Saturday, October 6, 2012

Crafty Things - The Frugal Edition

We had a baby shower at church today and I volunteered to do the decorations.  However, the church is financially tight and I don't have any money for extras, so I needed to do it as frugally as possible.

I ended up with a pink & cream theme and thought the decorations turned out cute.

I made a banner from the scrapbooking materials that I have that said, "Showers of Blessing."

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I made Danish paper heart baskets from scrapbook paper.  I also had some paper confetti hearts that had I made for another event and they were in the pink color scheme.
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I had the glass bowls, added clear white stones and a tea light.  I had the pink fabric in my stash and just draped them around the bowls.
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I also printed out Bible verses about children being a blessing onto card stock with a pink border around it and added hearts.
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It turned out beautifully and the only cost was the pink napkins, pink dessert plates and candies for the heart baskets! 

My gift was a set of homemade burp cloths and washcloths housed in a cute monkey basket.  The basket was on sale after Easter a few years ago and cost me ten cents!  There were 10 of them left and I bought them all.  I've used them to package different gifts for newborns.
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So it is possible to make things look nice and still not spend a fortune.  It's more work but I love doing things like this so it was a joy!