Find us on Google+

Elephant themed Baby Shower

by Amy Bowerman

When my sister decided on an Elephant theme for her baby shower I was delighted!  Who doesn’t love an adorable little pachyderm?  Sure there are plenty of Elephant themed baby shower options available for purchase, but being a DIY type of gal I wanted to make her Shower extra special by creating everything myself.  Here you will see how to create an Elephant themed Baby Shower with one stamp set from Hero Arts and a paper stack from DCWV.

 

Elephant Baby Shower Invitations

Elephant Baby Shower Invitations

I just love this “Elephants” set from Hero Arts.  I used it to create invitations, inserts and envelopes using Archival ink in Sepia.  All 50 of the Baby Shower invitations,  inserts and envelopes were hand stamped.  Hand cramps ensued but it was well worth it!

 

Elephant Baby Shower Book Basket

Book Basket Pennant Banner

One of the inserts included with the invitations asked shower guests to bring a favorite children’s book for the book basket.  I created this double-sided Book Basket Pennant Banner from a vintage children’s book.  Click the link for all the details on how to create one of your own and see how the elephant stamps were incorporated.

 

Elephant Baby Shower Cake Toppers

Elephant Baby Shower Cake Toppers

My sister wanted a variety of cakes for her shower.  I was able to create unique cake toppers for each cake using the Hero Arts Elephant stamps and the Tim Holtz Hanging Sign die from Sizzix.

 

Elephant Baby Shower Dessert Table

 A flavor for everyone!  The Red Velvet Cake is my personal favorite.

Elephant Baby Shower Centerpieces

Elephant Baby Shower Paper Flower Centerpieces

As an avid paper flower maker I often give my arrangements as gifts.  Baby showers are no exception.  Since it was my sister I created several arrangements for her to use as centerpieces for her Baby shower.  I found the perfect paper stack to match her color scheme for the shower and nursery…DCWV’s “Green Stack”.

You can view my Tutorial on how to make paper daisies or check out more details and photos of these Baby Shower Centerpieces HERE.

Elephant Baby Shower Pennant Banner

Elephant Baby shower Pennant Banner

 

Using the DCWV “Green Stack”  I created a custom pennant banner for my sister to use as a baby shower decoration and later a nursery decoration.   See all the details on the Baby Shower Pennant Banner here.

Elephant Baby Shower Games

Baby Shower Advice for the New Mom

A fun and useful Baby Shower activity is to have guests fill out cards with “Advice” for the new mom.  We did this at my shower and my cards wound up in a shoe box somewhere.  For my sister’s baby shower I wanted to create an album for her to keep her cards and flip through them when she needed some good advice.  You can find more details and instructions on the New Mom Mini Album and advice cards here.

 

Elephant Baby Shower Favors

Elephant Baby Shower Favors

 

Elephants, Elephants…Everywhere!  It’s not an Elephant Baby Shower without Elephant Favors, Elephant tags, and Elephant baby shower games.  I altered a clothes pin to adorn a jar full of M&M’s …a guessing game where the winner takes all :)  Baby Shower Bingo is always more fun with prizes…complete with Elephant gift tags.  For baby shower favors we made Elephant cookies almost too cute to eat!

Baby Keepsake Box

Baby Keepsake Box

I make art but rarely of the edible variety so I made the tags ahead of time for my sis to place on the favors.  While I was at it I created this Keepsake box to put them in.  It is now being used to hold my Nephews tiny treasures.  Click the link for instructions on how to make this Baby Keepsake Box and Favor Gift Tags.

Elephant Baby Shower Laundry Basket

Elephant Baby Laundry Basket

This was a last-minute spur of the moment thing, but the day before the shower I spied this laundry basket at Home Goods.  It was the perfect color to match the nursery and I knew I could turn it into an extra special gift with a little tweaking.  The first thing to do was remove the gaudy bow and replace it with a custom Mama and Baby elephant patch.  I used  the Hero Arts Elephant stamps on vintage paper and mounted it on grunge paper.  I sealed the patch with Beacon Decoupage medium and hand stitched it with Brown embroidery floss.

Pennant Banner for Baby’s Room

Pennant Banner for Baby's Room

Doesn’t the pennant banner look darling in my Nephew’s nursery?  I was so pleased with how it came out.

