Crafting: Parade of Elephants Baby Shower

A friend asked me to craft some decorations for an elephant themed baby shower … and this is what I came up with.

Beginning of the parade of elephants

Beginning of the parade of elephants

As a crafter, I always try to link to the exact place that I bought a specific template, fabric, yarn, or the name brand of a product; however, not all bloggers follow this method. After a googling and cursing websites, I went with Plan B – I traced an elephant and made my own template.

This template became the medium parade of elephants, the large parade of elephants, the small elephant mobile, the mother and baby elephant rosette, and an elephant mom to be pin.

Elephant Mobile - Almost too cute to give away

Elephant Mobile – Almost too cute to give away

Mom to Be Pin

Mom to Be Pin

Welcome Baby Rosette for Door or Lamp post

Welcome Baby Rosette for Door or Lamp post

A finished elephant parade garland on my mantle

A finished elephant parade garland on my mantle

Crafting: More Bridal Shower Decorations

No matter what anyone says, accordion folds are not your friend.  They do, however, produce some beautiful decorations for a bridal shower which will match the Vintage Apron Decorations.

Tissue Paper Pom Poms for the ceiling

The pom-poms will be hung from the ceiling and are made using a Martha Stewart tutorial.  The hardest part of making these was figuring out how to wrap the floral wire around the tissue paper [You fold the wire in half and slip over the tissue paper, then twist at the edge of the tissue paper].

Starburst ceiling decorations!

This is my first rosette, but there will soon be more of these little things.  I used this paper rosette tutorial.

Rosettes for the walls