Sunday, August 2, 2009

Shabby-Chicalicious Baby Shower, Part I

My creative-bring-it-on friend Sarah and I threw a pink and yellow shabby-chic baby shower for our dear gal pal Rochel and her soon to be little girl Madelyn Rose last Saturday.
Project 1: Coffee filter roses. We really wanted to play on the "Rose" with that being the little one's middle name and all.

Sarah found this idea on Martha Stewart and I thought she was crazy at first, but after we got the hang of it, it was so fun and the results were amazing. The tutorial is on the Martha Stewart site so I don't go into too much detail here.

We printed out the templates then traced, cut out, floral taped, painted and curled each petal!

The start of a rose bud.

All the petals on.

Sarah water colored these and then let them dry while stuck in a shoe box.

After they are dry the curling begins and really makes them come alive!

Add a floral stem, a few leaves and some live clippings from the backyard and you have a gorgeous bouquet!

Project 2: After searching my place for shabby-chic inspiration, I found these metal chargers that I bought on Easter clearance. I was wanting to make some sort of wall hanging with them in my girls room but Sarah and I were inspired to turn some of them into "candleliers" instead.
We added some tulle, baby food jars, tea light candles, and a few shimmery Christmas ornaments I had laying around.
We hung them in the tree along the entry sidewalk to welcome the guests. This was so easy!

Here is the front porch.

Garland with coffee filter roses and shabby chandelier greeted the guests...

...along with plant stands that I found 2 for $5 bucks and spray painted them white. We then wrapped tulle around them and accented with some blue bling that were found at Michaels Craft store. I happened to have them in my daughters treasure chest. I just love utilizing things around the house!

Here is the entry table complete with some coffee filter roses, baby food jars w/tulle, and framed scrap paper.

Let's check out those realistic roses one more time. :)
Stay tuned for the candy buffet, and more homemade blingin' chandeliers.


Jenn said...

What cute ideas! Everything looks fabulous!

The Spradlings said...

Oh my freakin goodness!!!!! Amazing! I have to have some of those roses to put on my bedside tables. I have been needing a pop of color in there and these look better than real roses! Eerything looks wonderful! I am so proud of you!

Michelle said...

Wow, everything is just breathtakingly beautiful...I think you really outdid yourselves! Bravo!

Enjoy a wonderful week :)

DramaCity said...

This is so great! I am getting ready to do a yellow and pink baby shower too...what a coincedence! Thanks for the wonderful ideas!

Jami said...

Oh my! I love it all! I can't wait to try the roses. . . I love flowers, and I think these look better than the real deal! Great job!

Sarah said...

I keep checking for part 2! Post it girl! I want to see it!