My mother and mother-in-law were both so sweet and threw me a baby shower out in CA despite both of them living across the country. While I wasn't the one who hosted my baby shower, I couldn't help but feel the need to contribute to such an exciting event! The baby blocks and floral backdrop were both made by me as well as many more fun party favors, etc. Click "Read More" in the bottom right corner to learn how to do these DIY projects yourself!
I used mini Barefoot wine bottles since their logo already has little feet - kind of like little baby feet. I pulled the labels off of each bottle and placed my custom labels in its place. I was able to purchase pacifier ties, cellophane bags, plastic wine glasses, and decorative paper from Party City to pull it all together.
Each order comes with 4 panels. I purchased two which gave me a total of 8 floral panels. This was the outcome.
This support stand comes in two different sizes. I purchased the 6.5 x 9.8 ft and felt it was the perfect size.
BABY BLOCKS - MATERIALS NEEDED:
1) Square Boxes
2) White Wrapping Paper
3) Glitter Fabric Sheet
4) Wooden Letters
5) Gold Paint
6) Glitter Glue
7) Hot Glue Gun
First, I painted the wooden letters with gold paint. Once the paint was mostly dry, I used a paint brush to spread glitter glue on top of the letters. While the letters were drying, I used square diaper boxes and other similar boxes for the shape of the blocks. I wrapped the boxes with white wrapping paper - making sure each side was completely flat. Next, I cut the fabric sheets into long, 1-inch wide strips. I used a hot glue gun to line the strips onto the edge of each square surface. Finally, I glued the wooden letters onto each side of the boxes (DO NOT glue letters onto the tops and bottoms).
FLORAL BACKDROP - MATERIALS NEEDED:
1) 8 Floral Panels
2) Backdrop Support System
3) Zip Ties - large and small
4) Floss or Fishing Line
First, I laid the floral panels on the ground and rearranged them until I saw the layout I wanted (2 rows of vertical panels - 3 panels per row, then 1 row of two horizontal panels). I tied the panels together using small zip ties. Be sure to be consistent with how tight or loose you have the zip ties. I would suggest leaving a small, pinky-size ring. Then I used large zip ties to hang the backdrop onto the support system. Lastly, I used floss to tie the "Baby Watt" sign onto the floral backdrop. Check out my maternity shoot post to see how I made use of the "Baby Watt" sign for that as well!