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Baby Shower & Free Printable

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As if December wasn’t busy enough getting ready for Christmas, I also co-hosted a
jungled-themed baby shower for my sister-in-law!
It has been so fun being pregnant at the same time as her. She’s due about a month before me, and expecting a little boy, too!
Luckily for this shower, there was another super crafty lady, Tracey, involved who made some super cute projects.
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She created this absolutely amazing diaper cake and decorated a basket full of party favors.
So cute!
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I made a tower of “cupcakes” from baby washcloths and diapers.
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These were super simple to make. I wrapped them with felt and decorative ribbon.
(You can find the tutorial for making the diaper cupcakes here!)
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My absolute most favorite thing I made for the shower was this little frame!
The frame itself is from Hobby Lobby. I inked it up with some brown distress ink to make the flourishes a little bolder and added the blue lace. The phrase I printed on some patterned scrapbook paper.
I think I’m going to make another one of these for my nursery!
Click here to download an 8×10 JPG version of of the phrase.
The text is in brown and can easily be used for a boy or girl’s room by printing it on blue or pink paper.
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I decorated some extra large clothepins with giraffe print ribbon and wooden animal figures. We used these to hold some cardboard baby signs.
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I made some larger cupcakes out of burp cloths and felt. They acted as centerpieces on the tables and were used as weights to hold down balloons.
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A diaper wreath (inspired by Erin’s at Crafts & Sutch!)
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Some altered baby boy garland we hung from the gift table. I substituted some of the clothing items with jungle animals I made using my Silhouette.
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One of the games we played was writing down words of wisdom for the soon to be mommy. I made her a little album to put all of her “wisdom” in. We did this game early on during the shower so I was able to put the little cards of wisdom into the book for her before the end of the shower.
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And, of course, there had to be a belly picture. I think my sis definitely has me beat in size!
But then again, she is due a month before me.
And I feel like I am way bigger than this now and its only a month later!

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Laura Nielsen

Wednesday 20th of February 2013

Do you know where your friend got the lion and monkey (looks like foam) on the diaper cake ribbon? Thanks!

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe}

Thursday 7th of March 2013

Hi Laura! They are actually wood, and you can find them at Hobby Lobby! :)


Thursday 20th of January 2011

What a cute the decorations...those washcloth cupcakes - too cute! Keep Calm and Baby on! I needed that reminder when I had a new born.


Tuesday 18th of January 2011

This is so stinkn' cute! Thanks for the printable. I linked this to our craft blog: and hope you don't mind. Your baby shower ideas are simply beautiful! Love the washcloth cupcakes too! Thanks for sharing.


Friday 14th of January 2011

what an adorable party it must have been with all of the fabulous decorations. I'm with Paula, you are sooo going to have to do a tutorial 'cause I've got a baby coming home from the hospital to plan and would love to know how to make the Mama's favorite cupcakes!

Thanks for sharing, you look amazing!xoxo,Ellen


Friday 14th of January 2011

Everything is soooooo cute! I have a baby shower to plan for in Feb, and I'm gathering cute ideas. Tute please on the cupcake tower.Thanks!Desi

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