Baby Shower in Blue: Part III + DIY Favors

June 9th, 2010

As promised, I’m back today with the last of my sisters baby shower details. I had so much fun putting it all together and preparing all the pieces. I think the cake topper was my favorite part and hopefully it’ll be something they can keep for some time.

The favors were a keepsake that each of the guests got to take home and were based off these that I had seen in the portfolio of Rebecca Thuss. Mine didn’t come out nearly as beautiful but they were still a sweet addition to the event. I wrapped two shortbread cookies in clear cellophane and put them inside the fabric envelope. These little envelopes could hold any number of things really with the proportions adjusted to fit. Below are instructions for how to make your own.

What You’ll Need:
Fabric
Scissors
Scalloped Rotary Cutter
Thread
Shortbread Cookies
Diaper Pins

Instructions:
1. Cut fabric into strips about 5″ wide x 9″ long. Fold top of fabric in 1/2″ towards wrong side of fabric and hem. Repeat on bottom edge.
2. Once both top and bottom edges have been hemmed, fold bottom portion of fabric up approvimetly 3.75″ creating an envelope. Sew along both edges 1/2″ in; securing both sides of the envelope.
3. Add a little detail and prevent fraying by trimming the sides with pinking shears or a scalloped rotary cutter. Be sure to fold top over to where it will approximately be once favor is inside then cut – the scallops will align and the envelope will appear more finished.
3. Finally, slide favor inside envelope and secure with a baby pin!

14 Responses to “Baby Shower in Blue: Part III + DIY Favors”

  1. Truly Smitten Says:

    this is so creative and adorable – loving every little detail =)

  2. Christine Says:

    I had been wondering what was in those cute little bags! love it.

  3. seleta Says:

    So chic and beautiful!!!! Well done!! xo

  4. Sheila Says:

    I love this! and love the whole shower you put together. Awesome job!

  5. Annette Says:

    Thank you for this handy tutorial. The baby shower you designed is absolutely stunning! Your sister is one lucky mom-to-be.

  6. Mindi Says:

    wow!! the attention to detail here is just stunning!! can’t wait for my sister to have a bubba so i can make everything ever so pretty for her too. LOVE IT!

  7. Rebecca Says:

    You are so talented! I would have loved to have been a guest there! Nice job.

  8. Maggie Says:

    I adore the shade of blue you chose for all of the wonderful shower details. I have to ask, how does one even start to make a crossword puzzle? It is a perfect ice breaker for any gathering but I wouldn’t even know where to start.

  9. Elizabeth Says:

    What a brilliant idea! I’ve posted this article on my site.

    Thanks for the inspiration! ~ Elizabeth
    http://www.to-be-brillant.com

  10. baballa Says:

    Great idea!!!! and I love the fabrics!!!
    xo

  11. Oh Gorgeous Baby Says:

    What a lovely idea! Your sister is one lucky lady. Can’t wait to see a post to see her enjoying the shower.

  12. Maggie Rose Says:

    These are so cute! I love the fabrics you used. These could probably work for any kind of party favor if you swapped out the diaper pin for a button, don’t you think?

    Just darling!

  13. Meagan Says:

    Wow! Love these! What a fun site and so many ideas. I found you via To Be Charmed and I’m so glad I did!

  14. João Says:

    This is very sweet an beautiful. Congratulations