As I have mentioned before, I was asked to help with a baby shower for someone. She had told me that the theme was “clothesline” and that the colors needed to be blue and green. What I needed to do was make a banner and several center pieces. This is what I came up with!
The execution was fairly simple and I learned a new trick while shopping out the flowers. I live in an area that has a Trader Joe’s and since I shop religiously at our local one every week on the same day at the same time since my first child was born, I have grown to know most of the staff including the woman who orders all their flowers. I asked her if it was possible to make an order for specific flowers that they do carry and they hold them for me. Well guess what they do! If anyone knows anything about hydrangeas, they are a costly flower if you try to purchase them at a florist. At Trader Joe’s they are half the cost!
I ended up making about a 4.5 foot banner, 7 center pieces, and a marker for the gift table. Doing the whole project with all the supplies cost me $62 and about 5 hours of my time in total and that included me delivering. They loved it and it looked amazing added to what they had already done to the backyard.
Thanks for sharing a piece of “baby, baby and more baby” pie with me.
Cricut Cartridge: Every Day Pop-Up Cards, Learning (banner cut at 5 inches for onsies and 3 inches for letter).. Used flip feature for onsie for clothes lines for the opposite side (cut at 2.5 inches)
Cuttlebug: Swiss Dots, Buttons
Baker’s Twine (Twinery)
Lollypop Sticks (large) for the clothesline
Mini Clothes Pins – Stampin’ Up and Jo-Anns
Tin buckets and pails (Michael’s) Please note I had to line with Cling Wrap to insure NO leaks, even though I got the “Leak Proof” buckets. The Cling Wrap workd well!
Buttons – Michael’s Dollar Bin