Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Baby shower prep!

This weekend is my sister-in-law's baby shower- and I'm hosting! And since I'm the only host, I've decided to keep things simple, doing most of the prep in advance so that on Saturday, everything is smooth sailing.
I noticed while shopping for baby shower decor, that most of it is either tacky, overpriced, or both! So I settled on some "It's a boy!" confetti, some tea light candles, and a little banner I made for just 2 dollars. I'll probably set the food table with some fresh flowers too. I wanted to share the banner I made, because it was easy (I got it done during Cameron's nap!), and I only spent 2 dollars on the paper and ribbon.
I started by drawing letters on this awesome glitter paper I spotted at Hobby Lobby.

Cut them out!

I used cups around the house to cut out the circles for the back of the letters.

Hobby Lobby was out of white card stock- so I used the back of leftover wedding invitations I've had sitting around for over 2 years. I couldn't bear to throw them away- I knew I could find another purpose for them!

I stapled the blue circles to the ribbon.

And then glued the letters to the white circles, and then the white circles to the blue ones.

Done- and so easy!
I'll definitely be back to show pictures of the banner hung, and of the shower!

13 comments:

Jessica said...

Looks so easy but PERFECT! Awesome job! :)

D. Ramblings said...

SO cute! Such a creative idea... I'm going to have to steal it in the future! :)

Kayla said...

Great job! I wish I was that crafty!

Meredith said...

You are so crafty!

Cara said...

So cute..looks great!

Jeni said...

What a cute idea? I love it!

suzanne said...

So cute!

Sarah said...

So cute! Gotta love the circle banner...the glitter kicks it up a notch! And I love that you "recycled some paper!!! Good luck this weekend, you will be a great hostess!

Adorably Distracted... said...

Great idea!!! I love ways to save money and that looks amazing!!

Samantha said...

I can't wait to see pictures from the shower!

The banner is wicked cute! I may have to make one for a birthday party we are hosting this weekend..

The DIY Show Off said...

The banner looks so much better than anything I've seen in the stores! GREAT job! I love it!

Roeshel

Becky said...

It's so cute. I love the idea I might have to steal it. ;)

Beth said...

Great job on the banner!

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