This past Sunday we celebrated the impending arrival of our newest church baby...Heston Shelby Horton! He is due on August 18th, but as I am typing his mommy dearest is in labor! We will get to meet him sooner than we planned!
We planned Heston's shower theme off of his nursery theme. She is doing his room in gray, navy, and orange with cute little woodland foxes and tribal accents!
Let me quickly mention that this is a church shower, hence all of the not so stunning cabinetry! I feel like this is a normal persons venue of choice...or something similar. Not everyone has the budget to rent a conference space in a 5 star hotel for a baby shower! Plus, we can pack a monstrous amount of people in our fellowship hall for free!
This cute little idea that we got from Adorn Event Styling's blog and we through it together the day of the shower. It was super simple and it added just the final touch that we needed. We ran to our local dollar store and picked up a pack of construction paper, cut out triangles relatively the same size, and hot glued them to some fishing line. Then we found a limb light enough to be suspended from the ceiling and tied the lines of triangles on!
I picked up the cardboard letters from Hobby Lobby and spray painted them orange and navy. They added a nice personalized touch to everything.
We made these little teepees outs of the cutest woodland animal scrapbook paper that I could find! I got the paper and the dye cut feathers from Hobby Lobby.
Everybody meet Sara! She is my partner in crime! We help each other with any project the other one has going on! I couldn't pull off anything without the creative genius of this girl! This project was obviously the teepees! They were easy peasy...just time consuming. We used several different sizes of plastic bowls from the cabinets, traced them, cut them out, and then shaped them into cones. I nipped the tops of and placed the dye cut feathers down in the tops. Ta Da!
We also made this super cute pom pom garland! I modified the idea from taradennis.com. The instructions on the website said to wrap it 90 times around a fork, but I couldn't get it to hold. It may have just been the weight of yarn I was using, but we wrapped ours approximately 45 times .
You can get all the instructions you need from the link, but basically you wrap the yarn around the fork about 45 times. Then you thread the yarn through the fork tines and tie it off in the middle. Get it tight enough that it looks like a bow tie so that the pom poms will not fall apart later. Then, take scissors, cut the ends, and fluff and trim the pom poms so that they are fuzzy and round!
We had fun doing this one even though we were a little bit hurried and scrambling to finish up!