Written by Kathleen Ballos of Snowdrop & Co
I’m all about taking a store-bought item and DIY-ing it into a totally new project. That’s exactly what I did with today’s DIY stork labels: I found these adorable stork cake toppers at the cake-decorating store and fell in love. Aren’t they cute? But instead of using them to top a cake, I bought a bunch and styled this flock of storks as food and drink labels for a baby shower. I love the playful touch they add to the table!
Click through for the step-by-step instructions …
• Card stock
• Stork cake toppers (I bought mine here; check your local cake-decorating shop!)
• Wire cutters
• Hot glue gun
• Wooden blocks / cardboard scraps (optional)
1. Print or write the various food and drink descriptions onto your card stock and cut out into a mini banner shape.
2. Hot glue a piece of string onto the back of the paper banner as shown.
3. Remove the baby from the stork’s beak and hot glue the banner’s string loop there instead.
4. Depending on your table’s set up, it can be helpful to glue the stork onto a base so that it can stand alone. First use wire cutters to remove the excess wire from the feet, and then hot glue onto a wooden block or piece of painted cardboard. Alternately, you can also use the stork without a base and insert them into the foods you are labeling, or tape onto the side of the plate or dish.
More Baby Shower Ideas:
• DIY: Gender-Reveal Baby Shower Pins
• DIY: Oversize Diaper Pin Party Decorations
• Baby Shower Idea: Tropical Jungle
• Baby Shower Favor: Fabric-Wrapped Candles
• DIY: Baby Shower Message Board
• Throw a Gender-Neutral Baby Shower