Now, normally when I think of Cinco de Mayo, I don’t think sit-down meal, right? I mean, barbecue or potluck sounds more like it. However, I couldn’t stop myself from making these fringy place cards. So, even if you don’t make them for next week, think of how cute they could be for a baby shower with say, light pink, bright pink and white tissue paper, or an engagement party using the colors of the wedding. A few minutes of snipping and a few minutes of glueing, and you’re done!
One of the first baby projects I tried was a total failure. I bought some super-soft, basic white onesies and a ton of fabric paint and got to decorating. I don’t mind bragging about it, they were pretty cute. But then I washed them, and the paint did not get soft like it was supposed to. I washed them again and again with no improvement. So frustrating! Several onesies ruined and now I own a ton of useless fabric paint, in very pretty colors. So, I’m intrigued by these DIY sharpie onesies from Delia Creates, which seems like a much better solution (another friend told me to try Speedball Screen Printing inks instead of fabric paints).
Delia has so many great sewing tutorials to dig through. I am very tempted to drag my sewing machine out of the closet!
I’m always a little confused when a new baby comes along. Are you supposed to bring a gift when you see them? Usually, you’ve already given a big gift at the baby shower. But I never want to show up empty-handed. My friend Amanda recently brought her beautiful baby boy home from the hospital. I brought over a chicken pot-pie, ready to bake, for the new parents to have for dinner, with a fresh green salad and some cookies for dessert.
I figured they didn’t have anything ‘personalized’ for the baby yet (the name had been a secret), so I made these little personalized baby notecards – simply stamped baby’s first initial on a notecard and added some matching envelopes.
A small and cute gift for a small and cute baby. Welcome to the world, baby Wyatt!
Have a party coming up and need fast, simple and cheap decorations? Have a stapler, scissors and some paper? Make some paper chains! I recently co-hosted a baby shower and we hung them everywhere. They’re such a mindless project, too – I really enjoyed making them while bingeing on House of Cards – have you seen it? We couldn’t stop watching it and tore threw all 10 episodes. I highly recommend it!
This paper mobile is a simple project for the nursery – cut pretty-colored card stock into strips (about 1 x 5 inches or so), and run them through a sewing machine. Bend a piece of wire into an inverted ‘v’ (curl the ends of the wire for a more finished look), attach the paper strips, and hang from the ceiling. This was perfect over our changing table – the paper spins and twirls in the air, giving baby something to stare at while you get the job done!