One of my closest friends just had her first baby and a few weeks ago I had the privilege of helping with her shower. I wanted something very boy but also creative and cute for mama. These gold animal cake toppers were a hit and I had so much fun making them for Linds.
They ended up coming together pretty quickly and they had a huge impact on the table scape. The best part is, you can make them too! Here’s how:*You’ll want a drill bit that is the same diameter as your skewers1. Take each plastic animal and drill a small hole on the bottom. Drilling the holes works best if you start slowly. I would also strongly recommend you use a vice rather than your hands to hold the animals.2. Place the skewers in each hole. If you chose the correct size drill bit you won’t need glue. If your holes ended up slightly larger than the skewers, you can add a dab before you set the skewer.
3. Start spraying.
Make sure you get every angle including the skewer. If spray paint in your cake concerns you, leave about two inches of unpainted skewer at the bottom.4. Let them dry and have a party!
I love how these turned out. They are great for a birthday party or shower it doesn’t even need to be a party for kids, adults will love them too.I think they are a fabulous mix of fun, whimsy and sophistication. The perfect special touch for your next party.
Love these little guys but don’t want to make them yourself? I’ll make them for you! Head over to my Etsy shop and order up!
With the arrival of No. 2 I’ve been thinking a lot about what my baby must haves are. (I have also been asked quite a bit by my first time mama to-be friends so I thought I would take this opportunity to write a few posts!) In no particular order lets start .
I love baby leg warmers! I think they are adorable for both boys and girls but my favorite thing about them is they make diaper changing a breeze. Especially in the early months when it feels like all you’re doing is changing diapers they make it so much easier. No need to squeeze a giant diaper butt into tinsy little pants. Because Evie was a summer baby she lived in them. A sweater and leg warmers in on cool mornings and evenings and just a onesie during the day.My favorite brand so far has been Baby Legs – you can usually find them for a pretty good price on baby sale sites (infact I was already doing this post today and what do you know, they’re on sale over here!) They stay up but don’t leave marks, they come in great colors and patterns for both boys and girls and they ware really well (I’ve picked a bunch up at consignment stores and they still look great).So there you have it, the first on my baby must haves list. Great for your little one or to give as a gift.
That’s right, after a long three months of nothingness the shop has been re-stocked! I have some new collections that I think are super cute. To make it even better, I now have a very handsome little model to show off the new looks! Click here to head over and check them out!