This is the final segment of the Shabby Nest Baby Shower series! Click to read Part 1 and Part 2 if you're just now joining us.
Before we get to the reveal pictures, I'd like to show you how I put together the final decorations for the diaper cakes. I started with the plain diaper cake base.
Then I wrapped each layer with a piece of burlap (that was folded over to double the thickness). and hot glued it in the back. On top of the burlap I wrapped a natural linen ribbon, and topped it off with a sateen ribbon (alternating each cake between pink and blue on top and bottom layers).
Then the crowning glory of the Shabby Nest diaper cake is definitely the nest. I left each nest loose so that it would be placed on top of the cakes for the shower and then used as decorations in the nursery or seasonally in the mom-to-be's new home.
So that's how I did it, and I'm glad you joined me for the tutorials. I hope you can take your own ideas and add something to the nest shower you're involved with!
Now I'd also like to show you the diaper bag sets that are going to be a part of the mom-to-be's shabby nest. Each set includes a Diaper Bag, Wipes Mini Bag, 2 Bibs, Burp Cloth, and Changing Pad in coordinating fabrics.
For the baby girl's set I decided on a pale pink toile, and for the baby boy I went with the same pattern in a pale aqua (P Kaufmann Central Park Toile in Blush and Horizon). The lining on the girls's bag is a pale pink and taupe stripe (Robert Allen @ Home Newberry Street in Frost) and the boy's is a soft taupe twill and a tan/cream gingham. If you're dying to get your hands on this fabric, you can find it here.
the baby girl's set
the baby boy's set
the shabby tree & shabby cage
So that's it! I hope you like it as much as I do, and please leave a comment because I would love to hear your thoughts!