Monday, May 29, 2017

7 Easy DIY Baby Shower Favors

      DIY Baby Shower Ideas

Have a baby shower at an affordable cost. 

Favors for baby showers are not necessary, however they are an excellent gesture to thank visitors for coming to respect the soon to be parents. The best part? Baby showers favors do not need to put a big dent in the budget. 

You can start buying baby stuff and do your simple Do it yourself baby shower favors. You do not want to pay a lot for the baby shower favors because there are number of affordable favors you can make. 
You may be amazed as to how many ideas there really are. You can purchase or do anything from small kits, to sweet bags, from customized favors, to beautiful bath bombs. 

1. Prepare to pop:

Provide your guests something sweet with lollipops. You can purchase the pops at the local or online store and receive the stickers prepared. 

You can even easily create your own customized stickers. 
Give them a finishing touch with a pink, blue or yellow colored ribbon. 

2. Picture Frame:

Try a favor that does not revolve around the baby theme. 

Some people like the notion of offering party favors that the guests will really love such as gifting baby shower guests nail polish, bath bombs and more. 

You can use paint, a glue gun, and embellishments to adorn plain, cheap photo frames with small trinkets, beads, or a great message. Send this photo frame home with every guest and after the party email a photo of the guest from the baby shower to fill the frame. 

3. Takeaway bouquets:

How about making an attractive bouquet for the guest tables that the guests get to take home with them? 

4. Scented soap:

What makes this favor perfect is that everybody can use it. Scented soap can be ordered online and personalized or you can try your hand at creating your own. 
You can also do loofah and bath salt cake with bath loofah, cut plastic cups, patterned cupcake sleeves, bath salts, felt bows, white tulle and clear twist ties.

5. Tape tea lights:

This technique is very easy and you will be kicking yourself for not thinking of it first. You just need a few tea lights and some colored washi tape. Just wrap the washi tape around the tea light and package it to create a cheap party favor.

6. Bubbles:
Bubbles are  the best party favors to get for the children at the baby shower. Mothers will be happy to see that you have provided the children something to keep them occupied while the Moms play games.


Hopefully you have taken away a few ideas to to make your baby shower memorable. Keep in mind that great party favors for your baby shower are often those which go with the theme. The Mom and the guests will surely appreciate the effort. 

I am Lily Hayes, a writer and teacher by profession who firmly believes that motherhood is the fulfilling experience we can ever have in this world and founder of I have spent years being an expert in what I do. I love my job immensely because I love to share and create things that will have a big impact on people. In fact, I have already written various e-books about self-development and parenting. Follow me on Twitter @TheBabyLandsCom
Friday, May 19, 2017

New Giant Peony Flower- Lacey Style Template

    It's not hard to fall in love with this latest trendy flower template release!
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Monday, May 8, 2017

Seasonal Tabelscape Home Decor Ideas

DIY Tablescape Ideas

Dining room home decor ideas. Seasonal tablescape decor. Wayfair decor.

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Freebie Friday- Boho Bold Prints

Free Boho Wall Print

Hey ya'll! I know my posts are few and far between these days. I have a special freebie for you today and an announcement about the future of the blog.

I know Freebie Friday has not been consistent the past few months. The good news is that I am in the process of hiring some help for the blog front so that my posts are more regular for my readers. 

(P.S. if you are interested in interviewing to join my team feel free to reach out. It is a part time only role. Good for someone who just wants a little side money and experience) 

In the month  of June our blog will be redirected to a Wordpress hosted platform as well has have a name change to match other exciting announcements and products coming soon!

This will be my last post here for a while and I will see you all when the blog is re-located by the beginning of June. 
Our new name will be known as Abbi Kirsten Collections (

Don't worry! Our blog with still consist of everything you love about Mama's Gone Crafty, freebies, paper flowers, crafts etc..But it will also include a whole new product line to help you successfully craft the projects we share on here! 

Plus as I mentioned I will also be bringing some writers on board to keep the posts more frequent!

Your freebie today is the 'Follow Your Dreams' print from the above photo. 
Find the link below with links to all the other prints you see here if you are interested! 

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Easy Crafting: How to Make Some Beautiful Flower Vases

DIY Vase Ideas

Yes, you can buy gorgeous vases for a few bucks. Go to a flea market, and you could replace all the furniture in your house with vases. But is purchasing them as exciting as actually making them from scratch? Less likely. There are so many things around the house you can use in creating the most astonishing vases the world has ever seen.

Buying mass-produced vases is not even original. On the other hand, when you create a vase, you can rest assured that it’s unique.  What’s more, you can pimp up your existing vases so they get an altogether different, fresh look. So, do we feel creative today? If not, let’s at least try.

