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Friday, July 20, 2012

Chic Party: baby shower & building blocks craft

In addition to furniture and home design, I love hosting & planning parties and showers! 

Lucky for me, I’m blessed with many babies in our life so there’s always someone special to celebrate.

Here’s a glimpse of a few baby showers I’ve hosted with some fabulous ladies recently.

My sister’s Build-a-Library baby shower

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invitation by Lil Mop Top can be purchased here

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Sweet {pink} baby girl shower

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{lavender and lace} baby shower

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My most recent shower was the Lavender and Lace baby shower.  I was thrilled to host with three other sweet & creative ladies.

We wanted a unique craft for the guests to participate in so I thought it would be perfect to build a set of blocks for baby Ellie Beth. 

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I came up with a color scheme, gathered supplies and got to work.

My supplies included:

- 1.5” x 1.5” wood blocks (purchased at Hobby Lobby)

- Mod Podge

- foam brushes

- sticker letters & numbers

- decorative stickers

- scrapbook paper cut into squares for backgrounds

- scrapbook paper cut into shapes using Cricut

- “handmade for you” stamp with ink

Simply make a set of instructions for your guests and provide the listed supplies for everyone to get creative!

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STEP ONE: Grab a building block and select 6 pre-cute background squares. Use a foam brush to attach a square to each side of you block with Mod Podge.

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STEP TWO: Decorate your block with 2 letters or numbers AND 3 stickers or  pre-cut shapes.

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STEP THREE: Use the “handmade for you” stamp to fill the last square on your block and sign your name.

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After all blocks were complete I added a coat of Mod Podge to each block to protect them.

The “craft station” was a big hit and we ended up with a wonderful keepsake for Ellie Beth and her Mommy to cherish for years to come.

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8 comments:

  1. Fantastic Idea! One Question. Is The Mod Podge Safe For Babies Since They Almost Always Seen To Get Everything In Their Mouths?

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  2. Great Idea! IgNore Last Post, But Question Remains....Is Mod Podge Safe?

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  3. Mod Podge is non-toxic however isn't food safe. The set we made at our baby shower was displayed in the nursery as more of a keepsake. Once the baby is old enough to play/stack blocks without constantly putting them in their mouths I bet it would be a safe toy to play with.

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  4. Hi, brilliant idea, where did you buy the stamp?

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  5. I found plain wood craft blocks at https://www.etsy.com/listing/228143035/40-baby-blocks-wood-blocks-craft-blocks
    Smooth and the edges were sanded so no worries!

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  6. I'm planning a shower for my sister and want to do this craft station. I really love how it doesn't involve paint, only glue and stickers! I also like how I can pick the scrap papers that coordinate with the baby's nursery. And really really love the "Handmade by you" stamp. Can not wait. Thanks for sharing!!!

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  7. Hello. What sort of white cups did you use for the paper cutouts? I was trying to figure out a way to corral the cutouts but still let people see them easily.

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