Monday, April 04, 2011

Owl Themed Baby Shower Decorations with Scrapbook Paper Owl Garland

Yesterday we co-hosted with another friend a baby shower for good friends of ours who are having a baby this summer.  They decided not to find out the sex of their baby, so we wanted to have a gender neutral theme for the shower.  I had noticed that the mom-to-be had favorited many owl-related baby and nursery items on Etsy so that seemed like it would be the perfect theme!

In thinking about decorations, I found this fabric bunting online, and thought it would be super fun to make.  I decided to make something similar out of scrap book paper rather than fabric, which was more affordable and easier to work with.  I got a big pack of scrapbook paper and it was fun to have so many patterns and color options to work with, without worrying about eating up my fabric scraps.  I also came up with a different owl shape that I liked better for this project.  My friend and I made it together - we pretty much just cut out the shapes from the scrapbook paper and glued them together, then taped them all to a string to make the garland.  Here is the template we came up with if you want to make your own - as usual, this pattern is for personal use only, so please don't sell the pattern or items that you make from it.  If you do use this template, I would love to see what you have made in the Needle and Spatula Flickr Pool!

In addition to the owl garland, we also made a congratulations bunting, also out of scrapbook paper...

And a smaller triangle/pennant bunting to hang over the mantle.

For both of these I just folded the top edge over and taped it down, enclosing the string.

We had fun making these decorations and they definitely gave the party a festive feeling!  I will be posting about the fun desserts that I made and the craft project that we did at the shower later this week, so stay tuned for more shower updates.

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  1. Super cute! I love the owl garland!
    I'm following you from Handmade Tuesday:)
    marian @ perfect chance memories

  2. Hi I am your newest follower/s. Got your link from Handmade Tuesdays. Hope you can follow me to.

    I love those owls. I Love crafting too!

  3. these are super adorable! I love them! Thanks so much for linking up to Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings!!

  4. Love these owl shower ideas! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Hi Kate! Love the creations ya'll made! The owls are so cute! What a nice shower it must have been! Thanks for sharing! Blessings from Bama!


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