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Saturday, February 9, 2013
Baby Shakes and Daisy Cakes
I went to a Baby Shower tonight.
The Baby's Name is Daisy.
So . . .
I decided to make "Daisy Cakes".
But . . .
let me take a few steps back a bit.
While I do love to scrapbook,
I am not necessarily known as "The Crafty One".
I LOVE Crafty Ideas . . .
but don't often actually try them.
This was a "Church Ladies" Baby Shower.
I am definitely still the "newcomer".
I knew I couldn't "compete" with the expense of a gift . . .
so I thought I would try the "Cute Factor", instead.
I do not have a Pinterest Account . . .
only because I know it would suck my precious time away.
So, I Googled "Baby Gifts" to see what I could find.
And, up popped a couple of Pinterest Sites.
I hopped off to Target yesterday . . .
and came home with these . . .
I popped out to my garage this morning . . .
and rounded up these . . .
First . . .
I made some "Baby Shakes" . . .
followed by some "Daisy Cakes".
I rolled up 2 pair of Leggings and 2 little Onsies . . .
and popped them into the bottom of each cup.
They didn't fill out the cup very well . . .
so I re-rolled each of them around some matching-colored tissue paper . . .
and re-stuffed the cups.
I then rolled up 4 white Wash Cloths . . .
for a bit of Whipped Cream to top off the Baby Shakes.
I rolled two little Pink Socks into balls . . .
and popped a "Cherry" onto the tops of 2 of the drinks.
I then cut 2 straws in half . . .
and popped them in through the top of each cup.
For the Daisy Cakes . . .
I folded 4 flannel Receiving Blankets into a 3" wide strip.
I bunched up 3 Onsies and 1 Wash Cloth . . .
laid one across one end of each Receiving Blanket . . .
and rolled the whole thing up (securing with a rubber band).
I popped each "Daisy Cake" into 2 Coffee Filters . . .
and secured them with the cutest little Headbands.
(I was planning to just use ribbon, until I saw these adorable little headbands at Target.)
I then pulled out my trusty Cricut Machine . . .
and made some Name Tags.
Of course I needed to use a Daisy cutout for my Daisy Cakes.
Then . . .
I cut out 4 little Baby Buggies . . .
each in the color of the Baby Shake . . .
and gave them Cute Little Names.
Orange: Orange Citrus Smoothie
Green: Mama's Mint Mocha
Dark Pink: Raspberry Royal
Light Pink: Daisy's Strawberry Milk Shake
And . . .
the verdict was . . .
it was the HIT of the party.
One lady told me that she was definitely going to steal my idea for the next
Church Ladies' Baby Shower.
I told her that 4 of us might show up with the same thing. (smile)
It was cute.
It was fun.
It was easy.
It was fairly inexpensive.
It was appreciated.
I think I just might allow myself some more Pinterest Time . . .
next time I have a party to go to.
Here are links to where I got the ideas: