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!
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, utensils, napkins.
- Purchase food.
Ask mother-in-law to help. Purchase balloonsfor 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.