Homemade Baby Shower Gifts

Want something special for the baby shower? Homemade baby shower gifts always are unique and stand out from the rest. They often make a great keepsake to be treasured for a whole lifetime.

large diaper cake with a diaper base and a Minnie Mouse diaper snail placed on top, colors are red and a black Minnie Mouse hathomemade Minnie Mouse baby shower diaper cake

Something homemade is just a little bit more 'valuable' than a ready made gift. Here are DIY baby craft projects for all levels and even beginners will be able to do most of these easy crafts. However, if you still feel you cannot do it or if you do not have the time, you can always buy a homemade baby gift on creative platforms such as Etsy (www.etsy.com). 

Tips on where to best buy homemade diaper cakes can be found here. But before you go and buy a ready-made handmade gift, first check my instructions and see whether it is really impossible to do it yourself...!?



Best Homemade Baby Shower Gifts

New Baby Safety Pin Picture 

safety pins arranged in a frame symbolising the birth of a baby.quick and easy to make and so cool!

This idea is so cute and a great wall decoration for baby's nursery as well as one of the easiest homemade baby shower gifts there is! And also a really inexpensive baby shower gift idea.

All you need is: a picture frame, a piece of cardboard to cut out the passe-partout, a piece of pastel craft paper for the background, 8 large safety pins and 3 small safety pins. If you like, add some ribbon or a It's a girl / It's a boy sticker, on top.  You will surely agree, everybody can make this.

If you want to make a homemade baby shower congratulations card, this safety pin arrangement makes a great card cover, too.

Creative and Practical: Diaper Gifts

girl diaper snail in pink and green, the snail is wearing a striped baby hat in fuchsia and whitethe cutest baby shower gift idea: girl diaper snail

Diapers are always needed and if they are 'decorated' as nicely as in a diaper cake or a whimsical diaper animal, they sure make a great baby shower gift! Find everything you need to know about making a diaper gift - whether a pampers cake, a diaper bouquets or a diaper animal. Valuable tips, tricks and directions are included, too.




Baby Time Capsules

If you are close to the new mum such as a sister, best friend or sister in law, a baby time capsule makes a very individual and personal baby shower gift. This is an easy present to put together but it needs some preparation and must be well-planed ahead. Here you find all you need to know about baby time capsules, 50+ ideas on what to include in a baby time capsule gift and how to make your time capsule. 


Buy A Handmade Baby Gift

If you want to gift something handmade but you do not have the time or the skills to make it yourself, check out all these wonderful little craft shops selling online. To do so I recommend these two platforms: etsy.com and amazon handmade.

Amazon handmade is a special section within amazon for homemade baby shower gifts such as handmade shoes and clothing for babies, handmade baby toys, personalized door plaques, handmade nursery art and many more!

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Baby Bump Belly Cast

beautiful hand-painted baby bump belly cast

Create a baby bump model to always remember the (final) stage of pregnancy. A baby belly cast is a beautiful keepsake item for baby's nursery and an awesome homemade baby shower gift to treasure for a long time.

A belly casting kit is a great gift to be given by the BFF, sister or sister in law. You can give the kit together with a coupon to help do the belly cast, since a second person is always needed to do this. Doing the actual cast will take about 30 minutes, maybe also a full hour if you are 'a first time caster' :-)

You can also offer to decorate and hand-paint the belly cast with acrylic paint afterwards. 

There are baby belly casting kits as well as belly cast decorating kits. Even though, in regards to the decorating kit you can always just buy acrylic paint and some brushes on its own. Finish and  decorate the cast with sparkling rhinestones, fluffy feathers, plastic flowers, etc. to give it the icing on the cake.

As I said before a 3D baby belly model is such a great keepsake gift. On the other hand this will take quite a lot of space to display. So there's another option: turn mummy's pregnant belly into a work of art and make some photos to keep. For that purpose, there's a kit available, too. Using this kit will be fun for the whole family. The paints included in the kit are non-toxic, paraben-free, water based and FDA approved. They are easy to apply and to remove. So think about this kit as an alternative to the 'bulky' cast.

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Tips for making a perfect belly cast:

  • always follow the instructions on the belly cast kit!
  • apply lots of body lotion to the area where the cast is done
  • the cast needs to dry for at least 2 hours before you can paint it (always strictly follow the directions included in the kit if stated longer there)
  • the best time to do the belly cast is during week 30 and 35 of the pregnancy
  • the mom to be can sit while the upper cast is done but for the lower cast she must stand up - no lying position!
  • it is okay to leave the cast just white but even then it should get a clear coating as otherwise the cast might absorb moisture
  • it's best to do the cast in the bathroom directly and to use a canvas cover since it might become very messy

More Homemade Baby Shower Gifts

Cherry Pit Pillow

A homemade heating pad for baby is quite easy to make if you have a sewing machine and know how to use it. Alternatively to cherry pits you can also use spelt or buckwheat to fill the pillow. For instructions search google for 'homemade heating pad' or 'homemade baby cherry pit pillow'. If you want to buy a (personalized) baby cherry pit pillow check out etsy.com. 

Mommy Survival Kit

This large mason jar filled up with a lot of goodies that will help the soon-to-be mom or the new mom to get through any rough day. It is easy to make and you can even download and print out a cute label for your jar saying 'Open, enjoy and breathe - Tomorrow is a new day!' See all the details here: mom survival kit in a jar

Homemade Baby Gift Baskets

a white box filled with 4 diaper babies, a blue onesie and baby butt rash cream, a baby name band is fixed in front to personalize the basketpersonalized boy baby gift basket

A baby gift basket or mum & baby gift basket really is an easy project to make! You buy most of the ingredients and then just arrange them nicely in a basket and do a bit of decoration.

It is always nice to center your basket around a theme such as mum & baby gift basket, princess baby gift basket, (baby) food gift basket, baby books gift basket, luxury baby gift basket, etc.

Here are your instructions for a (themed) baby gift basket. 

a small, decorated basket filled with baby goodies such as baby shampoo, baby lotion, a bath sponge , baby spoons and a rubber ducky.quick and easy: small gift basket for baby girl



More great homemade baby shower gifts are baby blankets, a baby room plate, nursery wall letters and many more.

See these and more ideas and directions here: homemade baby gifts.


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