Where I live there seems to be a baby shower or bridal shower or something REAL often in our church or within our circle of friends that we help with a lot. When I say we...I mean me and my friend Janice. We've been friends for 100 years....well for about 43 years or so...close to 100! Most of the time we are teaming up together to help with a shower or at least loaning stuff out to others and the story could go on an on. For this baby shower we tried to look for thrifty ways to keep the budget very reasonable and yet have a cute shower. I think we pulled it off!
My friend took boxes, wrapped them in wrapping paper, tied a ribbon on them and hung them with fishing line from the ceiling. She used the letters of baby's name to put on each box. She printed the letters out and then cut them out and glued them on. Didn't it turn out adorable?
She done the same thing with these boxes as well to sit on the table. We decided to use wrapping paper that she had found us a deal on at Target in the clearance bin.
We then took a column that my hubby had made for me some years back and wrapped the column with the wrapping paper, took a plastic table cloth and made the bow...wrapped up another box with the left over plastic table cloth and placed the plastic bow on it so it looked like a gift and then pinned the dollar tree bears to the top!
From a distance you could not tell the bow was a plastic table cloth.
Then we took left over wrapping paper and cut it into squares and placed in the tables as a diamond shaped runner.
Everything we used basically for the baby shower was made out of boxes, cut out letters, wrapping paper, ribbon and tableclothes.
We even made the cake and floral pieces and used stuff for the floral pieces and corsage that we already had.
And our little mom to be was pleased!
Something doesn't have to cost an ARM & A LEG to be cute as a button!