Monday, July 30, 2012

Showered in Shabby Chic by Taylor

My cousin-in-law Crystal is expecting her second baby in September, and this one is a GIRL!!! From the second she found out, she knew she wanted a shabby chic themed nursery (yay!) and our family threw her a shower with the same theme. Here are some things I did to decorate- and best of all, they all work for a small budget!  You can find a similar template for the Wishes for Baby activity at or you can just type up your own!

Me with the beautiful mommy, Crystal.  Please excuse the strange face I am making lol.
The baby bottles were filled with candy and we used them for prizes in STORK bingo.  I painted a metal tray with chalkboard paint to make a "Welcome Baby" sign.  The fabric banner was made in about the same way as my burlap banner in a previous post.  Her name, Peyton, was stenciled on using fabric paint.
We laid a lace tablecloth over a pink plastic table cloth for a pink and white Shabby Chic look:)
On the gift table we laid a lace tablecloth over a yellow plastic cloth to tie in some yellow.  Inspired by a Pinterest post, I found a great template for wishes for the baby.  Guests filled in the blanks and dropped them in the jar.  Crystal is going to save them for Peyton's baby book.
I set aside a basket for the Wishes for Baby template and some pens.
We strung a clothesline and used clothes pins to hang up Peyton's new baby clothes.  We could have strung a line over the whole house, there were so many new things!!

It just isn't a baby shower these days without these cute tissue paper poofs!  Love them!
Look at all those gifts!  The yellow blanket on the rocking chair was Crystal's baby blanket, and the pink striped one was mine growing up.