Wishes for Baby

beautiful take away for the new mom

beautiful takeaway for the new mom

We had my SIL’s shower! She was her beautiful, glowy self. It wasn’t at my house, but I wanted to contribute something to the day, a keepsake that she could take home and cherish forever. I saw something, somewhere (Pinterest probably) that sparked an idea. I didn’t want it to be too much work for anyone (people at a party really don’t want to think, myself included). These WISHES were just right – ย small enough so that you could write something quick, but sweet enough to save and read over again through the years. And an endearing way to decorate the nursery…perhaps?

You, too, could make these! By using paper that you have at home — likeย wrapping paper (small, light patterns work best), scrapbooking paper, rubber stamps on plain paper, colored paper, or let the kids decorate each animal — this project will be totally free! Just remember, if you use a thinner paper then you might want to glue it to some card stock before you trim.

Here are some good papers to use if you want to buy something new for this project:

~ Pastel card stock

~ Patterned scrap book paper

Click below to download the PDF animal templates:

elephant-giraffe-butterfly // turtle-bunny-bird

I used mini clothespins and ribbon to hang up the wishes.ย But you could also put them in a keepsake box or paste them in a book.

Now we just wait for baby!!

xo, Bar