Thursday, August 16, 2012

DIY Long Distance Baby Shower

Vanessa's sister-in-law is expecting, but lives on the other side of the country. When it came time to throw her a shower, she decided to put together an inexpensive, long distance baby shower in a box!

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She gathered old-fashioned candies, and decorated the containers {found in the Target dollar section} with trims and baker's twine in corresponding colors. The packages are wrapped with vintage fabric and craft paper. 

The inside of the box is lined with vintage fabric and trim, presents and candy are placed inside, and then it's filled it to the brim with confetti, craft pom-poms, curled ribbons, and crimped paper shreds! Incredibly festive and cute!  

Vanessa attached pipe cleaners to the box flaps with a pom-pom banner in between.  The banner lifts as the box opens for a very fun surprise! 

To finish & personalize the inside of the box, she attached a welcome banner for baby Nora!

The outside of the box is wrapped in confetti-covered packing tape.  Vanessa used the paper shreds and curled ribbon to make the confetti, and sprinkled it over the packing tape before attaching to the box! 

This whole project cost less than $25 to make, and most of the supplies came from the Dollar Store!  I love that it doesn't have to be limited to baby showers! Use this idea for birthday parties, bridal showers, or just a fun way to say you're thinking about someone.  
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  1. So sweet, love it! Welcome to blogging, from a fellow Montanan.

    1. Thank you SO much!!! Just checked out your blog too....I love finding people from Montana! Woohoo

  2. Oh my goodness! That is the cutest idea I have ever seen!

  3. This box idea is great and perfect for baby shower.Winnie the Pooh Baby Shower

  4. Really creative use of paper shreds. I always used to think about the usage of shredded paper. I have a bought a Small office shredder by Needa Shredder. Now I have a lot of shredded paper at my home. Thanks for suggesting a good idea of their usage.