As Amy mentioned Monday, we were recruited along with our mom to help with decorations, favors and games for our cousin’s bridal shower. Our centerpieces provided double duty as favors for guests.
We also wanted to have some kind of banner that Becka (who is a 3rd grade teacher) would be able to use in her classroom! Here are our Pinterest inspirations for the banners:
Solid colored card stock
Patterned scrapbooking paper
Sheets of burlap
Big letter stickers
First, we cut triangles out of the chipboard. We covered them with the card stock, burlap and scrapbooking paper. We alternated yellow and orange patterned paper with card stock. Each letter sticker was backed with an alternating color of orange or yellow card stock.
Using the crop-a-dile, we punched holes in the triangles and then added eyelets.
While Amy came up with much of the design for the banner, mom did most of the execution! We’re pretty happy with how it turned out.
We also were in charge of games for the shower. We found this fun game called “Why do we do that?” The nerd in Emily really enjoyed this game. It was pretty fun thinking about the wedding traditions we have…and why we have them or the history behind them.
Our cousin, Becka, is getting married in June. Emily, our Mom and I were recruited to help with decorations, favors and games for the shower. Of course, Emily and I headed straight to Pinterest for inspiration. We wanted to find something that would provide double duty (both as decoration and favors for guests) and that would be easy to transport from Milwaukee to Minnesota for the shower.
We decided that some variation on the mason jar decorated vases would be best. Mom and I could decorate them here in Milwaukee, and then drive them to Minnesota where Emily would pick up flowers for them. Here are some photos we used for inspiration:
Glass jars of varying sizes (mason jars and other food jars work well)
Hot glue gun & extra glue sticks
Roll of burlap
Lace and ribbons of varying sizes/colors
Beads, rosettes and other small items
Fresh cut flowers
Luckily, Mom had a bunch of jars of varying sizes already, so we didn’t have to find any! We headed to Michael’s with some coupons and scoured the shelves for items that would work with Becka’s rustic theme and her color story of bright pink, yellow and orange. We got home and plugged in the hot glue gun. First step was gluing down the burlap.
Then we added ribbons, rosettes, pearls and lace. The morning of the shower, we arranged the flowers and packed them up for the shower! I’m pretty happy with how they turned out. The little crocheted doilies underneath the arrangements were just $1 at Michaels, and were perfect for the clusters of vases! I love that they were varied in size – it offered some nice dimension for the floral arrangements.
Coming soon: A decorative banner and bridal shower games!