Summer Baby Shower Goodies
By Ellen Luckett Baker
Is the stork visiting your friends or family soon? We wouldn’t be surprised as July is the most popular birth month.
If you are planning a baby shower, here are some sweet and simple printable invitations, cupcake toppers and a flag bunting to give your event a handmade touch while keeping your budget in check. So grab the scissors and away you go!
Cupcake Toppers: Simply print out a sheet of these circles on card stock, cut them out and use a glue stick to adhere two circles back-to-back on an extra long toothpick. If you have any scrapbooking friends with a circle cutter, that could be helpful. I just cut mine by hand. The best tip I’ve seen for detailed cutting is to move the paper and not the scissors as you change direction. This makes for cleaner edges. Click here to download the cupcake toppers.
Pictured: delicious coconut cupcakes from the Atlanta Cupcake Factory. Yum.
Baby Bunting: Print these on card stock as well. I used some crocheted trim to string my bunting, but you could use rope, twine, fishing line, or whatever you have on hand. This would also be nice attached to a line with clothespins. For the wide trim, I cut slits in either side of each triangle then ran the trim on the front side for a decorative effect. You could use a hole punch if that’s easier. The bunting is just the right size to hang in a doorway, on the mantel or over a mirror. Click here to download the bunting.
DIY Invitations: There are two A6 size invitations on this sheet, so print as many as you need on card stock. Cut the invitations down to size and then run them through your printer again with your custom text. A rounded corner punch helps finish the corners. Click here to download the invitations.
Note:You’ll want to set up your Word document for A6 paper size (4.13″ x 5.83″). Of course if you have photo editing software, you can just edit the .pdf file.
If you are having trouble downloading any of these files, make sure that you have the latest version of Adobe Reader, which you can get here.