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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Portrait Pacifier Instructions

These petal pouts make adorable gifts for baby showers. Tuck them in an organza bag and you have a fabulous boutique baby gift. Break out the hot glue right now and you might even set the trend for Jennifer Garner and Ben's little Seraphina. You are just seconds away from pacie couture..

You Will Need:
A Hot Glue Gun
Flat back Pearl or Crystal Center
Small Flower Head
Pacifier

Instructions:
1. Break apart a flower by removing and discarding the plastic pieces.
2. Reassemble the flower by hot gluing the petals back together.
3. Glue the flower to the top of the pacifier.
4. Cover the small hole in the center of the flower by securely gluing a flat back crystal or pearl over it.
5. POOF! You're done. Now wasn't that easy?
Additional Tips:
Ranunculus and small roses work well. Stick to other petals like hydrangeas and cherry blossoms or you will cover up baby's cute face.
Get creative. Layer petals and blend different flower petals. You don't have to use the entire flower.

I just wish I had designed these for my first pacifier loving daughter. Instead the photographer and I had to play pull the pacifier. I would snag it, he would click and I would try to pop it back in before princess wreaked havoc on the earth.

LAST BUT NOT LEAST:
Portrait Pacifiers make wonderful photo props. However, never leave your baby unsupervised with anything that has small parts.
Please do not copy or duplicate any TuTu's Bliss photographs or blog content such as instructions. Copying other people's posts, instructions and creative endeavors without permission is not nice. I could quote legal jargon but my toddler sums it up the best, "MINE! MINE! MINE!".
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154 comments:

Em said...

Oh. my. word!! That is just about the cutest thing I have ever seen - including the name - petal pouts.

Brilliant!

Think I could do that with a Hot Wheels for my Youngest? :-)

mommaof4wife2r said...

i love that!!!! soooo cute! thanks

Cara said...

Those are really cute :) My kids never took pacis though

Jessica and Michael said...

Those are tooo cute! Too bad I'm having a boy or I would make one. I guess he wouldn't appreciate that very much. Haha. Stopping by from SITStas to say hi. I really like your blog!

My Precious Peanut Designs said...

How sweet of you to share your instructions! Those are adorable! I wish I had known about them for my binkie loving daughter too.

Grand Pooba said...

Oh my gosh, that is the cutest idea ever! I need to get me a baby right now so I can make some!

Natalie said...

You are so creative!! Those are adorable.

Ali said...

Those are so cute!

Hillbilly Duhn said...

Very clever and oh so adorable....

Having a contest over at my place, come on over and check it out!!

AB HOME INTERIORS said...

OMG that is too freakin cute!!!

Kelly Dawn said...

omgoodness...that is absolutely the CUTEST thing i have ever seen! Do you think it is too late to make one for my 17 and 16 year old daughters? ;)

me thinks they would protest!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

That is SO cute! Too bad I didn't know about these before my friend's baby shower 2 weeks ago. lol

SugarandSpice said...

Wow! I love it. Especially because my youngest is totally a binky baby. My oldest never took a binky in her life and my youngest can't seem to live without it! I love it!!! Did I already say that? Oh well I guess that just means I love it twice as much!!!

www.sugarandspiceandallhairnice.blogspot.com

Farmgirl Paints said...

How cute was that!! Just stopping in from SITS. Cute blog:)

BrnEyedGal said...

That makes such a cute pic...and what a fantastic idea!!! :)

I hope you enter that pic in a contest...it is precious! What an adorable baby.

Night Owl Mama said...

awww what will they think of next that is way too cute

Bear Bunch said...

That is such an adorable idea. Thank you so much for sharing! I will definitely have to make one for my little bear.

Mom Taxi Julie said...

Those are adorable!

Sneaky Momma said...

How adorable!!! You are so creative! :)

SugarandSpice said...

Okay...so dorky. I probably shouldn't tell you that after that last post I am waiting to see what you post next!

American in Norway said...

Soooo cute! Makes me want to have another baby! You have an adorable blog! (stopping by from SITS!)

The Redhead Riter said...

visiting from SITS...very cute...my daughter refused to EVER use a pacifier or suck her thumb. i breastfed and she was attached all the time, but that was all she would take! such a long time ago! such precious moments of closeness shared that goes beyond words...nice memories.

