Chevron Pumpkin

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Simple Chevron Pumpkin!

materials

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materials
Pumpkin
Painters Tape
Scissors
Spray Paint

directions

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Create a pattern towards the top of your pumpkin, using small pieces of cut painters tape. I did not measure the pieces of tape that I cut, nor did I measure the distance between each piece of tape. I wasn’t concerned with this pumpkin being perfect. If you are, just measure the tape and distance between each piece, so that it’s perfect.

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Follow top pattern an inch or two ( eye balled) bellow the top pattern. Cut pieces of painters tape and continue until your pattern covers the pumpkin.

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Tape off stem, so that it is covered during painting.

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Place pumpkin outside on top of something that you don’t mind getting a little paint on. Spray your pumpkin with chosen color paint. I ran out of paint, but again, I wasn’t shooting for perfection, so I wasn’t disappointed.

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After paint is dry; slowly peel painters tape off of pumpkin.

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Baby Banner

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Totally in LOVE with pictures from my families childhood. I love looking through pictures of my husband and his siblings from when they were younger; the family resemblance is uncanny and my daughter is looking more and more like her father everyday.

In between each letter; I attached pictures of my brother-in-law and sister-in-law. I asked both of their mothers for a few pictures from birth to around age one and true to mothers everywhere; I got TONS of pictures! I picked similar pictures of each person to clip next to each other (ie- eating in a high chair, playing outside, in the tubbie, etc.). I wish that I had a close up picture of the banner, but with the hustle and bustle of hosting a baby shower, I didn’t get the chance:(

materials
Paint for letters ( I didn’t have purple paint, so I mixed pink and blue to make purple)
Paint brush
Fabric
Ruler
Scissors
Pencil
Paper for making a flag pattern
Bakers twine
Mini clothes pins
Two small nails
directions

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Using a piece of paper, measure out the size of the flag that you want. My flags had 8 inch sides. Draw the flag on the piece of paper and then cut it out so that you have a pattern to trace on your chosen fabric. I wrote the letter ‘B’ in my cut out pattern to make sure that the size of the letters that I wanted fit inside my flag.

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Trace your flag shape onto your chosen fabric. Cut out your flag and write the chosen letter onto the fabric. I free handed my letters, but using a ruler would leave you with straighter lines.

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I didn’t have purple paint, so I mixed blue and pink until I came up with a purple that I was happy with. Paint your traced letter on your fabric flag. I did two coats of paint, allowing the first to dry completely before applying the second.

I used mini clothes pins, found at a craft store, to attach the pictures and flags to a piece of bakers twine. I cut strips of left over fabric to tie bows at the ends of the banner. The banner hung from two small nails that were inserted into the top of the mantle. No one will ever notice the holes, unless they are 10 feet tall and have super vision.
The end result was adorable! The lit candles added the perfect touch.

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Water Bottle Diapers

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Super simple and super cute! These diapers added the perfect touch of white among the purples and florals that adorned the shower.

Materials

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1 yard white fabric- (I purchased white fabric on sale from JoAnne Fabrics for $2.99 a yard and used a 40% off coupon that they continually have on their site http://www.joann.com/coupon/)
Scissors
Ruler
Safety Pins
Water Bottles
( the yard of tule made 10 bottle diapers)

Directions

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Remove label from bottle.
Fold yard of tule in half.
Cut a piece of tule that is about 12 inches long and 4 inches wide.( you should have a double layer, with the fold included)

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Place bottle on cut piece of fabric ( you may want to use a small piece of scotch tape to secure fabric to bottle). Roll bottle to tightly wrap fabric around the bottle. I wrapped the bottle where you would hold it while drinking.

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Secure fabric with safety pin.

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And there you have it! An adorable touch for a girl or boy baby shower!
The ‘diapers’ that didn’t end up in the trash, I removed from the bottles and stored away for the next baby shower!