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I can't remember how I found this blog but I loved her post about this Christmas decoration her husband did.
He cut out all these reverent Christmas phrases and terms and made long garlands to hang for their holiday decorations this year. As you can see, they aren't perfect letters or uniform in size. I like that about it.

So, using this idea, I created something similar for a baby shower. I bought some pink/white and blue/white striped cotton yarn (looks just like the decorative twine but much cheaper) and taped the letters on using scotch tape. I didn't have a lot of time so could only do a couple of phrases. For the boy (on the blue string) it read 'Little Boy Blue' and 'Snips & Snails'. On the girl: 'Little Miss Muffet' and 'Sugar & Spice'. I made a third strand with twin onesies, shoes and socks.
I really didn't know if it was going to work but I was relieved to find it had the effect I wanted. Next time I do a shower I will add a few more to the stash and soon be able to look like that holiday photo.
Wouldn't these be fun to have on hand for Birthdays and other events?

1 comment:

Jewels said...

Is the paper just white? And did you get a hand cramp? I love it, especially the wee little shoes...huge fan.