Best Baby Shower Gifts That Are Easy To Make
On Tuesday I shared all sorts of inspiration for your baby shower planning. Today I wanted to show you some excellent DIY baby shower gifts. I tried to find things which don’t require sewing or any special skills like knitting. Although, in my opinion, you should learn to knit. It’s so relaxing and handmade baby sweaters are the sweetest gift. Also babies are small so their sweaters take nearly no time.
How thoughtful is this gift basket I saw on The Felt Mouse’s flickr stream. It’s everything you need to make your own homemade baby food. So nice for the new mom who probably has no clue where to even begin making her own food.
These hand towel bibs require a very, teeny, tiny, miniscule amount of sewing. I know I said no sewing, but these are too cute to leave off my list. Aside from finishing the edges where you cut the opening for the bib, these come together with one simple lollipop shaped cut. I had a couple of very drooly little teethers, so I know first hand how handy a lot of bibs are to have around.
If you really refuse to sew, you could put together this simple pretty nightlight shade. This is just cutting and pasting, like in kindergarten!
The DIY network offers up a list of five gifts for baby showers. The one I think would be most effective is a diaper changing station. I never used our changing table (which thankfully was just the top of a dresser with a pad). Instead I kept changing supplies in a basket in the living room where we spent most of our time. This was especially useful when my son was a baby because leaving a two-and-a-half year old alone while changing her rival’s diaper could have resulted in serious mayhem. Something like this toy caddy filled with all the diaper changing essentials (including a washable pad to protect the floor or sofa where you change the baby) would make an excellent gift.
Have you seen the beautiful Book Bushels from Storyopolis? I love the look of them, and you could easily make your own by customizing the books and toys you include based on the parents-to-be’s preferences. It would be sweet to include all your family’s favorites, especially if you have kids of your own. Here’s a resource to find the bushel baskets online, they might even be reused in the baby’s nursery for toy storage.
Baby Shower season is closing, now you’re more ready.
Here’s an additional easy to make Baby Shower Gift: How to Make a Really Useful Diaper Cake… Hide Booze Inside.
You may also enjoy reading this…
Necessities for Baby’s First Year: The Baby-Gift-a-Month Club,
Best Baby Shower Ideas and Inspiration (Part 1),
Great Baby Shower Ideas, Invites & Favors (Part 2),
Skipping the Baby Registry: Yay or Nay?,
Because Pregnancy Makes You Crazy, Period
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