I thought I might start talking about the baby shower projects that I had mentioned before. There are so many that it will take me a while to talk about all of them. When I was planning the shower I relied on blogs a lot. There seemed to be endless ideas from people just like me that loved to put that personal touch on things and didn't want to use store bought decorations. First of all let me tell you that the shower was for my closest friend Regina and her husband Scott. They have been married for about 15 years and this was their first baby. They were expecting a baby girl who actually decided to come early and was in the NICU while the shower was going on. So there was no way I was going to let them have an average run of the mill baby shower from the party supply store. I think you all can see why.
So lets get started, the guest list was quite large so I had to come up with ideas that were practically free. The first project on the list was favors. I decided on a couple but the favorite of the day was the "Baby Bootie Favor". You start out with plain white 8 oz styrofoam cups. Cut about an inch off the top. Cut two slits from the top of the cup to about an inch from the bottom. Make slits about 1 1/2" apart. This is the tongue of the shoe. Next use hole punchers and punch two holes on each side of the "tongue" (Not too close to the edge but not too far back.) Take clear fingernail polish and paint over holes. This keeps the "shoelaces" from ripping the styrofoam. Once the polish is dry take a strand of ribbon in the color of your theme and just simply lace your shoe. I added a "thank you" note to my bootie and added a small package of candy inside. I used Good & Plenty's because they matched my theme so well. LOL. The booties were a huge hit, everyone loved them and gingerly took one home as a keepsake. I also added in a pic of the personalized water bottle favors. These can be printed but I made them myself with scrap paper because as it turns out I'm better with my hands than I am with a computer. I think there were adorable. So many times favors are thrown into the bottom of a purse or left on the table when the guests are all gone. Not this time, I can honestly say that each guest truly appreciated all the hard work that went into them. The best part about them is that it gave all of the girls who were throwing the shower an excuse to get together and have a glass of wine, craft, and enjoy each others company. Even the mom to be made some. Hope you enjoy this project.