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Summer Baby Shower Goodies

By Ellen Luckett Baker

Is the stork visiting your friends or family soon? We wouldn’t be surprised as July is the most popular birth month.

If you are planning a baby shower, here are some sweet and simple printable invitations, cupcake toppers and a flag bunting to give your event a handmade touch while keeping your budget in check. So grab the scissors and away you go!

Baby Shower Elephant Cupcake Toppers

Simply print out a sheet of these circles on card stock, cut them out and use a glue stick to adhere two circles back-to-back on an extra long toothpick. If you have any scrapbooking friends with a circle cutter, that could be helpful. I just cut mine by hand. The best tip I’ve seen for detailed cutting is to move the paper and not the scissors as you change direction. This makes for cleaner edges.

Click here to download the cupcake toppers.
Pictured: delicious coconut cupcakes from the Atlanta Cupcake Factory. Yum.

Baby Shower Elephant Baby Bunting

Print these on card stock as well. I used some crocheted trim to string my bunting, but you could use rope, twine, fishing line, or whatever you have on hand. This would also be nice attached to a line with clothespins. For the wide trim, I cut slits in either side of each triangle then ran the trim on the front side for a decorative effect. You could use a hole punch if that’s easier. The bunting is just the right size to hang in a doorway, on the mantel or over a mirror.

Click here to download the bunting.

DIY Baby Shower Elephant Invitations

There are two A6 size invitations on this sheet, so print as many as you need on card stock. Cut the invitations down to size and then run them through your printer again with your custom text. A rounded corner punch helps finish the corners.

Click here to download the invitations.
Note:You’ll want to set up your Word document for A6 paper size (4.13″ x 5.83″). Of course if you have photo editing software, you can just edit the .pdf file.

About the Author

Ellen Luckett Baker

Ellen Luckett Baker is the author of the long thread, a blog about handmade goods. She has always enjoyed making things, but the flexibility of staying a...

Ellen Luckett Baker is the author of the long thread, a blog about handmade goods. She has always enjoyed making things, but the flexibility of staying at home with her two daughters along with the creative inspiration they provide has led her to craft on a daily basis. Combining her love of graphic design and sewing, she has created an Etsy shop selling machine embroidery designs and sewing patterns.

Ellen lives in Atlanta with her husband and two young daughters. She holds a B.A. in Art History and a Master’s of Public Administration with a focus in Non-Profit Management.

Ellen recently wrote 1, 2, 3 Sew: Build Your Skills with 33 Simple Sewing Projects her crafting book. She is crazy talented!

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  • Sally

    July 16, 2009 at 10:31 am

    I love the printable designs.

  • Shannon

    July 16, 2009 at 10:55 am

    So sweet. I’m expecting a baby boy in November and this is perfect. Adorable.

  • laura

    July 16, 2009 at 11:14 am

    these are beautiful!

  • amy

    July 16, 2009 at 11:28 am


  • RookieMom Heather

    July 16, 2009 at 11:46 am

    Super cute designs! I love the cheap but chic angle. 🙂

  • Delilah

    July 16, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    Sooo cute! Thanks for the printables!

  • Katja of Skimbaco

    July 16, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    These look so cute!!

  • riksu

    July 17, 2009 at 2:18 am

    So cute! Thanks for sharing – I’m hosting a babyparty later this year (my first) 🙂

  • Lyndsay@LouLouBell

    July 20, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    These are adorable! Bookmarking!

  • Crafters100

    July 21, 2009 at 12:20 am

    Thank you for sharing these.

  • Amanda

    July 21, 2009 at 9:28 am

    These are just adorable!!! Thanks for sharing!
    God bless-

  • Lesley

    July 23, 2009 at 8:49 am

    Thanks so much! You just made my life a whole lot easier.

  • Susan

    July 23, 2009 at 11:13 am

    I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

  • Hoya Mom

    July 29, 2009 at 4:22 am

    Thank you. so very cute.