One of my best friends in this world ((Michelle)) is also having a girl! Her little angel is due Jan 2016. I was honored to be one of the hosts of her baby shower and I wanted to share with you the crafts I made for her special event.
Let me start by saying that NONE of these were my ideas!
I was one out of five hosts for Michelle's shower and my responsibilities were: yard sign (I made a wreath instead) and the sign-in book. So let me break down what you will need and how to create each of them.
no1- Hydrangea Wreath
We used the wreath for the front door to help her guests easily find the house. I'd like to consider myself a little bit crafty, but my busy schedule keeps me from diving into it more. I saw this wreath on Etsy and wanted to make one myself. After searching on YouTube and Pinterest for ways to make a hydrangea wreath using a wire wreath frame, I was disappointed that there was NOTHING to be found. So, I just started playing around with the wreath until I got exactly what I wanted. I honestly wasn't expecting this wreath to be the success that it was...now I wish that I had taken more pics to show you the step-by-step. Email if you are interested in a video on this. I would love to make one.
1. Faux (or real) Hydrangea Flowers. The amount of flowers you'll need all depends on the size wreath frame you get and how full you want it to look. I used a 20" wire wreath and used 5 pink and 5 white faux flowers = 1 bundle of each.
5. Ribbon. I ended up needing (2) 1/3" Pink Satin Ribbon rolls.
***I bought everything used to make this wreath at Hobby Lobby. Best prices!
Start wrapping your ribbon of choice around your wire frame. You'll want to hot glue your ribbon every quarter of the way around to make sure that the ribbon stays tight and secure.
Once you have completely covered your wire wreath with ribbon and secured the end with hot glue, you are now ready to add the flowers. You will need to cut the hydrangea off the flower stem. I also cut two leaves to attach to each flower (this is completely optional). Next, wedge the flower through a spot on the wreath where you would like to start. For this, you will need to move the ribbon aside so the stem goes all the way through the wire wreath. Using your floral wire you need to use creativity to secure the flower onto the wire wreath. The floral wire is really easy to hide under the ribbon once the flower is secure.
Look at the picture below to see how easy it is to hide the stem and the wire. I love this because I really wanted the back of the wreath to be as beautiful as the front.
Continue securing flowers all the way around your wreath making sure that you are evenly alternating between white and pink.
The final product should look something like this...
no2- Sign-in Book
This idea I got from a friend, but I had to run with my imagination on how I wanted this to look.