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Nautical Baby Shower Centerpiece

A wooden buoy makes the perfect centerpiece for a nautical baby shower theme party.

You can often find wooden buoys in home goods stores, and with a little paint and some embellishing, your centerpiece will surely be the center of attention. Surround the buoy with other sea-inspired decorations like dried sea stars and rope for even more nautical fun.

A decoration and gift all in one, this little dandy is going home with the guest of honor, to help decorate her nautical-themed nursery. 


Wooden buoy


Acrylic paints:  hot-pink, white and navy

Sponge applicator

Wooden stars

Hot glue


Step 1: Paint the buoy your desired colors.

Step 2: Paint the wooden stars.

Step 3: Adhere the star embellishment to the front of the buoy with a dot of hot glue.

Step 4: Tie a hot-pink ribbon to the top of the buoy.

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Pretty shades of purples combined with the elegance of candles make for a beautiful and serene centerpiece, especially when paired with the rustic charm of a wooden box in this simple DIY centerpiece idea. For a truly festive piece, pick the colors and blooms of the season – it’ll add that special something only found in Mother Nature.

There’s nothing quite like a photo centerpiece to break the ice and get the guests talking! Place a few of these centerpieces around the room filled with pictures of the mother to be in different stages of her birth – then use those photos to create a memorable scrapbook she will hold on to and treasure forever!

If you’re like us and like minimal mess with the most fun, you’ll most likely be serving cake pops at your party. Use those adorable desserts as the focal point of your decorations with this DIY cake pop stand centerpiece!

Paper accordions are fun to make, inexpensive, and just too darn cute! Use colors and designs that will compliment your theme – group a few bouquets together and place around the room to really brighten up the room!

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