It was a lovely shower and can you believe all of this was accomplished with just one stamp set and paper stack?  Not only that but most of the items made for the Elephant Baby shower have been used to decorate the nursery or saved as keepsakes.  If you plan you too can create Baby Shower Invitations, Baby Shower Decorations, Baby Shower Games and some memorable keepsakes with only a few key supplies.  The greatest reward of all is seeing the joy on the recipients face when they see all the handmade items.  You’ll feel pretty good too in knowing that you have crafted a Baby Shower that will never be forgotten!

 Have an Elephant-tastic day!

Amy*

{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

1 arab tribune September 9, 2014 at 6:09 am

Aw, this was a really good post. Taking a few minutes and actual effort to generate a really
good article… but what can I say… I procrastinate a lot and never manage
to get nearly anything done.
arab tribune recently posted..arab tribuneMy Profile

Reply

2 how does the shettles method work September 8, 2014 at 5:49 pm

Pretty nice post. I just stumbleɗ upon your
weƅlog ɑnd wished to say that І’ve really enjoyed
browsing yoսr blog postѕ. After all I’ll be subscriƅing to your feed
and I hope you write ɑgain soon!
how does the shettles method work recently posted..how does the shettles method workMy Profile

Reply

3 the genuis tour Meir Ezra September 7, 2014 at 11:56 am

Maxwell followed his father into the Christian ministry,
receiving bachelors, masters, and doctorate degrees
in ministry-related disciplines, including 5 honorary doctorates of
divinity degrees. In being a coach, the manager need to understand how development impacts
on people within the organisation. Creating a “Bold Money Goal” will shift
your focus from precisely what is demanding your care about that which really
pays off.
the genuis tour Meir Ezra recently posted..the genuis tour Meir EzraMy Profile

Reply

4 fake tan booth August 25, 2014 at 8:00 am

Light Silk Spray to aid in brushing and easy removal of any
tangles. – Oxybenzone – carcinogen and contributor to vascular disease, may affect the brain and nervous system in animals.
Does it give out an aura of all-around cleanliness.
fake tan booth recently posted..fake tan boothMy Profile

Reply

5 hcg weight loss results photos August 25, 2014 at 12:55 am

Many of the Homeopathic h – CG solutions contain no h – CG at all.

This is the opposite of other programs, in which ads must
specify “results not typical. The HCG diet is a diet plan comprising of the intake of HCG with a diet plan that was created by ATW Simeons almost 60 years ago.
hcg weight loss results photos recently posted..hcg weight loss results photosMy Profile

Reply

6 best vines August 21, 2014 at 5:26 am

For newest news you have to visit world wide web and on the web I found this web site as a finest website
for newest updates.
best vines recently posted..best vinesMy Profile

Reply

7 minimum pension for 2013 August 21, 2014 at 5:00 am

A year later, he was sent to the hospital for angioplasty and eventually open-heart treatments.

Increase that amount whenever you can, specifically when you possess a windfall, tax refund
or pay pump up.
minimum pension for 2013 recently posted..minimum pension for 2013My Profile

Reply

8 reels and rods August 20, 2014 at 8:42 pm

I must thank you for the efforts you have put in penning this website.
I really hope to check out the same high-grade content from you in the future as well.
In truth, your creative writing abilities has inspired me to get my
own, personal website now ;)
reels and rods recently posted..reels and rodsMy Profile

Reply

9 Rena August 18, 2014 at 2:36 pm

For most up-to-date news you have to pay a visit web and on web I found this
website as a most excellent site for hottest updates.
Rena recently posted..RenaMy Profile

Reply

10 alternative news August 8, 2014 at 12:06 pm

Many of those tactics are derived from so-called debunkers that ensure it is look
like their viewpoint on certain subject matter is quite convincing.

