Nautical Theme Baby Shower

In April, my sister-in-law is having her first baby! This will be the eighth grandchild for my parents and the sixth boy. Needless to say, we are very excited! At the end of February, we hosted a baby shower for her. 

When I plan decorations for a shower, I like to know what the nursery theme is going to be and go according to that. My sister-in-law showed me a picture of a whale wall tapestry she was going to buy so I decided a nautical theme would be very fitting.

My husband, Tyler and I made rustic sailboats out of split pine logs and dowels. I was trying to find sailboat fabric and searched two different stores with no luck. I kept eyeing a receiving blanket that fit my vision, so I finally decided to use it and was very pleased with the final product.  
(My "y's" on my sign may be backwards, but I guess that's my signature move!)

Instead of balloons or pom poms hanging above her chair, I made a baby mobile with an embroidery hoop, string and card stock paper punched into circles. 

I asked Tyler if he could make a wooden whale and this is what he came up with after fifteen minutes with the Jig Saw and an old piece of plywood. I was thoroughly impressed with him! I painted the whale with some leftover white paint.

I stenciled the sign with acrylic paint and cut out triangles from card stock paper. We hung the sign above the juice and ice cream bar. 

The shower was a great turnout and I had so much fun working on all the decorations. Now we are just anxiously waiting for baby Aho to arrive! Thanks for stopping by and see you next month.


"Hello! My name is Jodi from The Whispering Pines.  I love to decorate, refurbish old furniture, create small crafts and come up with unique party ideas. I also have a knack for organizing and enjoy experimenting with new recipes. My style is rustic with a touch of farmhouse. If you ask my husband, I could live in antique shops and home decor stores. I love being inspired by others and hope, you too, can gather a little inspiration for your home!" 

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