Reviewer11 said...

lol. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. **hugs **Sending you virtual strawberry cake ***

Marsha said...

These are so cute!

Orange Juice said...

I love your photos!

Jennie said...

'scuse me while I go look for appropriate flowers! Jilly-Bean is going to be sporting one of these by TOMORROW! Adorable!

Carebear said...

THANK YOU!!! I LOVE this! Adorable. Are you selling them? I'm going to try it, but I am sort of glue-gun impaired...

SugarandSpice said...

Okay so I have already commented on this post a week ago....but I loved it and I love your blog!Congrats on being the FB!!!!

Mama Mel said...

This is sooo cute! I'll have to try it next time I go to a "girl" shower... It's been boys, boys, boys for a while! :)

Melanie said...

wow what a cute idea :)

Carolyn said...

Could that be any cuter??? Stopping by from SITS!

The Un-Organized Mom said...

aww that is adorable!!!

Misty said...

very cute!

Xazmin said...

Cute idea! None of my 4 children would ever take a pacifier!

MrsM said...

What a dolly you've got! The pacifier is adorable of course, but it's those baby blues that get me!

Congrats on being the FB today~now I know someone famous :)

cat said...

What a great idea! Greetings from South Africa.

Lisa said...

OH MY, I wish I had a kid or niece/nephew! Those pacifiers are the cutest things I have ever seen!

blueviolet said...

Awwww, that really would make a cute photo op!

Drahdrah said...

Congratulations on being the FB at SITS. Cute idea.

parentingBYdummies said...

What a neat idea...I might have to try this for my next toddler focused photo shoot:)

FranticMommy said...

Happy SITs Day! Love the Petal Pouts. I;'ve seen that picture on your comment avatar before and wondered if your baby was eating a flower or what! Now I know. That is a brilliant idea btw. I love creative people who think outside-of-the-box. Awesome blog!

meandtheblueskies said...

I agree-perfect for a really cute photo-op. Happy SITS day.

Jennifer Juniper said...

It really is such a good idea to get that perfect shot when you can't remove the binky. Good thinking! Happy sits day :)

Becky @ Our Sweet Peas said...

Yet another reason that I need a little girl of my own :) Stinky boys!! j/k!!!

Mommys Online Garage Sale said...

Very creative to say the least! Wish I had seen this 2 wks ago before I went to my cousins Baby Shower.

Becky said...

What a cute idea!!
Happy SITS day

mommytoalot said...

Oh that is too sweet.
Your photos are amazing.
congrats on being FB today

Cassie said...

Wow, those are so cute! Makes me wish I had a little girl ;)

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Happy SITS Day. :)

Tara said...

Petal pouts!! Brilliant!

Robin said...

so cute.....

Tiffany said...

That is a very cute idea.

Jacky said...

Aw, that's sooo cute! What a great idea! =)

Happy SITS Day!

Melissa said...

How adorable! That's such a creative idea.

Robbie S. Redmon, LPC said...

How cute! Happy SITS Day!

Teresha and Damon said...

Howdy from SITS! Love this idea, brilliant! Will have to make one for my baby girl. Congrats on being FB!

Morgan said...

So cute! You have a beautiful website, kids and ideas!!! Congrats on the FB over at SITS!

Mighty M said...

What a wonderful (and cute) idea!! Enjoy your SITS day!!

Elizabeth said...

Wow, those are cutest things ever! I just wish I was crafty enough to wield a hot glue gun. Happy SITS FB Day!

Ashley said...

HAPPY SITS DAY!
Those are adorable. I wish I had a little girl on the way between family and friends to gift them...

(army)Wife said...

That's a great idea!

Rhonda said...

Awesome idea!

Kristin said...

Happy SITS day! What an adorable idea!

Mountain Mama said...

That is very clever. Now you just need to come up with a boy version.

Happy SITS day!

Laura said...

That's a great idea. Too bad there are no babies in my house anymore.

Danemama08 said...

HAPPY SITS DAY!
That is about the cutest thing I have ever seen!

Sandy said...

What a cute idea! Have to keep that in mind for the next shower. Happy SITS day!

