Archive for April, 2009

Baby Shower Invitations & Diaper Wreath

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

A lot of people are doing digital invitations for showers through Evite and other services, but there is something special about getting a paper invitation in the mail, even if it is pretty simple.  For this baby shower we did a combination; I made a folded card with the details printed on the inside with a few cute graphics like a teddy bear and rattle.

For the front, I cut a onesie and an umbrella (baby=onesie, shower=umbrella 😉 ) out of coordinating patterned papers and glued them on with foam adhesive squares to make them a little bit 3d.  For the umbrella handle, I used coated black jewelry wire and curled the end around a pencil.  I then created a digital file from a scan of the front of the invitation, and we made a custom Evite for more tech-savvy guests, and for a simpler RSVP process.  Best of both worlds!

When I made the invitations earlier in the month, we were unsure of the baby’s gender and therefore made the invitations neutral, but as soon as we found out she was having a girl, I started to work on the diaper wreath for the shower.

I used premium quality prefolds from Green Mountain Diapers and also ordered a couple nice diaper covers that were given as a gift separately from the wreath.  I loved the pink and lime green color combination they used to decorate for the shower, and the diaper wreath was displayed on the china cabinet behind the cake table as the main decoration.