We are throwing a baby shower for my Sister In Law this weekend. She is having a girl. With her girl and our boy the family will have 9 boys and 9 girls. That's 18 grandchildren on his side. Our boy will be the FIRST grandbaby on my side. This will be the first family baby shower I've been asked to help as a hostess. I am very excited! We hosted a Dr. Seuss shower for my friend in Dallas which was a blast! So I am very excited about this one. This will be the 2nd girl for this SIL so she has a lot of the clothes and supplies left over. But like most families, this family rarely says "no" to a party.
One SIL is making the food, the other is in charge of games and mommy mum and I am the décor girl. Of course, I turned to my trusty Pinterest for pinsperation! I ran across this pin and fell in love!
Hobby Lobby has these bows for $2.99 each. There are about 20 bows, at $3 each...that's $60! For a wreath! Of course the guest of honor would take home the bows as a gift, but I just couldn't wrap my head around $60 in bows. I'm obviously not a girl mom yet.
However, I've had this Styrofoam wreath for a couple of years.
I stapled fall leaves to it last year for our fall décor. I needed some inspiration for this baby shower.
Over at the blog Infarranty Creative I found this wreath tutorial with the exact same wreath form I have:
Beckie wraps the form in single strand yarn, which takes about 3 hours. After that much time invested I would be sure to pick a color that would work for ALL seasons.
That color would be RED. Red works for Christmas, baby girl, baby boy, Fall (red, orange, brown, etc), Valentines Day, 4th of July....
Probably not St. Patricks Day, but I think I'd go with Red on this.
I could always cover it up with something else and keep the yarn underneath.
* a great idea from Beckie: use straight pins to pin the flowers/décor on to the wreath. You can see for my Fall wreath I used staples (turns out they weren't long enough and the leaves fell off easily) Thanks Brilliant Beckie!
Over at Mine For the Making, Kara skips the purchase of a wreath form and creates her own form out of cardboard!
(a much lighter alternative!)
I love this fabric idea. When I saw these wreaths I thought they were pieces of ribbon, but Kara measured and tore pieces of left over fabric. Brilliant and a cost saving idea! Ribbon is expensive!
Emily at 52 Mantels, a blog I subscribe to, had this perfect pink baby shower wreath! I think this is VERY do-able for our upcoming shower.
She didn't use a foam wreath, but I think I could "make it work".
In all the researching for the baby girl wreath I couldn't help but look at some baby boy wreaths. As expected, they are pretty plain and boring. I did find one I liked. I usually DISLIKE burlap but this one is kinda cute for a boy..
We have until March to decide, but this one does scream spring to me!
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