Crafts Design

“EAT”Kitchen Decor

I came across these EAT paper mache letters and just needed – yes needed – to incorporate them into our kitchen. Our forest green kitchen walls could use some light accents…. so ivory is what I went for.

I used krylon spray paint. There a million different types of kylon paint – I know it overwhelms you when you walk into a store and have no idea what kind to get. Gloss or satin will work out the best on paper mache!

They took less than 10 minutes to dry. I spray painted them in my garage (in this Iowa weather – very chilly) but once done, I moved them inside to dry. The drying process will be a lot faster in an environment between 50-70 degrees.

To hang them you could use 3M wall mounting tape. We painted our walls a couple months ago and would rather use some small nails to hold them up. One nice thing about these paper mache letters – they are lightweight! Those 3M strips will easily be able to hold them up.


Baby Shower Gift

Gift baskets are my favorite thing to give as presents. I figured there could be a good baby shower present to give that would offer a lot of little items that every couple could use when expecting a new baby. This is what I started with:

I got some of these items at Target, Walmart, and surprisingly Dollar Tree. Their boxes, containers, & gift wrap are cheap and stylish ($1) – cant beat that!

I decided I was going to make a banner out of washi tape to the outside of the basket. I used some braiding cord I snagged at hobby lobby to hang the banner.

I put the whole package of diapers in the basket…somehow! Once that was in, I played around with how the rest was arranged. This is how it turned out!

You can put any phrase, saying, or the baby’s name in the banner created. I chose to use the couple’s last name – Tate. The banner reads Baby Tate. Permanent marker works great on the washi tape! Have fun creating your next baby shower gift basket! ~Nicole