Baby Showers, Bridal Showers or any other kind of party or event can be a lot of work to plan. Coming up with the perfect venue, menu and decor can sometimes prove difficult and expensive. Last week I shared some of my favorite tips for planning a bridal shower on a budget but those same tips can apply to a baby shower too. Another great way to plan any kind of shower on a budget is to find ways you can create your own decor or multi-purpose pieces. Today’s fun DIY project is a perfect example!
I actually planned and DIY’d this project a year ago with the help of my assistant. For a while I thought I’d save the project but with all the take this month about showers, now finally seemed like the perfect time.
What I love about this project is that you don’t need a lot of materials and some you may already have on hand.
Here is what you will need:
- Lollipops (I bought mine from Amazon)
- Foam Craft Ball (from Amazon) or any craft store
- Some kind of planter, pot, vase, etc. to put your bouquet in. Use something you already have! I borrowed the basket from my mother-in-law.
- ribbon optional
Take Note: When selecting the base for your “bouquet” be sure to pick something sturdy enough. You also want to make sure the opening fits your ball properly so it sits on top and looks like a bouquet.
When you have all your supplies, I suggest by drawing a line around the ball roughly where it stops / fits into your based (planter, vase, basket, etc.). This will give you a visual and a line to use for your first row of lollipops.
Once you have your line drawn (it doesn’t have to be perfect), it’s time to start inserting the lolipops into the ball. Depending on the type of ball you use, this may be a little hard to do. I found that I bent the lollipop sticks on a few until I get the whole thing down. But once I got started, it didn’t take to long.
I suggest working all the way around the line first to get your base row. Once that is done then start filling in the top. I put my second row in between the first row so they fit tightly together. From there, I continued to work my way around.
Once I was done, I checked my “bouquet” and filled in any spots where the ball was visible through the lollipops.
As far as color, I didn’t use any kind of pattern; I just kept it random and it turned out perfectly.
Once your bouquet is complete, simply put the bouquet into the base and you have your centerpiece!
I chose not to embellish my basket with ribbon but depending on your colors or theme, you can decorate your bouquet as much or as little as you want.
Make mini bouquets to use as favors or to decorate other locations by simply tying together a bunch of lollipops and putting them into mini planters like these adorable white pails, or these cute little planters that come in a bunch of different colors. The silver buckets are super cute too!
Over a year later and my bouquet still hangs out in the shop. The dogs are pulled a few lollipops out of it but it’s still such a cute and colorful decoration. I hope you have enjoyed this fun little DIY project. Have you made a lollipop bouquet? Do you have any fun DIY projects perfect for a baby shower? Leave a comment below and let us know!
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