Baby Shower Series: Decor

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Welcome back to the Baby Shower Series!

Today we're going to talk about the decor for the baby shower. I didn't do much for decor because I was spending so much time on everything else. But I did make this awesome banner! I had the idea just a couple days before the shower, but I had to go for it because it fit the theme perfectly.

It's a onesie banner! I used blue and green cotton knit and interfacing for the onesies. I traced the invitations onto freezer paper and ironed it onto the fabric. I ironed on the interfacing on the other side and cut it all out. I peeled off the freezer paper and had some nice, clean cut onesies. (The interfacing keeps the knit from curling at the edges.) Then I made freezer paper stencils of the letters and hearts and put one on each onesie. The white paint took many coats, but I'm happy with the result. Once I got enough fabric paint on and it dried, I peeled off the stencil and heat set the letters.

I found some mini clothespins at Michaels and used some thin hemp string for the clothesline. I assembled it all at the shower and it looked like this. (I just hung it with some painter's tape which doesn't look perfect, but who cares!)

3 wonderful comments:

Jenn said...

Absolutely Love the Banner!!! I threw a baby shower not too long ago where we decorated onsies and hung them on a clothesline afterwards as decorations. Wish I would have made this banner! Jenn from

Liz @ LivingMySweetLife said...

Your blog is great! What a wonderful baby shower you threw! And I LOVE your sons room!
I'm so glad I found you, I'm a new follower. =o)

Erica @ Acire Adventures said...

Thanks, ladies.

Jenn, I love that idea. I would have loved to hang the onesies on a clothesline afterwards, but I just didn't have a good place for it. That's the trouble with hosting a shower in a different city than where I live!

And Liz, I'm so glad you found my blog too. It's great to meet you. Thanks for the follow :)