Life of a Stepmama said...

Hello from SITS! Love your idea, super clever. Will have to use for my next baby shower! :)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Now this is very clever!

Lacie E. said...

this is such perfect timing my niece is two weeks old and this will look so so cute in her tiny little mouth. Thanks a ton and happy sits day!

glenna said...

Cute idea! Wonderful blog!

Sadiebug and her Mom said...

That is hysterical!!! My daughter wasn't one for binkies, but I know a few little bugs that just can't get enough of them. Love it! Happy SITS Day!

Connie Weiss said...

That is a super cute idea!

Rose said...

precious, precious, precious! I guess my kids are too old now since they are 13, 10, 6 and 2 and 1/2. I guess we could try it on my 2 year old but something tells me he would eat it whole.
Have a wonderful sits day!
btw: you are hilarious! funny blog!

S Club Mama said...

very cute...any ideas for thumb suckers? :)

Mariah said...

A. Dor. Able. Love it.

T~T said...

cute idea

smitten by britain said...

Congrats on being the FB. Cute idea!

Little Miss Baker said...

ohhh I love this idea!! how cute. I will def be using this idea when I have kids (if ever) hahaha

B.o.B. said...

Ah so pretty! Good for holidays too I am sure.

Happy SITS Day!

Reluctant Housewife said...

I'm so glad you added the disclaimer to the bottom. I was thinking the whole time, "Humph. Looks dangerous." Tuesdays make me grumpy, you see.

But with the disclaimer... Safety taken care of. I say: Yay! so cute.

John Deere Mom said...

That is so stinkin' cute! I will definitely try this for the next baby shower that I will inevitably be invited to. :)

Single Mama NYC said...

Too cute!!!

Joy said...

Adorable. :o)

Congrats on your SITS feature!

Stephanie said...

Some people are so clever!! What a great idea!!

Hi from SITS! :-)

Anita said...

Very cute, I could have used those 15 years ago! My twin girls had too many pouty faces in pictures, from that paci yanking routine!
Stopping by from SITS!

allycupe said...

So adorable and yet another thing that makes me go "why the heck did i never THINK of this???"

Kari said...

So precious!

Over from SITS to say hello.

Delectable Dining said...

So cute! I'm definitely going to have to try it!

Tonya said...

That is soooo cute! Happy SITS day!

Amy said...

Adorable! I am expecting my first girl right now, and am so excited to do the bows and frills and dresses... now I can spruce up the pacifier as well! Thank you!

Mommy of Many said...

This is sooo cute!

Controlling My Chaos said...

Way cute. I love the flower blossoming from the baby's mouth look. Happy SITS day!

Jessica said...

That's a great idea for really wee ones. I imagine it'd be a bit of a pull-it-apart-and-eat-it hazard once the baby gets to a certain age, though. Sorry, just had to put that out there...

I still think it's a sweet idea for a teeny baby!

Jen said...

That is adorable! None of my kids would take a pacifier, but I will remember this for the next baby shower I go to.

Superjaxster said...

Very cute! I'll have to pass this idea on to my friend who is a new mommy. Her little one will look too adorable with a petal pout!

lemonologie said...

Great Idea!

countryfriedmama said...

So cute!

Kimi said...

That is too cute! Happy spotlight day :)

The Mom @ Babes in Hairland said...

I'm all about bows/flowers in hair, so why not a on a binky?! Darling idea. Happy SITS day to you :)

Mammatalk said...

Brilliant! And so cute!

makeitworkmom said...

What a gorgeous little girl - and a cute idea. Perfect for a photo op! :)

Aleta said...

Now, that is just TOO precious! My cousin's daughter is expecting.. I think I'll know what I'll make for her!

Faith Imagined said...

Cute!

Creative Junkie said...

Very very cute!

Bella Crafts said...

Clever and Cute at the same time. Great photo and pacifier idea!

Lynn said...

Pretty blue eyes!

Brandy said...

So cute!

Tricia said...

What an awesome idea. I absolutely love it!

Happy SITS day!

Ashley said...

Very cute idea!!!

I've got lots of craft/sewing ideas on my blog for girls. Visit if you get a chance!

Happy SITS day!

