Baby Shower Embellishment Station

The embellishment station at the forest wonderland baby shower was well received by so many guests, young and old.  The goal was to provide a variety of elements for clothes decorating so that there was something for everyone.
I have a thing for buttons.  When my cousin and I were little girls, we’d spend hours and hours playing in our Granny’s button drawer.  I guess it made a lasting impact.  I know my cousin appreciated the extra large selection of buttons for decorating her little girl’s layette.  
For appliques, there were a few options for guests.  I pre-made a variety of iron-on appliques, some simple, some layered and complex.  These were popular among guests; all they needed to do was peel off the paper backing and iron them right into place on the garment.  For the more adventurous guests, I provide scraps of fabric with lite heat’n'bond already on the back.  I also provided simple and complex cardstock templates for making appliques.  Quite a few people went to town creating their own appliques.  I cut the templates using the Cindy Loo cartridge with my Cricut.  I also provided scraps of fabric without adhesive, but I don’t think this was needed.  
The cutest little tags with the cutest little safety pins for guests to tag their work.  The tags are from Martha Stewart; found them at Joanns.  Safety pins from my stash.
Oops…another button picture.  How did that get in there?
And this….possibly my favorite thing (besides the teeny tiny baby clothes) I made for the whole shower.  A felted toadstool pincushion.  It’s kinda so fuzzy and irresistable, I just want to carry it around.  I like it a lot.  But, it’s made from styrofoam, so it’s actually not all that durable.  I’m thinking on a better way; for the purpose of looking cute and holding needles at the shower though, it did just fine.

Comments

  1. I really love the selection of buttons! My button stash is currently quite small, but someday I want to have a bucket full to pick from. =)
    Those little appliques are so cute, and I love the gift tags you found.
    And the pincushion is adorable! It just needs a little critter hiding underneath it. =)

  2. Kristie Clower says:

    Squee! You totally out did yourself. I LOVE this idea. If I ever have to plan another baby shower, I’m totally doing this. And the buttons! I’m kind of a button collector. I never want to use them though because I love to open the draw and just stare at them.

  3. Kristie Clower says:

    & your “Pin It” button isn’t working. (At least not for me.)

  4. Sunae Reilly says:

    I share your button love! My specialty is vintage buttons and I scour thrift shops and antique stores for the perfect button a bit too regularly (it’s becoming an obsession!)

  5. CUTE. Um we tried to do a onesie embellishment station at my sister’s shower a few years back but I was not nearly as prepared as you. Awesome job, madam!

  6. Those buttons are like candy to me! Great photos Stef! I’m so pleased that others have this same button obsession. :)

  7. Wow! very lovely invitation and nice way to represent the resources in the party!A pretty well Baby shower.

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