Thursday, November 11, 2010

Autumn Themed Shower: Li'l Pumpkin

I made another of my diaper cake/taggie blanket combos for another expectant mom. Her shower was in October, so we had a lil pumpkin theme. Here are the favors I made:

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I took mini pumpkins (jack-be-nimble, I think) and painted them with glitter paint. I found some glitter tulle that I wrapped around them, and then tied with an orange organza ribbon. I believe there are very few things that can't be improved with glitter. :)

Here is the autumn-themed diaper cake, adorned with sunflowers:

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And here is the taggie blanket I made for a girl, but I it could be for a boy, too. Pretty gender neutral:

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Pressed Leaf Placemats

This is a fun and super easy project.

Materials:
construction paper
clear adhesive shelf paper
scissors
rule
leaves

The boys and I went into the backyard and collected leaves. I cut four sheets of the shelf paper of the same size slightly larger than the construction paper. I pulled the backing off two of the shelf paper sheets. The boys arranged the leaves on the sticky side. I laid a piece of construction paper on top, then peeled and arranged the other shelf paper on the back. I sealed it by attached the overlapping shelf paper. Trimmed edges.