One of my closest friends is expecting a baby boy in early March, and we are hosting a baby shower for her in a few weeks.
The theme for the baby shower is “newsies.” As in the little newspaper boys who would yell “Extra Extra!” on the street corners. The plan is to recreate the style with the vintage look of those newsies, using fabric, a fun color scheme, and newspaper decor.
In case you were wondering, yes, this is probably the first newsie shower in the history of baby showers. How do I know this? Because there is little information on the Internet of how to construct a shower theme like this – and we all know that if it isn’t on Facebook or Pinterest, posted by super-stay-at-home-moms-who-can-plan-and-design-amazing-parties-for-babies-who-will-never-remember-them, then it might as well not exist.
Left to my own devices, some aggressive research, and a trusty tutorial (have to give credit where credit is due!), I discovered “newspaper flowers.” So, here we have something newspaper-ish (check), and something baby shower-y (florals, check). Here’s how you do it.
Step 1: Find printed paper. Or a discarded book.
Step 2: Deface book. Sorry Mom!
Step 3: Cut pages into petals – I did a mixture of 5 different sizes of petals (you will use about 3-4 of each size for an individual flower, and 1 of the smallest size).
Step 4: Curl the ends of the petals.
Step 5: Cut out your stems. I used paper wrapped wire.
Step 6: Glue the smallest petal to the wire, wrapping it around to look like a bud.
Step 7: Glue more petals, starting with the smaller ones and going out to the larger ones. I used about 3-4 of each petals.
Step 8: Arrange petals and create a bouquet. So fragrant.