As mentioned in this post, I'm hosting a baby shower for my sister and she wants a monkey theme. So I searched around the net and stole all kinds of ideas.
Actually, I never steal anything - I'm too much of a goody goody to do such things, but sometimes I borrow. (a Spongebob episode is coming to mind here)
Here are some goodies I've made so far.
The monkey heads will be toppers for my large diaper cake (4 tiers) that will be the centerpiece for the food table and smaller ones will grace side tables around the family room. This idea came from her and her.
These tags will go on the ribbons that wrap up the gifts for winners of games. My idea but graphic is from her. She offered downloads for free.
And these matchbooks (with mints inside) will just be lying around or in little bowls. I got this idea from Oriental Trading Co. Ignore my nails. I had a few break so I cut the rest off in a fit.
While it might be easier just to buy these things, I never do for a couple of reasons. First, I'm super picky and I always have an idea of just what I want. Unfortunately, I can never find just what I want. Secondly, paper crafts are just plain fun to do. Nothing here was hard.
For the tags, I had to clear out the mod monkey print and type in my sister's shower info. The monkey heads were simple since I used my circle cutters from CM. For the matchbooks, I had to type up quotes and figure out how to line everything up. Btw, I have 18 matchbooks with the quotes upside down for sell. Grrr. That was the toughest part. Apparently, I have spatial reasoning issues.
So that's my start and I have less than two weeks before the big day. Thankfully, the rest is in my head.