Oct 14, 2010

Practice Makes Perfect

We're planning a baby shower for my lil' sis!!! I'm pumped! You know I totally claimed the decorations. The small decor joys in life...make me so cheesy happy.

Anyhow, the shower isn't until the end of Nov., but the ideas started flowing immediately. I've always wanted to make those tissue paper balls, which I know you've seen on the internet, so this is a perfect reason to make them. Because I want to master the art of crafting balls before the shower, I got right to work. Luckily my twin popped in with a bottle of wine right as I started.  I put her to work and it's a good thing I did because making them is much easier with two sets of hands.

Here's our first stab at making tissue paper balls: [please excuse the iPhone pics]

If you haven't guessed by the blue and green colors, my sister's having a boy!

Not too bad, right?  It'll look a thousand percent better the day of the party.  The plan is to make a crazy amount, like 40 to 50, in many sizes and hang them at different lengths above the table.  I'd also love to work an obnoxious amount of paper chains into the mix.  I recently made paper chains for a football slash birthday party we had and they were so easy and cheap and FUN to make.  
The theme for the shower is going to be safari animals - with more focus on giraffes and elephants because I think they're cuter than their other safari friends.  So, you can imagine how excited I was when I laid my eyes on this cute cookie jar at my favorite thrift store yesterday - perfect for the baby shower.  And it was only six dollars!


Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

Oh Im sure its will all look so dang adorable! Can't wait to see

Anonymous said...

I just threw my friend a safari themed baby shower. I did the tissue poms and ordered safari print paper lanterns from orientaltrading.com. SUPER cheap and totally cute. Also ordered small jungle animals for the tops of the cupcakes! We did an orange and Brown color scheme.

Hilary said...

Cute! Hope you all had a great time!

Lindsey said...

saw you on tater tots and jello! Great blog you have here. Love those shower decs:) And oy vey - those curtains! You have some patience!


I'd love for you to stop by my blog as well if you get the chance!

Lindsey @ Domestic Goodness

Chrissi said...

found your blog from tatertots and jello...love your painted curtains! i look forward to following you & getting some great ideas :) i have been in my first home for 2 years now but i am still making it mine ;)

Meredith @ Welcome to Heardmont said...

Oh my goodness, that little elephant is adorable! You are well on your way to a super cute baby shower. :)

Loving your blog - your master bedroom makeover is my favorite! Thanks for the visit (and your sweet comments on my nightstand and sunburst mirror). Welcome back anytime!

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

That's so fun! I just love pom poms. Hope the shower goes well!