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Crafting a Hot Pink and Zebra Baby Shower Corsage

February 8, 2013

With my sister’s-in-law baby shower less than a month away, I’ve been in full planning and cleaning modes. But I’ve also been getting a little crafty, too! I made her the cutest corsage to wear during the shower.



Here’s how I did it:



Lots of coordinating ribbon
Card stock, cut into two circles
Flower hair bow (I purchased this one at Hobby Lobby)

Step 1: Cut a slit into the card stock for the hair bow. This way, the bow can be removed from the corsage after the shower and used again.


Step 2: Staple ribbons onto card stock in any pattern you want. You’ll be left with a pretty unsightly piece of card stock, but don’t worry! We’re going to cover that up in a minute.



Step 3: Hot glue your other piece of card stock on top of the first to hide the staples. Cut a slit through the second piece of card stock that matched the first.

That’s it! Easy peasy, plus I think it’s pretty cute. If the ribbon is too long, I can trim it down before the shower. Here’s hoping she loves it!

BetweenWeekdays: DIY Baby Shower Corsage

I’m beginning to knock items off of my to-do list. Here’s my progress so far:

  • Finish decorating, renovating, painting, unpacking, etc. our house. This is a priority No.1. Not all of the rooms have to be perfect, but the main areas of the house need to be presentable.
  • Plan a menu — See here.
  • Coordinate pet sitters for the day of.
  • Craft a corsage for the guest of honor.
  • Buy paper plates, cups, utensilsnapkins.
  • Purchase food. Ask mother-in-law to help.
  • Purchase balloons for outdoor decor and to alert friends and family where we live since this will be the first time most people have been to our house.
  • Rent or DIY table linens.
  • Rent/borrow extra tables.
  • Rent/Purchase ice bucket and scoop. Don’t forget to buy ice on the day of the shower!
  • DIY/Purchase decor. I’ve got some cute ideas!
  • Do I have enough serving dishes for food? Rent/borrow/purchase extras, if needed.
  • Order invitations. Ask grandparents to address and mail out.
  • Plan and coordinate games. I don’t want to do the typical baby shower games, so I’m thinking door prizes instead.
  • Purchase favors. This is done! I bought these cuties and can’t wait for them to arrive.
  • Decorate favor display stand.

I’m linking up over at 320 Sycamore and at Beyond the Picket Fence. Join me!

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