Today we’re making a big, bouncing Baby Bouquet! This Baby Bouquet is packed with little goodies every baby needs – bibs, washcloths, socks and onesies. Designer Dina even added two soft rattles. Is there a mom-to-be who wouldn’t love this Baby Bouquet? I think not! You’ll be the favorite friend, auntie or mom if you show up at the baby shower with a Baby Bouquet! Here’s how to DIY it.
To make a Baby Bouquet, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 7” ball
- Container, we used a small tin pail (check the fit to be sure the 7″ ball fits the container)
- Baby items: Onesies, socks, bibs, washcloths, and rattles (Our Baby Bouquet used 14 pairs of socks, 14 bibs, 14 washcloths, 5 onesies, and two rattles. You can change these quantities, as long as you end up with about 60 different items.)
- Craft sticks
- Rubber bands
- Floral tape in green
- Tissue paper
- Optional: Curling ribbon bow
- Tools needed: Scissors
To make a Baby Bouquet:
1. Fold the baby items as follows:
- Washcloths: Fold in thirds
- Bibs: Fold in thirds
- Onesies: Fold in fourths
- Socks: Do not fold. Note: You will use the socks individually, so each pair will make two roses.
2. Place the craft stick at one end of a folded item, and roll it up around the craft stick, forming a rose shape. Wrap a rubber band around the base of the “rose” to hold the flower together. Wrap the floral tape around the base of the rose, and onto the craft stick. Dina found this video tutorial over at Parents magazine really helpful, and she suggests watching it if you have questions.)
3. You’ll need about 60 “roses” for your bouquet. Our roses include: 28 socks, 14 bibs, 14 washcloths, and five onesies.
4. Place a square of tissue paper over the top of the container, and add the foam ball. Arrange the roses, inserting the craft sticks into the ball of STYROFOAM Brand Foam. Don’t worry about any gaps – you’ll fill those in with tissue paper in Step 6.
5. Tape the rattles onto craft sticks, and insert them in the top of the bouquet, so they are peeking out above the roses. If you need a longer stick, simply tape two craft sticks together.
6. Cut tissue paper into 4” squares, and insert the paper into the foam ball between the roses, filling in any gaps.
7. Optional: Add a bow to the front of the container.
It is so cute!
Just a few DIY touches can really personalize a baby shower and make it extra special. Earlier this week, Holly shared with us her Paper Ribbon Topiary, a colorful baby shower centerpiece that can also decorate the nursery.
It was fun planning this week’s baby shower crafts, and I’m planning another party for later this month. I think it will be even more fun, and of course, there will be presents!
But in the meantime, I have some exciting news to share – and it has nothing to do with babies! Woman’s World magazine found this little blog a while back, and this week the magazine is featuring my Duct Tape Flag! The issue will be on newsstands for a week, starting today. Wow! I never thought that I would see one of my craft ideas in a magazine like Woman’s World! How should I celebrate?!
Thanks for stopping in for this week’s baby shower.