I enjoy throwing baby showers for friends and family (once you get past the possibility that you might be trying to identify candy bars melted inside of diapers in the name of fun) and wanted to come up with a very versatile shower theme that would be gender neutral and one I could go back to over and over again.
And, of course, I wanted to challenge myself to use Fiskars tools in new
ways. I always like getting extra mileage out of my stash!
I decided to take the name literally and have a “shower” theme – as in
rain showers! Raindrops are such a whimsical design. Now on to how to
decorate! I made a set of white tissue pom poms to hang over the dessert
table. You can hang these ‘clouds’ anywhere at your party in groupings
for impact. Create the pom poms as usual except you need to add a wire
loop at both the top for hanging above and at the bottom for hanging
I came up with a neat trick to create and adhere raindrops easily to
string (I used transparent nylon). Punch out an XL heart and fold in
half. Adhere around your string at an angle to create a raindrop shape.
This technique assures you will see drops on both sides as the strings
randomly twist around. Using varying shades adds interest. Tie strings
onto bottom loop of poms.
The next place I added some rainy fun was the cupcakes. I began by icing
with blue frosting and adding blue sprinkles to represent rain. A
simple XL cloud punch (I rotated between white and gray for contrast)
glued to a toothpick inserted at center was quick and added lots of
While you have out your XL cloud punch, punch out some extras to add to drinking straws. Punch the center with a hole punch and feed onto straw.
To insert the pencil into your paper for convenience, punch two one
quarter inch circles. On a craft mat, slice a horizontal line through
the center of both holes using a retractable craft knife to feed
umbrella-topped pencil through.