If you don’t know yet how I feel about gender reveal parties, the answer is AWESOME! Any excuse to throw a party is GREAT by us and I think gender reveals are the funnest little trend that has popped up in the last few years. Getting together with your loved ones, taking guesses, making lots of girl and boy themed decorations! I love it all! And I especially love the actual big reveal!! There are so many fun ways I’ve seen to make the announcement, confetti poppers, cake, silly string, but my new favorite has definitely got to be this DIY nesting doll idea.
Traditional Russian matryoshka dolls get a minimal coat of paint and the very last little one is blue or pink, depending on your expected little one’s gender! Don’t you always feel like when you’re opening nesting dolls, “When on earth is the last one going to come?! They can’t get any smaller!” ? Can you just image that anticipation building up more and more as all your loved ones get excited to see what new little babe they can welcome into the world?!
I just love the thought so much. PLUS it’s not messy like all of the ideas I just mentioned at the beginning of this post! AND (this just keeps getting better huh? :D ) you can then use the dolls for decor at the party, your baby shower and/or in your new baby’s room! I’ve just added these little guy’s to Stella’s room decor and I love them so much! I think I’m also going to get a bare set for my room cus I just love the unfinished wood look so much!
- Unfinished wood nesting dolls //
- Spray paint, one neutral color, one pink or blue //
- Primer, if not included in your spray paint
This project is SO EASY. It’s literally like one step!
- Unnest your dolls and give a couple coats of spray paint! Used here was Rustoleum Granite and Krylon Ballet Slipper, both in satin/matte finish. Both these colors have primer in them but if your chosen colors do not, be sure to give your dolls a coat or two of primer first!
- Wait a couple hours for the paint to dry!
If I ever have another baby, I’m definitely doing this idea for the gender reveal! Even if I don’t have a party, I’m still going to make the dolls and take a picture to post to social media and send to family for the announcement. I love a clever announcement even if it’s just for Facebook! :)
If you want more fun gender reveal ideas, with lots of food inspiration and pretty colors, check out this party!