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!