Feb 04 2008

Baby Shower Decor

I had no intention of starting a project like this today, but — Jen just HAD to post a super fun TLC today at SCS — it was to make those little fortune teller things we made as kids, only to use them as candy dishes — well, it was just what I needed today — a candy dish — LOL!!! But truly, I did!!! This will be a little gift, and it is JUST the perfect gift for what I need!!! Thanks, Jen!!! Here it is:


This was made to coordinate with many other things I’ve done with Nursery Necessities. A friend is making both baby shower invites and baby shower thank yous, so I made this to coordinate with them, thinking she may be able to use it at the shower, or make more if she likes. I made the base with a sheet of 12 x 12 So Saffron, so this is large. It measures 6 1/2″ across the top. If you follow the linksfrom the Try a New Technique Challenge, you will find both written instructions and photos, which come from Martha Stewart. It’s just like those silly little finger things we made as kids — there was a message written on each little section — remember?

Anyway, once mine was made, remember now, mine is large, I cut four 2 1/4″ square pieces of So Saffron DP and mounted them on 2 1/2″ pieces of Bashful Blue, then adhered them to the four outside sections as shown. Then using the same measurements, I made the 4 boat sections. I then *connected* them with brads to the panels with the DP, so it looks like my dish base has 8 peaks now, rather than four. This dish is super solid and sturdy, first because it is made with the heavy weight SU cardstock, and second because it is further *secured* with the connecting boat pieces using the brads.

The center post is a pencil covered in DP. The top istwo 3″ circles decorated with moon and stars. They are stuck together with the fat Pop Dots from Wal-mart. That allows room for the pencil in between. The bow is stuck on top with Mini Glue Dots. The moon is punched with a 1 3/8″ punch for the inner circle and a 2″ punch (or Coluzzle) for the outer circle. It is outlined with a glue pen and covered with Dazzling Diamonds, as are the small stars on the circle. The large star is stamped in blue, punched with the star punch, smooshed into the Versa Mark pad, then embossed with Iridescent Ice. The blue ring on the post is supposed to be an inner tube (boat theme — get it?), but I know, it really doesn’t look much like an inner tube. After it was all put together, I realize I should have stamped *it’s a boy* on the tube, but I didn’t want to take it apart. Oh well —

  • Stamps: Nursery Necessities
  • Paper: 12 x 12 So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, So Saffron Prints DP
  • Ink: Black Stazon, Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Versa Mark, and markers in same colors
  • Accessories: Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Blue Taffeta, Brads, Star Punch, Round Punches in 1/2″, 1 3/8″, 2″, 3″ (or Coluzzle), Sponge, Pop Dots, Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots

I think that pretty well explains it!!! Fun challenge, and if you don’t decorate as much as I did, these really do go together quickly!!! Thanks again for stopping in — have a great Monday!!!

31 responses so far

31 Responses to “Baby Shower Decor”

  1. Carolina says:


    I left you feedback on SCS, but I just had to let you know one more time how adorable this is! Love all the details you added to it, the color combo and the theme is just too cute! TFS!

  2. barb schram says:

    I too left a comment over on SCS…this is just adorable! I need to try this! Thanks for sharing.

  3. joyk says:

    Omigosh Sharon!! This is just the cutest!!!! She will be thrilled with this…you just couldn’t go out and buy anything this wonderful!!

  4. How sweet is this! Love it! Thanks so much for sharing. Take care and have a wonderful evening! 🙂

  5. Carolyn (snowmanqueen) says:

    That’s adorable, looks like it going to be a fun shower!

  6. Stacy SCS Twinshappy says:

    This is darling Sharon! What a wonderful table piece!

  7. So darling! The ribbon is so baby soft.

  8. leslierich says:

    Wow! You simply amaze me with all you accomplish! This is adorable–such a cute idea. How wonderful that the challenged inspired such an ideal feature for the baby shower. This is going to draw some ooooooohs and ahhhhhhhs for sure!

  9. Cheryl says:

    This is really cute!!!

  10. StampMom says:

    That is so damn cute (am I allowed to say damn on your blog??) I’m hosting a baby shower (little girl) this weekend, so I need to do one with pink. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Jerri Jimenez says:

    Oh my gosh, you never cease to amaze me Sharon! This is sooooo adorable! I’ve got to try this using Easter decorations, how perfect for an Easter table. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Debra says:


  13. jeannen2 says:

    What a cute centerpiece! Thanks so much for sharing the directions! I’ll get to it one of these days! Jeanne

  14. Sharon, I love how you added the boats! Very clever! This is adorable!

  15. Mary says:

    This is by far the cutest thing I have ever seen! You know, I do remember making these things as a child. How clever to make it into a baby shower table decoration!! You never cease to amaze me with all your wonderful ideas & creations. Thanks for all the info on how to make one.

  16. Laura says:

    Oh Sharon…you’ve outdone yourself! Who knew those silly little things I find all over my house could look so gorgeous! What a fabulous idea for a baby gift…such a nice acknowledgement gift for any occasion! I love the way you connected the sides with the little boat…gotta rush over to SCS so I can fave this one!

  17. Barb says:

    How cute….but you’ve read that before..lol! Who would have thought a “fortune teller” fold…which I made a ton of when younger would be used as a table decoration…how ingenious. Thanks for sharing. Barb S

  18. Rhonda K. says:

    These are awesome. Great job. I am going to have to try one of these. So cute and these are lovely decorations for showers!!! Thanks for sharing.

  19. nancy littrell says:

    How gosh darn cute! Love all of your embellishments and color combo. Sure makes me want to play……sometime 🙂 TFS

  20. Jenn Brown says:

    I am always blown away by your creative talent! This is fantastic! You are certainly one of my favorite designers of all time!

  21. DeborahLynneS says:

    This is so precious, Sharon!! Sue is going to love it!! She is going to have one super shower for her granbaby!!!

  22. jen del muro says:

    genius i tell ya!!! i love how you added the extra panels!!! GENIUS!

  23. Rose Ann says:

    I LOVE this idea, and it’s so adorable too!!!

  24. *gasp*! This is unbelievably FABULOUS!

  25. Carolyn King says:

    wow..you did an amazing job with this challenge. makes me want to make one for my sister’s baby shower.
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  26. Gasp! This is unbelievable!!! love it!

  27. Dianna says:

    This is so cute. I’m making these for my sister’s baby shower next month. Love your blog too!

  28. Andrea says:

    hi Sharon,
    I had saved this pic in my boxes, etc folder and was looking through today as we now have this stamp set coming in our new catalogue here in Australia. I just love what you have done here. Also I have a niece with the name Sharon Johnson!
    hope you are having a great Easter

  29. Kimmi says:

    Just too cute! I am co-hosting a baby shower in April for my best friend – I hope you don’t mind me casing this. It’s adorable! Wonderful job, thanks so much for sharing.

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