So there I was standing in line at AC Moore trying to come up with baby shower decorations that would be pretty, yet functional. (I had forgotten a baby gift as well and was hoping to kill two birds.)
My first thought was to do initials in embroidery hoops. But I decided quickly I wanted to decorate the entire space where the shower would be held, and really who needs a dozen embroidery hoops with their kid's initial in them?
My next thought was hanging onesies on clothes lines and decorating them with cute appliques. However, I had just read proverbs 31 and had been thinking a lot about living intentionally. About not wasting, and praying over our children and about a dozen other things and so after about 5 phone calls, three hours of shopping and a few more of shopping and using a glue stick and paper the bellow decorations were born.
Each decoration is a usable item and is accompanied by a verse that the women in the class will be praying over the mother and daughter.
Re-usable nursing pads and burp cloths.
“Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you." -Isaiah 49:15
Baby headbands and teething necklace for mom.
But let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious. - 1 Peter 3:4
Embroidery hoop initial.
To him the gatekeeper opens. The sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. - John 10:2
Baby clothing in graduated sizes and a knitted hat.
And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man. -Luke 2:
For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. -Psalms 139:13
When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet. -Proverbs 3:24
Thus you will walk in the ways of good men and keep to the paths of the righteous. - Proverbs 2:20
Gifts for Mama. Ruby Necklace and Coffee Sleeve
A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. She gets up while it is still dark; she provides food for her family and portions for her servant girls. -Proverbs 31:10,15
Hooded Towels: Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin! -Psalms 51:2
Cute baby plate on food table:
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. - Mathew 5:6
I printed each verse out on cardstock and glued it onto pretty paper. I'm not scrap book person but I added some stickers and washi tape and made up some rather pretty cards to hang with each gift. We then read the verses at the shower and prayed over the Mama to be. Afterwards she was able to take everything with her and put the cards in a photo album for her to have as well.
I also think this would work great as a group basket gift. Have each women pick a verse and shop for the accompanying item. Also have them make up the card for their verse. Put all verses in an album and fill the basket with the gifts. "Shower in a basket/box."