In this article, I’ll give you some ideas that you can implement when you feel all tingly about making some top-notch flower vases.

     1.     Vase Decorated with Coins

You probably have tons of coins all over the house. Why not use them? You’re not using them for anything else anyway, so you might as well make them part of an artistic project. Coins in different shapes, sizes and colors can be used.
What you’re going to need: a vase, regardless of color, but preferably black, a part of Uncle Scrooge’s stash of coins, glue, and good cheer.
How to do it: stating the obvious here, but all you have to do is to glue the coins to the vase. You can either cover the entire surface or put the coins in patterns. It’s entirely your choice.

      2.    Vase Decorated with Paint

This may very well be one of the cheapest alternatives to making a great vase. You only need some transparent bottles. You can find a variety of glass bottles, in beautiful shapes, in any thrift store. Choose the ones you like best.

Now take a few paints, pour a different color on the bottom of each glass bottle then lean it on one side, so the paint flows to the brim. Let the paint dry and TADAA! – You’ve got yourself a masterful vase done in less than 10 minutes.

3. Vase from a Painted Beer Bottle

Instead of throwing away the bottles that are in a huge quantity in the aftermath of a large party, paint them, and you’ll get some beautiful vases.

You really don’t need any guidelines here. Just peel the labels off and start painting the exterior. If you’re good at drawing, you can make some real pieces of art from those bottles you were about to throw in the trashcan.

      4.    Vase Made with Plastic Forks and Spoons

Now this is some dreamy territory. Have you ever thought that you could create a vase with plastic tableware? That’s why I’m here.
What you’re going to need: a big jar, glue, plastic spoons and forks.
How to do it: Break the tips of the forks and the spoons. Add and spread glue on the brim of the jar. Glue the forks and the spoons onto the brim, then keep adding lower layers. Display them as fish scales. The ending result will be a vase that looks like a bud or pine cone.

      5.    Vase Decorated with Painted Strips of Paper

The greatest way to do it is to paint the strips with various shades of the same color. All of these will create a beautiful contrast. Get that ugly vase you’ve been keeping in the garage and apply those strips on it. Be careful not to put too much glue, because it will soak through the paper and it will destroy it.

      6.    Vase Decorated with Thread

This vase is a good reason to stop throwing empty wine bottles away. You can transform them into beautiful vases with just some thread. Of course, you don’t have to give them all this make-over, unless you want to offer them as presents to your neighbor. But an empty wine bottle is seldom a nice present.
What you’re going to need: glue, empty wine bottles, thread or jute.
How to do it: Spread a line of glue on the lowest point of the bottle. Take the thread or the jute and wrap it all around the bottle, up to the highest point. Such a vase works fabulously for roses.

      7.    Cafeteria-inspired Italian Vase

This idea is pretty unusual, but this doesn’t make it less attractive – on the contrary, this makes it even more appealing. Did it cross your mind until now that you could actually use the traditional Italian cafeteria as a vase?

It seems that the functionality of a coffee maker goes further than providing the beverage that wakes us up every day. You could search for authentic, vintage models, like the one in the picture.

Or, you could also use a modern, simplistic cafeteria as well. It is entirely up to you. In spite of your preference, we are confident that you could use such an item for decorating a space in a unique way. You could even personalize the cafeteria yourself if you feel like challenging your artistic side.

      8.    Vase with Golden Duct Tape

You can use jars, empty bottles or existing, but bland vases. Apply strips of duct tape all around the bottles.

You can cover them entirely in golden tape, or just 4-5 strips per bottle, so you can see how much water is in there. Also, if you do that, the green of the flowers will be even more beautiful when flanked by the gold of the tape.

      9.   Vase From an Old Sweater

This has high chances of being the pinnacle of DIY vase crafting. It’s a little more difficult to do than the others, but it’s totally worth it.
How to do it: Slide an ornamental glass in one of the sleeves, cut the top and the bottom so the sweater only covers the vase, but leave around 1 inch. This way, you have enough material to cover the bottom. You’ll have to cut pieces of the sweater until the vase is leveled. The ending result is nothing short of stunning.

Final Thoughts
Vases are truly something you shouldn’t spend money on, especially when you can make such beautiful items with things you’d otherwise throw out. You get more perks from crafting your own vases: you boost your creativity, you don’t spend any money, and you have a lot of fun.

The Internet is full of DIY websites where you can learn tens of other designs you can try out when you make vases. How much do you usually spend on a vase? Is it not much cheaper to do it yourself?

Dennies John is the Editor of who is a die-hard espresso fan and loves to share what he knows about this field. He can read coffee like the back of his hand and brew it as it is in coffee shops.