Creative Play – Diaper Cakes and Baby Shower Fun

Ok guys, so here it is….the re-opening of my sacral chakra. The beginning of a new beginning. The project that reached deep inside my blah and pulled out something that resembled my spark and I have my daughter-in-law to thank for that. Thank you Tara for the providing an opportunity to be a part of ‘showering’ a young lady with a dynamite party.

Tara had come up with a brilliant idea to use diaper cakes as centerpieces. I don’t know why but I honestly thought making smaller cakes vs one giant cake would be more challenging….challenge accepted! I called up my trusty crafty sister-in-law and we were on it! She helped me to lay the ground work. Roll the diapers, tie with elastics, and bunch them all together like bundles of coins (yes, I work in a bank, it’s what I do). Once you’ve reached your desired width, take a large elastic or use cord to bunch them together into a circle. Then move on to the next layer repeating the process. Thank you Vicky!

We had decided to focus on a blue green theme for the shower so those are the colors I scouted for ribbon ideas and BAM! Easy!

I found some small bears and gifts to add to the cakes and voila! I fell in love ❤ a new hobby maybe?!  I’d do another anytime!

The only minor thing I’d change is I might have reversed the bottom and top ribbons so that the polka dots weren’t hidden behind baby treasures. Otherwise…for a first attempt….I couldn’t be happier!

Tara was busy pulling everything together; location, food, games, prizes, invitation lists, her list was endless. And I have to say, hats off to her. She went above and beyond to make this shower special and memorable for Mommy-to-be. I don’t think I’ve seen a more dedicated host.

Our Momma-of-honour is using owls to adorn her nursery. hmmm….scouting….scouting…..and check it out! How adorable are these? These little cuties can be found on DIY my Party on Etsy.

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But the shower was still so far away and my creative juices were flowing….I had some onesies for a project I intended to use for another craft and now I had this uncontrollable urge to paint! I picked up some wooden letters at the dollar store and came up with this decorative idea.

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We had made few more trips to the dollar store for green plates, blue polka dot napkins, green cups, streamers, balloons, blue tablecloths, and the decorating was complete, this is the space we managed to create. Check out the prize bags…LOVE! She even managed to turn those into an adorable decoration!

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I only helped with decorations, my part was small but meaningful. This post only covered my own projects and creative process. The magic of the day was meticulously planned and carried out by Tara and others.

Let your creativity SHINE!!

Gifts From The Heart

This year I tried something different for Christmas. Everyone felt the need to work a tighter budget than usual. This provided an opportunity to get creative. It was important to me that everyone’s gifts were personal, memorable, and heartfelt. There are 3 gifts I was exceptionally proud of. I couldn’t wait for them to be unwrapped and received. I’d like to share these gifts with you.

For my sister, I wanted to gift her with a reminder of just how awesome she truly is. I purchased a beautiful, deep, white cup from the dollar store and wrote all over it with a black Sharpie. I wrote things that would make her laugh, things that would touch her heart, I wrote about the things that make her so perfectly her. Then I baked it at 350 for half an hour. I let it cool and filled it with kisses.

She loved it 🙂

My husband chose my sister-in-law in our gift exchange draw. We came up with two great gift ideas for her. She loves outdoorsy decor. Curtis cut a tree branch the size of coasters. He sanded them down, varnished them, and Voila! We had a beautiful set of wooden coasters!

She also had suffered a loss, there was someone she loved dearly who was spending their Christmas in Heaven. I tracked down a picture of her loved one, printed it on tissue paper and glued it to a candle. It was beautiful but missing something. I placed the candle into a vase and filled the bottom of that vase with episome salts. To add a little bling, I added small shiny Christmas ornaments into the vase. Nothing overpowering. Simplicity was key. I couldn’t have been happier with how it turned out. 

And I couldn’t have been happier with the result. She loved it. It touched her heart ❤

“Christmas doesn’t come from a store, maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more…” Dr Seuss

 

Pamela Tourigny

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