A very special celebration

A Baby’s Birth Date

Whether it’s your own baby or that of a friend or relative, it is lovely to commemorate the new celebration dayby surrounding the baby’s name and birth date with pressed flowers. The result is a unique gift that can be hung in the nursery. You could also add more details such as the baby’s weight and length. This would make a really super gift to bring when you visit a new baby and mum once they are home from hospital!

What you will need:

  • 25cm x 20cm (10in x 8in) frame with glass cut to fit and a hardboard back.
  • Cream or pale-coloured card, to fit the frame, with the baby’s name and date of birth either in calligraphy or printed from your computer.
  • A selection of pressed leaves and flowers
  • Latex adhesive – or any glue that starts white and dries clear

1. Start by positioning your chosen leaves to frame the wording, leaves with silver colouring were used in this project, but you could use any pressed leaf or even a paper diecut instead of real leaves.

2. Next, add dainty touches of gypsophila and heuchera or diecut flourishes. Follow these with larger flowers, in this case roses but whatever you choose would be fine.

3. To finish, add some more flowers – pink larkspur and hydrangea florets, the latter with potentilla centres forming the middles. When you are happy with the design, secure each item with adhesive, applying it with a large needle or cocktail stick. Cover the finished picture with clean glass and then fix it in the frame.

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  1. Jen Monteiro says:

    I love this blog and your ideas. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us 🙂 Hope you both had a good break, you deserve it he he

    Hugs Jen x

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  2. lynn says:

    ah just my kind of crafting love it call me a stick in the past person but i love crafting work like this love all the work you bring us joanne thank you so very much

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  3. AliceH says:

    This is so lovely, Joanna and would be just THE perfect gift for a new baby. Enjoying seeing another side to the Joanna we know and love :)- truly you seem to have many hidden talents 🙂
    AliceH

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  4. Malinda says:

    What a beautiful gift for a baby, I love this sort of crafting, I am really enjoying your blog you give us such good ideas. I hope that you and Richard had a lovely break, you both work so hard you deserved it.

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