My best friend Julie, is almost due to have her baby. I was more than happy to help in the preparations of her baby shower. Since her nursery is going to be a woodland theme I thought it would be appropriate to incorporate that into the decorations of the shower. I created the favors, centerpieces, a banner, wishing tree and a few other surprises I will share with you in my next few posts. Enjoy!
I created the birdhouses from plain birdhouses I found at my local craft stores. Each birdhouse was uniquely decorated. I used my Ranger paint dabbers to paint the houses. Each house was decorated with it's own combination of decorative papers. Most got additional details added with paint, die cuts, embellishments, etc. I then used a strong epoxy to attach them to a candlestick I painted to match.
The woodland animals I cut from the Cricut cartridge Give A Hoot. Our area was hit hard with storms and I was able to use some fallen trees for the pedestals for my creations. My wonderful Dad help me cut the wood into the sizes that I wanted and then I used some heavy adhesive to attach the top to the bottom. A few pine cones and other nature elements added to the centerpiece.
Because I wanted the centerpieces to look great no matter where you were sitting at the table I added mason jars filled with flowers and greens. Not just ordinary mason jars though, I painted these with the delicious colors from my Ranger Paint Dabbers. I simply poured a little into the jar added a little water and used a brush to coat the sides and bottom. The outside of the jars remained the beautiful shiny glass but showed the gorgeous color that coordinated with the decor. Lovely!
I will be selling the bird houses along with many of my other creations at my next show
36th Annual ALL NIGHT Flea Market
August 18th, 4 PM - 4 AM
Yes, you read that right
4 o'clock PM till 4 in the morning!!!
2015 Manchester Road ,Wheaton, IL 60187
Table 1 Centerpiece
Table 2 Centerpiece
Table 3 Centerpiece
Table 4 Centerpiece
Table 5 Centerpiece
Tables 6 and 7 Centerpieces