Tessa’s Baby Shower Invitations


I had so much fun working on the DIY invitations for my wedding, that I knew I had to do DIY invitations for Tessa’s baby shower as well.

While Bree is ready, willing and eager to take over all of the details of the baby shower, I kind of hijacked this task from her in a fit of crafting frenzy. And I’ll probably hijack some of the decoration crafts and tasks as well. (I’m sorry Bree!! I can’t help myseeeeelf!!)

For as long as I’ve known I could push a miniature human out of my hoo-haw, I’ve planned on having Classic Winnie the Pooh be the theme for my future childs nursery and baby shower. Since the Pooh genre has become so broad and muddied with Disney offshoots and side stories, I’ve decided to narrow the theme down a bit to make décor and color scheme a bit more cohesive. So I’m going with a rustic Classic Pooh theme with an emphasis on honey bees using a yellow, brown, black and tan color palette. (Update: Check out my Hunny Pots and Pooh Sticks decor and my DIY Winnie the Pooh Pennant Banner!)

We’ve picked a local steakhouse – Ethel Reds in Lemoore – as the location for the baby shower, because the homespun country decor will go along nicely with our theme… not to mention the food there is amazing, with prices to match! I have a couple of decoration ideas and special touches for the party brewing in the back of my mind, and will most likely be blogging about them in the future. But in the meantime, check out our invites!







For the invitations I got all of my materials and supplies on sale from Hobby Lobby for around $20 – that includes the envelopes, rubber bee stamp, stamp pad, paper, twine, and tags. Hobby Lobby is a company that I have come to adore, and not just for their amazing selection and prices.

These baby shower invitations are crazy simple while still allowing the textures, colors and E.H. Shepard illustrations to convey the theme and the tone of baby Tessa’s party. (Update: Check out the baby shower pix here!)

I drew the invite up on Photoshop, and printed them out on heavy parchment quality resume paper. Then I glued the invites to a heavier linen textured parchment as a matte backing. Next, we punched holes on the sides, threaded through some rough jute twine, added a rustic brown tag with a honey bee stamp on it, and then tied it off with a bow! The envelopes are plain and rustic brown to match the tags. So, what do you think? ^_^

Gingi Freeman

Gingi is a photographer, cosplayer, amateur chef, crazy cat lady, anime otaku, bookworm, generic geek, world traveler, conservative Christian, homeschooler, devoted military wife and stay at home new mother of two little girls. Gingi blogs about anything and everything that is relevant to being a supermom, stay at home wife, homeschooler and geek girl! You can contact her at gingifreeman@gmail.com or via the contact form on her website at www.domesticgeekgirl.com

19 thoughts on “Tessa’s Baby Shower Invitations

    • 29 November, 2013 at 6:22 pm

      Thank you! I didn’t expect these to become such a great hit!

  • 6 July, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Thanks for liking my post. You have an amazing blog, and enjoyable post.

    • 29 November, 2013 at 6:23 pm

      Thank you, I rather like your blog too!

  • 30 December, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    I love these! Where did you get the graphics from?

    • 30 December, 2013 at 10:29 pm

      I just found them doing a Google image search! I’m glad you like!

  • 14 January, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    I have been looking for the images you used…any chance you remember what you searched for exactly? I’m not seeing these specific images.

    • 24 October, 2014 at 1:18 am

      I looked up the artists name, and “vintage”, “classic” and “retro” Pooh.. hope this helps!

  • 13 March, 2014 at 12:42 am

    Where could I get this pooh bear background you have on your invitations?

    • 13 March, 2014 at 1:54 pm

      Unfortunately I did not save them, but I found them doing a generic Google image search for Classic Pooh artwork.. hope that helps!

    • 8 June, 2015 at 7:32 am

      Hi, I know it’s been a while since you posted your question about the pooh art work, but did you ever find it? I have been searching for the full version and have had no luck. If you did, would you email it to me?

    • 24 October, 2014 at 1:18 am


  • 4 March, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    What photoshop do you use? You did an great job. Maybe you’re super awesome at photoshop but when I do a random search of classic pooh or variations of that I get some good images but they are different colors and stuff. How and where are you supposed to combine all it to make one cohesive invite?

  • 5 September, 2015 at 12:07 am

    hi. Great project. I was wondering if you had the invites for sale?? My baby shower is in December but I love the look of your item and goes nicely with my theme!


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