During my pregnancy, I received a lot of advice about everything under the sun from taking care of the baby to keeping my sanity. Some of the best tips I received were related to the latter, including how a little forethought with organization can go a long way.
One particularly organized friend gave me this tip, and I already know I’ll be eternally grateful.
To reduce clutter and keep your wits about you, buy storage containers for items baby will outgrow… now.
Knowing we plan to have a second baby, we planned to keep as much of baby’s stuff as reasonable, but it didn’t really occur to me to have bins ready to go before baby even arrived.
I have to be honest. This project was really intimidating for me. I don’t know if it was because screen printing, on the surface, seems really complicated or the fear of ruining materials that aren’t cheap or disposable. However, I have to tell you. Screen printing is much easier than it appears and it was so fun. I’m already planning all kinds of projects!
For years, I’ve wanted to try screen printing and finally decided to dive in. I bought the Speedball Intermediate Screen Printing Kit on Amazon for about $35 and dreamed up simple but useful projects to teach myself how to use it. Obvious answer: onesies for our baby. I mean, baby needs to have fun and clever things to wear, right?
And a small lantern, some vinyl, and a fake candle.
Adding a Tinkerbell lantern to our Disney-themed nursery was the perfect dash of magic to bring the room together. Just as simple as sprinkling pixie dust, this project takes less than a half hour to complete and is just oh-so-cute.
Earlier this summer, I made paper palm frond decor for our guest room to go with a cute pineapple watercolor we found at a local art show. The paper palm frond concept was perfect, but I wasn’t totally in love with the color combination I had readily available in my paper supplies. Thankfully, for my baby shower, my friend brought over a paper leaf garland she had cut using her Cricut. The colors she used were perfect, and I was able to integrate her pieces into my decor.