I do! She's one crafty lady always finding some of the best little projects around. And what I love even more is that she inspires me and gets crafty with me. She isn't the type of person to buy a lot of generic or store bought decorations and invitations when it comes to parties and showers. She either finds something unique or makes it. When it came to my baby shower, she was looking for something fun to make as a centerpiece that also fit with the season... and that wasn't overly "baby". As you can probably tell, I'm not into the whole light pink or light blue scheme - and if the entire shower was decorated in Pepto pink, you could be sure that I certainly wasn't feeling myself - or it was definitely not my idea.
My mom had been searching for owl related crafts and came across these clay owls. Super easy to make and super cute - we just added a hole at top in which we threaded some ribbon through (and added some pretty eyelashes to about half of them). My baby shower was held in October when leaves were beginning to change. We collected some branches outside and glued some artificial maple leaves in red, orange and yellow to them. I arranged them in a flower pot with some raffia (one of my favorite craft materials when making anything "natural"), and hung the little owls with some ribbons. There are Mommy and Daddy owls along with girl and boy owls all perched around the branches. Since this centerpiece doesn't scream "baby", it also makes a cute decoration during the fall season - a nice little reminder of the birth of my baby girl.