make my babyshower stuff LOL :D

Connie said...

Well look at you! Those are all adorable!

My gay Brother in Law threw my shower and that was when I knew he wasn't a decorating kind of gay.

How are you feeling today?

Shawn said...

I love everything! You two did an amazing job! Too bad all of my friends are done having babies, I'll have to hang on to these ideas for when we start having Grandparent showers. What? Yes, Grandmas need new stuff for their babies too!

This so can be linked up to Talk To Us Tuesday because everything goes on TTUT!

Amber said...

You're so adorable, I love it!!!

Great job hosting this party, love all the craftiness. They all came out great!

Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts said...

thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday - - I just featured you on my FB page!

Cherished Bliss said...

You did such a beautiful job!! My crafty friend : ) Umm... but you forgot to link up your other craft project... Rayne's room!

southerninspiration said...

Those ideas are simply adorable!! I love them, and would love to copy them and use them sometime!!! You did great, and y'all both look gorgeous!
Suzanne

Boobies said...

I couldn't have dreamed up any of these gorgeous ideas...much less made them. You done great!!

Amanda Dale said...

You have been getting crafty! Looks great!
-Amanda @ The Ivy Cottage Blog

Impulsive Addict said...

OMG! You are so crafty!!! I am completely jealous! Why didn't I have you host my shower??

All the decorations were so so cute!!! And you ladies look incredible! I would give my right arm for a piece of that cake! I bet everyone ate it, huh?

Those popcorn bags are adorable! CUTE IDEA!

I used to really like the name Emery but then I had an Emery in class... =(

Thank you Thank you for linking up with us!!!!! WE love you!

Nadine Hightower said...

You sure are crafty. I am so jealous!! I haven't got an ounce of that crafty gene in my body!

sarajo said...

Those are all amazing! And cute! And I so wish I had that talent.

Shawn said...

See, it's a perfect fit. Two craft posts so far...

Jill said...

You are DEFINITELY crafty! That topsy-turvy diaper cake is so cool, and so unique!! Love it!!

Emmy said...

I am bowing down to your awesomeness! Great great job! Love love that cake. And that does sound like a fun place for a baby shower.

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

Adorable!!

Sarah Kate said...

I am so freakin' impressed!! All of this looks amazing!! The cake, the cupcakes, the lollipops!!! I love it all b/c of how unique it all is!!! You did a FAB job!

missy. said...

wow those are awesome. well done.

becca said...

wow those are amazing very well done

Date Girl said...

Wow you are so crafty! Crafty while pregnant to boot! I love all of the decorations, and what an awesome location. Looks like it was a ton of fun!

Kids craft ideas said...

Love it. THanks for sharing

 
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