A baby shower calls for sentimental and cute decorations. You have significant freedom when it comes to the selection of the centerpieces. In fact, you can create these yourself to make them even more effective.
Centerpieces use shapes and symbols associated to motherhood and taking care of a child. A baby carriage centerpiece is a suitable idea.
The centerpiece can be made of anything that the young mother will need and use. You can use diapers, bed sheets or towels. The making process is nearly identical for all of these items and you will produce something beautiful and practical at the same time.
Materials You Will Need
To make a towel baby carriage centerpiece, you will need certain materials. The basics include:
Four face towels of one color
Four face towels of another color
Two white bath towels (you have freedom in terms of color here, as well)
Ribbons that correspond in color to the towels
Pins or tape
Wire or one metal coat hanger
You can add other goodies to the centerpiece to make it even more useful. Baby lotion and other baby care products can be placed inside the carriage. Make sure you purchase in advance everything that you want to place inside the baby carriage centerpiece.
How to Make It?
The four face towels of each color will be used to create the wheels of the carriage. Fold one face towel in two, lengthwise. Fold it once again so that you get a thin stripe. Roll that and use the pins to secure it. Fold a towel of the other color in the same way. Roll it around the small wheel you made out of the first towel. You have your first colorful wheel ready.
Use one of the bath towels to make the base of the carriage. Fold so that you once again get a thin stripe. Roll together in the shape of an oval. Secure that.
To make the canopy, you will need wire. Bend it to form a semi-oval. Stick the two edges to the oval base. The edges should be placed at the outer side of the base. This wire will be used to support the baby carriage canopy.
Use the second white both towel and secure it around the entire length of the wire. Tuck it under the base. Get the wheels secured to the base. Your towel centerpiece baby carriage is ready.
You can naturally make it more elaborated and eye-catching. Use the ribbons to decorate the canopy and the base. You can also make roses out of paper or you can print and use baby shower clip art. To make the centerpiece useful, place various baby care products inside the carriage.
Use plastic wrapping to protect the baby carriage centerpiece from accumulating dust. Take it out and display your skills during the baby shower.
If you like the idea, you can also work on other crafty and beautiful baby shower centerpieces. The easiest one to make is a baby shower diaper cake. It resembles a bridal shower towel cake and gives you the chance to present the future mom with some of the supplies she will need during the first months of her baby’s life.
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