Creations, Baby Shower Basket Centerpiece

“hey Mom, do you have any ideas for a cute centerpiece for J’s baby dinner?” DD asked

hmmmm…

“Maybe something with a pretty bottle of rosé, she would love that for celebrating after the baby’s born…” she suggested

“Where is the party?” I asked

“At a Mexican restaurant, so it needs to be pretty casual, and remember this isn’t a shower, it’s just a sprinkle” she said, “since this is her 2nd baby, she doesn’t want any fuss…”

“I already have this basket, I could paint a pink stripe on the bottom and we could fill it with flowers, the wine and a few baby things,” I replied

 

 

“I love that idea!” she exclaimed

“Do you want me to bring you the basket after I paint it or go ahead and fill it?” {verrrrry silly question}

“Fill it!” She said

DD has a demanding career and 2 very active toddlers, so I often step in as “her assistant”

 

 

I stopped by Trader Joe’s and got pink roses, a pretty plant, sparking rosé and pink saltwater taffy

 

 

 

I had the plastic baby and booties from showers past, and tied the bottle and jar with girly pink and white ribbons

 

 

This tiny baby canvas was actually made by one of the girls attending, I bought it from her when we did an art show together

 

 

“Is this okay?” I asked DD, thinking to myself that it was super cute…

“Um,”    😳      “uh oh,” I thought…

“It looks really tall,” she replied

that’s daughter speak for “don’t like it”…

 

 

I took out the so called giant plant and shifted things around, using a box of pink and white shortbread cookies to fill the void

 

 

added some pink children’s chalk

 

 

My goal was to use things I already had, and keep it easy to transport

 

 

“That’s perfect, thanks mom!”  😅

 

 

Pro bono work ain’t for sissies  😂

Here are some other favorite baby shower ideas:

 

Chic Baby Block Wreath

 

Party Favor Tree

 

Diaper Roses

 

Wash cloth Roses {no post on this one, but the cloths were rolled and attached to skewers and arranged in a painted canister with faux leaves]

 

Thank you for your visit~

Juicy Details

basket/Target

 

It came with a liner, but any basket can be easily lined with a cloth napkin or pretty tea towel or dish cloth

 

 

I used Devine Blossom paint from Target’s Devine Color line, yummy colors and a bargain, $5 for an 8oz jar

I like the thickness of this paint, it covers well, yet is easy to paint over large areas.  I  use it for primary layers in large paintings

 

You can use painter’s tape to mask off the stripe, but it’s tricky since baskets aren’t smooth, so I just carefully painted the edge along the natural break in the rattan.  Keep a damp sponge or rag handy to wipe off any boo boos,  just in case

There’s a 1 day sale going on today, Sunday 7/23, on Society 6

They love to have Sunday sales so that’s a good day to drop in, today’s sale is 20% off everything with free shipping, yay!!

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Brand new this week “Pam’s Hydrangeas”

A little bird told me that Pam is going to give away the hydrangea tote at her bimonthly link party Gardens Galore!  Stop by Everyday Living Monday, 7/24,  to join the fun and a chance to win!

 

More fall and Halloween designs coming soon!

 

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I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Rustic and RefinedBetween Naps on the Porch, Gardens Galore  Make it Pretty Monday

Coastal CharmCooking and Crafting with J&J,  The Scoop,   A Stroll Thru Life 

Celebrate and Decorate,  Lori’s Culinary Creations,   Moonlight and Mason Jars

Full Plate Thursday  Foodie Friday & Everything Else

Share it One More Time   Delicious Dishes Recipe Party

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23 Responses to “Creations, Baby Shower Basket Centerpiece”
  1. Cute! I’m sure the mama loved it.

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  2. Jenna, what a darling basket for the mom! As a mom, we do anything and everything to help our children, including pro bono!! Thanks for the shout-out! Have a wonderful Sunday!

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  3. Ellen says:

    What a spectacular Baby Sprinkle Centerpiece, pinkalicious!! I love gift baskets – creating and receiving. I must say that I do love your first one, with that lovely pink plant even if it is tall. Of course the second edition is a winner with those added cookies. Those booties are too cute!! Your pro bono efforts are divine, lucky Daughter and expectant Mama! P.S. I never knew what a “sprinkle” was until my Daughter explained it, cute!

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  4. writepam@aol.com says:

    hi jenna, Pam Alling here.  I was trying to make your berry  cake mixture in the slow cooker for 3-4 hours and accidentally deleted the directions.  I f you have time could you repost the directions. Thanks so much.  Love all your ideas!!

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  5. Jodi says:

    So awesome. Love it Jenna!!

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  6. JESS44903 says:

    So much fun!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  7. I love te floral colors in your basket! Very sweet. 🙂

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  8. Cynthia Raines says:

    SO CUTE! Never heard the term “sprinkle”before -that’s cute too!

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  9. Carol says:

    The basket is charming, love the colors and ecor.

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  10. Kim says:

    I love the basket! The two tones of pink are perfect – and all the fillings. I know what you mean about signals we get from things daughters don’t necessarily like. Even a look in their eyes “speaks volumes”! Glad you got it all fixed for DD’s approval. 😉

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  11. I like your idea about painting the basket. Turned out very cute before and after the change. 😘
    I’ve not heard the term, Sprinkle, before.
    Love your hydrangea items from Pam’s Garden. Beautiful.

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  12. Jenna, I am back again. Seeing the comments about never hearing the word sprinkle. It was new to me until a year ago, I think it is perfect for the Mom who has had a shower with the first baby! Thanks for sharing at Gardens Galore!

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  13. Mary says:

    Jenna, I had to chuckle at ‘pro bono work ain’t for sissies’ 🙂 What mom-to-be wouldn’t love that basket? I made a quick pit stop at TJ’s last week when I was on that side of town (an hour away) but my hubby was with me and so I didn’t spend nearly enough time. Those pink and white shortbread cookies are adorable, especially for tucking into the gift basket or even serving and rounding out the baby shower treats.

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  14. Regality (aka The Quing) says:

    Pretty, pretty, pretty. And I love “sprinkle”. *L*

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  15. Julie says:

    I love the basket and it looks so pretty in pink. Thanks for sharing at C&C with J&J. Enjoy the weekend.
    Julie

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