Airplane Baby Shower

UPDATE: the printables are ready!

Now for the full Airplane Baby Shower Reveal!  It was SUCH a fun party to plan and throw, and so much fun for my sweet cousin to come into town so we could all love on her and be happy for her upcoming baby!

airplane-baby-shower-table

Again- we went with the Airplane shower because her Dad worked as an air traffic controller and her husband works for Delta, so lots and lots of flying are in this kid future!  We designed the table to look like grass on either side of a runway…  and I love how the table turned out!  I wrapped a few of my puzzle boxes in green wrapping paper to add height without sticking out.
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Rainbow party butterfly garland

I’m working on decorations for my daughter’s rainbow garden birthday party.  I don’t have a cricut… yet.  And when I do I’ll be getting the Cricut cake, so I’m at a loss when it comes to cute cute out paper items.  BUT my son’s elementary school has this cool paper cutter with different shapes.  So when I was there this week working on my Creative writing class I saw a butterfly cut out and thought “that would work GREAT for garland!” (yes I talk to myself!).  Anyway I took over a pack of colored construction aper one afternoon and cut out all of these…
rainbow garden birthday party garland butterfly tutorial construction paper
In all six colors of the rainbow!  Isn’t it pretty already?
rainbow garden birthday party garland butterfly tutorial construction paper sewing
So to make it stronger, thicker and have an option of a more 3D look I put two butterflies together
rainbow garden birthday party garland butterfly tutorial construction paper sewing machine
Then put it into my machine.  It’s set at the LONGEST stitch in a straight line.  Pulling out a few inches of thread to start with I started at the head and sewed my way down to the tail.
rainbow garden birthday party garland butterfly tutorial construction paper sewing machine
Keeping it straight wasn’t so bad, but I kept catching my middle finger on the screw that holds the needle in place.  Ouch!
rainbow garden birthday party garland butterfly tutorial construction paper sewing machine
When your done sewing through to keep length between each butterfly set you’ll want to pull the thread to your desired length, trying to keep it as even as possible.  Don’t forget to hold on to that thread through the first stitch in the next butterfly or the top thread will pull itself tight again.  And here you go!  I’ll show pictures on the day of the party so you can see how it looks hanging up for real~!
rainbow garden birthday party garland butterfly tutorial paper
To see the ENTIRE Rainbow Garden Birthday Party click here!

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