Monday, May 7, 2012

{Craft this}: Baby Shower Gifts.

This weekend I was invited to a baby shower for a friend who is welcoming her daughter in June. She mentioned wanting a bow holder to match the one I made her daughter Melissa last year and a wreath for her hospital door, so away I went to Michael's, the craft store.

After gathering supplies, I set down to do my crafty business. There's something about crafting that is calming and soothing to me - love it. Saturday afternoon was no different. Well - besides an incident with the glue gun (still don't have feeling in my fingertip...).

So what did I make for this sweet new little girl, Lillian? Here you go!

Lilian's mom loves bright colors so I did a hot pink and lime green theme. She also has chosen owls to be Lillian's animal so of course I snagged one of those. Here's how I did it:

Bow Holder

You'll need:

  • square wooden plaque
  • letter
  • scrapbook paper
  • 1 1/2 inch ribbon
  • 1 inch ribbon
  • glue gun
  • paint

You'll do:
1) Paint your wooden plaque - you'll want 2-3 coats. If you need to paint your letter, do this as well.
2) Cut your scrapbook paper the size you need. Hot glue the scrapbook paper to the wooden square now that it is dry and painted.
3) Glue your letter on your wooden square
4) Hot glue the 1 inch ribbon on top of the 1 1/2 inch ribbon. Hot glue the ribbon to the back of the square.
5) Make your hanger by hot glueing a piece of the 1 inch ribbon in two places on the back top.


You'll need:

  • wreath form (this was the green styrofoam kind)
  • ribbon of choice (several types, all corresponding - I recommend at least one solid to go with patterns)
  • letter (if you need to paint it, get paint for it too)
  • wooden figure (Michaels had tons - bees, anchors, whales, cats, etc)
  • hot glue gun

You'll do:
1) Wrap your wreath form with the ribbon. I glued the start point of the ribbon for each section and then did little dabs as I went to keep it firm. I recommend doing your sections of the same ribbon across from each other diagonally to keep it balanced.
2) Hot glue your letter and figure. Pick the best position for your design
3) Wrap ribbon around the top and glue together to create the hanger.

In new babies and crafty projects!
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