Thursday, July 5, 2012

DIY Diaper Cake

I helped Mimi put together a diaper cake for a baby shower in honor of a gal in her bible study group. I had never made one before, but knew it couldn't be that difficult. 

I did a bit of Googling and found the easiest tutorial from Momaroo.

We used a basic cake stand as our base. 

The instructions said to start out with one large piece of twine and add folded diapers until you've made the size you want {I'm not sure how this was done alone, Mimi and I found it difficult with two of us trying to hold the diapers}. We found it easier to create smaller sections of diapers with twine, then wrap each section together with the larger piece of twine. It comes out exactly the same as the tutorial, and prevented the diapers from moving around while trying to tie them together. 

I decorated each layer with pretty girly ribbon using double sided tape and bit of hot glue. Mimi made the bows. And we topped it with a cute pair of baby booties. 


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Independence Day

Happy 4th of July!

We didn't have any big plans for the day at the beach, no barbecue or picnic, and definitely trying to avoid the fireworks {especially since the wonderful people in my neighborhood have felt it necessary to put on a show for the last 3 days}. I'm starting to sound like a grouchy old lady. 

Bubba and I celebrated in our own way. We went bowling and swimming. 

Made this festive sensory bin.

Attempted to make our own firework art,

which didn't work out quite how Better Homes and Gardens said it would. {Note: to make diluted glue use 2 parts glue to 1 part water}

And Bubba worked on his 4th of July Preschool Unit from 2 Teaching Mommies.

Hope ya'll had a great 4th!