And then there's DECORATING! As IF the baby really cares, but Mommy cares! Everything has to look PERFECTLY CUTE just like Baby! So I get really excited when I get to add a little special touch to help other mommies complete their nests.
|Ethan and Leyson at our church's Fall Fest|
Since Crista (my sister who helped me start Kidspired Creations) knows Courtney, too, she came over to help... she also got all of the supplies together, the idea, the everything... Hey, I had just had a baby, after all!
We wanted this to be a surprise for the first time mommy and daddy, so the only hints we had about the nursery were "green" and "monkeys." Well, that's all we need to make something cute! Crista bought the coat rack, letters, paint, and the wooden monkeys. However, we wanted bananas, but that posed a problem: we couldn't find bananas.
We really wanted that 3-D effect like the monkeys, so we had to figure out a way to make bananas. Crista bought 4 blue crescent moons that had stars attached. We popped the stars off, turned the moons around (because the glue from the stars left a rough spot), and painted the moons yellow. This required several coats since the moons were blue before. I then added "banana details"... a little bit of brown, a little bit of green, a stem, a few lines, put 2 bananas together and voilà! What once were moons are now bunches of bananas!
Other coat racks with letters:
|I loved the way Ethan's turned out so I made one for Leyson too!|