Yellow Baby Shower with Napkin Ring Tutorial

Monday, June 6, 2011

Originally today I had scheduled to post my burlap entry from the One Month to Win It contest, but seeing how I came in dead last I don’t think that you will mind me delaying that project for just one more day, especially when you see what I have to share today!

Doesn’t the picture below look like something you would see in a magazine?

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I can most definitely tell you that it is not from any magazine. At least not yet, because it should be. It is from a baby shower that I attended this past weekend.

It was incredible!

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Nothing like I had ever seen in real life.

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We even drank out of glass baby bottles!

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The place settings were perfectly hand made.

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The cupcakes were divine.

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The gift table was matching.

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I cannot say enough good things about all of this! The shower was held in honor of our good friend/honorary sister, Lauren. I was the only one lucky enough out of us Wray sisters to attend since I am the only one that still lives in town. Whitney and Lauren, you missed out!

Now I don’t claim to have a single thing to do with the design of this party. It all came from our very talented friend, Donna . I was dying to know how this all come about.  I picked up a few things to share with you incase you are interested in creating a shower like this one someday.

First of all, the entire inspiration for this party were those tiny and adorable yellow shoes.

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And I bet you’ll never guess what the tissue paper stands are made from… an old staircase! The rails were cut off and painted to match. Genius!!!

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These tissue stand holders which sat on the food table were originally ornate candle holders. I believe one was already white but the other two were gold and black. Both were just painted to match.

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A lot of the cupcake stands were just white plates with mini candle holders glued to the bottom.

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These napkin rings were made out of tissue paper. Donna was generous enough to show me how they were made.

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Are you interested in how these were created? Well I hope so, because I have the tutorial to share with you!!!

My final version is a little more eclectic than hers, because I was just using what I had on hand. You can still get the idea. So take a look at the tutorial!



*Click on any picture to enlarge, if needed.

DSC05571DSC05572 1. Fold your tissue in half. Then fold it in half again.
DSC05581 2. Next cut along the folded edge so that now you have 4 sheets of tissue paper.
DSC05574 3. Fold your tissue paper accordion style. *You may notice that my finished tissue flower looks a little larger than the original. If you are looking to create the smaller look, just make your pleats smaller.
DSC05567 4. Tie your skinny ribbon around the middle of your tissue paper fan.
DSC05576DSC05580 5. Cut the edges to create a point.
DSC05583DSC05584 6. Then one layer at a time slowly fold up your tissue paper towards the middle.
DSC05587 7. Take your wide ribbon and tie a loop to create the napkin ring.
DSC05588 8. Then take the ribbon napkin ring and tie it around the middle of the tissue paper.
DSC05590 9. Finish pulling the rest of your tissue paper towards the center to cover up the ribbon in the middle. Then you are done!


Now you have the cutest napkin rings!

Well done Donna! And Congrats Lauren, we can’t wait to meet your little girl!



  1. Oh you are right! That party looks like something straight out of a magazine! Fabulous! and those napkin rings are too cute - thanks for sharing the tutorial!

    I would love if you came over and linked this project to my weekly Round Tuit party at:
    Have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  2. Love this party and the yellow! Beautiful! And those napkin rings are priceless! Can't wait to try this!
    Thanks for sharing at Ladybug Blessings

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  4. Thank you for the tutorial for the beautiful tableware and napkin holders. OH MY that is something REALLY phenomenal. What a perfectly beautiful party that was--Every idea is just darling and the decorations right down to the baby bottle water bottles just is too cute! So glad I happened by! LuckyLucky Baby!

  5. What a gorgeous party! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Very Nice! Come and join our link party:

  7. I am amazed this is awesome! I pinned it of course. Beautiful and YELLOW and happy. Great job. I found you through a linky party! Come and say hi, enter my giveaway and vote for my picture. Thank you.

    A mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW

  8. This whole party is amazingly GORGEOUS! I'm so... I don't know... speechless, I think! I love it all! The little details are awesome! The baby bottle drinks, the centerpieces, the little yellow shoes...
    Love it!
    Love it so much I'm pinning it!
    Would LOVE for you to link this at my summer long party at bugaboo, mini, mr & me!
    "Life's a Picnic!" party!

  9. Absolutely Fabulous!!! You thought of everything... Your napkin ring tutorial is great. So glad I followed your link from the Crafty Soiree... I've also linked up if you want to stop by...
    Hugs, antonella :-)
    My link:

  10. Hello, do you have a lesson on how you made he flowers for the center piece? I absolutely love them. I am planning a baby shower for next weekend 13-Dec and want to make these flowers. Would you mind sharing the lesson on what is needed as well? I would greatly appreciate it.

  11. This is exactly what I've been looking for and the inspiration for my daughter's Bat Mitzvah... can you tell me what the spindles are attached to at the bottom to keep them stable? It's going to look so great, I can't wait!

  12. Never seen such beautiful arrangements ever, and these yellow cupcakes are looking so tempting. Now thinking to plan a party at a local event venue for all my friends on my baby first birthday and will plan a themed party. Will use yellow color as theme of the day. Bought yellow color dress for my baby.

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