Ashley

www.lilblueboo.blogspot.com

Jackie said...

what a great idea!

C. Beth said...

That is so cute! Great idea!

My kids are definitely both binky kids. Well, thankfully #1 was weaned from hers at 19 months. #2 is 15 months and still suckin' strong....

Mary at My New 30 said...

Now that is a precious idea!

Happy SITS Day!!

Marrdy said...

Those are so cute. Great Shower gift idea!

Anne said...

Those are too cute - I wish my mother had had some! 90% of my pictures from birth to three years involve at least one pacifier stuffed in my mouth... and a few in my hands.... ;)

Whimsical Creations said...

LOL! Those are great! Happy sits day!

Lisa said...

That is just too cute!

Karyn said...

SOOOOO CUTE!!!! I have a baby boy, and now I wish it was acceptable to put flowers and jewels on him! lol!

Two Pretty Little Skirts said...

What a super cute, fabulous idea!
Stoppin by from SITS, congrats on being FB for the day ;)

Dawn

Roshni Mitra Chintalapati said...

that IS funny and cute! Happy sits day!

Queen Mama said...

WOW! Makes me want another baby sooo bad, so I can now decorate pacifiers. Ooops.. baby shower gifts I guess. HAPPY SITS DAY!

Chrissy said...

How Cute!! Happy SITS day!!

Tellie said...

Too cute! Wonderful idea!

Mama Nut said...

Happy Sits day!

Love this idea! Any ideas for boys?

The Pretty Provy said...

way too flippin' cute and super creative! i know plenty of people who would just love these - thanks for the idea!

-a fellow SITSta

Mimi said...

Adorable!

Lady Mama said...

So cute! If only I was crafty... or had a girl..!

Rachel said...

Cute!

Tranquility said...

Those are CUTE!

Holly Noelle @ Domestic Dork said...

My babe never really got into pacifiers. But what a clever idea! Happy SITS day!

Mama Kat said...

Oh yay! How exciting for you to get your day in the SITS sun. :)

I think I want one of those pacifiers for myself. I'd look hot in my pictures!!

piecemeal people said...

Those are really cute! My son was never into pacifiers...I remember one night, out of sheer desperation, my husband actually tried to scotch-tape a pacifier to his face. At the time I didn't approve, but looking back I can definitely laugh about it.

Mira is triplet crown said...

great idea!

Zeemaid said...

that is adorable! What a great idea for photos.

Happy SITS day!

MochaTrina said...

That is too cute. I will be using this idea at my next shower. Happy SITS DAY!

Jaime said...

Happy SITS day. Love the idea, so much better then those ugly colored binkies.

Aubrey said...

Oh! SUPER cute. What a great, easy idea and did I say CUTE??

CONGRATS on your day!

aforestfrolic said...

That is freakin adorable...and those eyes...oh me oh my!

Jamie :)

Kimberly said...

Such a cute idea! Happy Sits day!

mommy4life said...

This is a great idea!

Vickie said...

That is the coolest thing!

Happy SITS day!

greedygrace said...

This is adorable. Where were you three years ago when my daughter used a paci?

Happy SITS day!

Lindsey said...

Oh, I wish I'd known about this before mine outgrew their pacis! Fantastic idea! Will be sharing with friends :)

Yaya said...

Adorable!

danikeith said...

what a brilliant idea!

Michelle Sybert said...

Seriously, so cute and clever! wow!! I will be telling all my friends about this!

Rbarakat said...

SO cute - and your pics are gorgeous!

Charmaine @ randalswife said...

That is too cute!

Charmaine @ randalswife said...

Oh, by the way, visiting from SITS. (Yes I am a couple of days behind!) :)

Sophia's Mom said...

So cute! I will definately try to make one. I love using my glue gun!

Rachael said...

Those are too cute! You should totally market them to professional photographers, you'd make a ton!

Jessica said...

How cute! I have 2 baby showers coming up too! Thanks!

Days of Whine & Noses said...

those are cute But I think I'd be worried about choking hazard!

Visiting from SITS!

ninja*davis said...

Thanks so much for this adorable idea. I'm making one for a baby shower this week and including these instructions.

DIRECTIONS: When baby begins to scream & shout, ever so swiftly insert petal pout.