Not only at news networks but inside movies, conservative characters are presented as evil.
The most widely used mutual funds are most likely Calvert Global
Alternative Energy Fund, First – Hand Alternative Energy Fund and Guinness
Atkinson Alternative Energy Fund.
alternative news recently posted..alternative newsMy Profile

Reply

11 lotto software download July 24, 2014 at 12:07 am

I’ve been exploring for a little biit foor any high quality articles or blog posts in this kind oof hhouse .
Exploring in Yahoo I eventually stumbled upon this site. Reading this information So i’m satisfied to express
that I have a very excellent uncanny feeling I disxovered just what
I needed. I most certainly will make sure to don?t disregard this site and
give it a glance regularly.
lotto software download recently posted..lotto software downloadMy Profile

Reply

12 clipper May 18, 2014 at 4:22 am

All that you need to do is to consider buying some good Word – Press templates on the internet.
With the free premium Wordpress themes, you can choose from several hundred choices.
In addition of their free themes, Woo – Themes also has a section for other freebies:.
clipper recently posted..clipperMy Profile

Reply

13 metin2 yang hack - legit and working - new update march 2014 April 4, 2014 at 4:51 pm

In earlier versions of MS Word, click Text Box on the Insert menu.
Send Romantic love message to your Girl or Woman to win
heer heart to make her fall madly in love with you.

ll get having a specially boxed pair of incense and candles, or
perfumed bath soaps aand spa gelee, together with your name discreetly printed for the gift box, of course.
metin2 yang hack – legit and working – new update march 2014 recently posted..metin2 yang hack – legit and working – new update march 2014My Profile

Reply

14 www.squidoo.com April 3, 2014 at 5:26 am

Excellent blog here! Also your site loads up very fast!

What host are you using? Can I get your affiliate link to your host?
I wish my website loaded up as quickly as yours lol
http://www.squidoo.com recently posted..http://www.squidoo.comMy Profile

Reply

15 bed cleaner March 13, 2014 at 12:27 pm

One can find the cleaner that’s suitable for his furniture.
If pets should lie on the couches it’s only natural they will leave hair behind and ultimately build up an embarrassing
odor in your upholstery as well. Furniture cleaning helps maintain your good
health.
bed cleaner recently posted..bed cleanerMy Profile

Reply

16 Kirsty Van Acker September 6, 2012 at 6:18 am

Wow what a lovely baby shower – you put a lot of work in! I love the baby elephant theme it’s adorable.
Kirsty Van Acker recently posted..Lovely Thing: Baby Elephant CakeMy Profile

Reply

17 Corrie Strydom August 26, 2012 at 4:57 am

Hi, new liker to your Blog, thanks to “Pink Little Cake”. I’m from South Africa and love all things crafty. Your work is amazing!

Reply

18 Amy Bowerman August 26, 2012 at 8:05 am

Thanks Corrie! It’s comments like this that keep my creativity going…thanks a bunch :)

Reply

19 Laura / Pet Scribbles August 23, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Awesome job creating so many elements of the invitations and decorations with the elephant stamp! I think I love that little laundry basket the most – such a cute touch with the addition of the elephants!
Laura / Pet Scribbles recently posted..Do You Ear What I Ear? My Handmade Earrings Addiction: Blue Denim!My Profile

Reply

20 Amy Bowerman August 26, 2012 at 8:07 am

The laundry basket was my fave too Laura! It doubled as a wrapping paper receptacle during the shower…until I foraged through it to recycle paper for craft projects…Ha!

Reply

21 katie August 22, 2012 at 11:58 am

Love these invites and the entire shower theme!
katie recently posted..{How to use} Cricut Craft RoomMy Profile

Reply

22 Kathia August 22, 2012 at 10:51 am

Amy, everything you created for the baby shower is so pretty. I am actually having an Elephant party for Emma when she turns 1 in October. The cake toppers are awesome!
Kathia recently posted..Cami’s cupcake tower- party recap.My Profile

Reply

23 Shahrul Niza August 20, 2012 at 11:03 am

OH my … you are beyond amazing, Amy!!!. Baby & mama elephants are cute on almost everything you created. I have no words. I’m too excited and awed reading this, LOL. It’s fainting, I’m numb with JOY, it gets better with each photo!. WOW. Cake toppers are crazy beautiful. Then the CAKES, ahh … all of them are my favorites! Red velvet are sexy!. ALL that with just stamps?. My heart still beating dangerously fast, LOL. Such a treat to read this post. TFS!!. Hugs.
Shahrul Niza recently posted..grungy stamps make me happyMy Profile

Reply

24 Amy Bowerman August 26, 2012 at 8:10 am

Have I told you lately that I Love you Shahrul? You’re comments are like a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day :) You’re like a battery that recharges my creative spirit! BIG HUGS back at ya!

Reply

Leave a Comment

CommentLuv badge

{ 2 trackbacks }

Previous post:

Next post:

Follow my blog with Bloglovin