reader wrote on how to do a Baby Shower Corsage.
below it you will also find how to make a corsage
from baby socks.
Buy a pacifier, two feeding spoons, a teething
ring with rubber beads on a string, a two-foot
one-inch ribbon (color of your choosing), a
medium-sized rattle and four-to-six pairs of
Put the teething ring through the pacifier ring,
so that the teething ring is half way through
ring of the pacifier. Separate the socks
and fold before putting on the corsage.
Fold each sock from the top down to the
toe. Fold the fold down to meet the first
fold. Take the two folds and fold them
up to meet the top edge of the fold at the top
(away from the toe). It should look like
a budding flower. With crafting wire,
attach all the things at random to the teething
ring, spacing the socks evenly.
a corsage for the mommy-to-be to wear at the
baby shower or make a bouquet of flowers for
Reverse Collage Glue
Crafting Tissue (pastel colors of
Ultimate Glue Gun and glue sticks
(design of your choice)
or toaster oven
diameter hole punch
(1 1/2" wide) Organdy ribbon
- For tag, use
marker and template to draw desired
design onto Shrink-it. Cut out. Punch
- Preheat oven
to 275' to 300'. Lightly sprinkle Baking
Board with baby powder. Place shape
on board and place in oven. Bake. Remove
when Shrink-it is completely flat. If
shape starts to shrink immediately upon
being placed in oven, temperature is
- Use Reverse
Collage glue to glue tissue paper to
back of shape. Let dry. Tear excess
tissue from edges.
- For rose, start
at toe of sock and roll to within 2"
of cuff edge. Fold cuff around rolled
portion to form rose.
- For calyx,
cut a 4" length of lace and glue
around base of flower.
- For stem, cut
a 12" length of wire; make 1"
loop in one end. Wrap ribbon around
wire to cover stem, securing with glue.
Glue looped end of stem into base of
- For leaves,
knot 8" lengths of ribbon around
- Tie a bow around
stem under flower.
Homemade Baby Food
Making your own baby food gives you the distinct advantage of controlling what goes into your baby's sensitive tummy. You determine how much, if any, sugar and spices your baby gets. Even when found on sale for as low as 50 cents per jar, producing your own is a much less expensive alternative to ready made. Making baby food is actually very simple with a few simple tools: a blender, food processor, baby food grinder or similar machine, a steamer or boiling pot, ice cube trays, and a few minutes of your time.
Baby Wipes Recipe
(fun thing to have
for a baby shower)
Make a corsage for the mommy-to-be to wear at the
baby shower or make a bouquet of flowers for the nursery.