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Post your baby shower gift ideas here...mobiles, diaper cakes, and more!!!

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The birth of a baby is a year round celebration.  Showers are a great opporitunity to give handmade gifts from the heart.  I think nothing makes a better gift than a beautiful handmade keepsake.

Here are a few ideas I like, please add your ideas, instuctionals, or tutorials for handmade baby shower gifts here!


Mobiles are a favorite gift of mine to make for baby-to-be's nursery.  Here are a few different kinds and links to their instructions.

polka dot mobile


ribbon mobile


felt bird mobile


Another popular shower gift idea is the ever popular diaper cake...


Here is an instructional video about making your own diaper cake...


Another gift i have made in the past are hand painted or decoupaged wooden name letters... like these:

They sell these types of wooden letters and many other styles at most craft stores,  They are reasonably priced and very easy to decorate to match the decor of any nursery!


I look forward to seeing you ideas for baby shower gifts!!! Please post your ideas and pictures here!



by on Jan. 11, 2009 at 9:19 AM
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wendyms
by on May. 17, 2009 at 7:56 AM


Quoting KristinaO129:

This is a canvas bag I painted as part of a baby shower gift for a friend who is having a baby boy soon & has a jungle themed room.

This looks great! How did you make it? Where did you find such a wonderful picture for it?

KristinaO129
by on May. 17, 2009 at 10:02 AM

In response to wendyms... thanks for the compliment, it was done just with basic craft paints & I freehanded the picture. I just looked at a couple pictures to get some ideas 1st, then sketched it on paper & penciled it in on the bag before actually painting, but the zebra stripes, leaves & all that I just did as I went along. Sorry there's no pattern to share with ya, it all pretty much came from my creativity.  : )  

craftlover
by on May. 17, 2009 at 12:28 PM

Hi All,

I have an idea. However, making it could be a different story.  My thought is:  knitting some stuffed animals and suspend those  with either a crocheted chain or knitted I-cord in different colours.  For the top, I would use one of those round plastic hoops that is used to hang cross-stiitch and cover it with batting and baby pattern material (maybe receiving blanket material). Anyway, I haven't tried it yet but i intend to.  If I can figure out how to put it together I'll try to post it.

Regards,

Louise (aka Craftlover).knitting

 

 

 

 

wendyms
by on May. 17, 2009 at 5:53 PM


Quoting KristinaO129:

In response to wendyms... thanks for the compliment, it was done just with basic craft paints & I freehanded the picture. I just looked at a couple pictures to get some ideas 1st, then sketched it on paper & penciled it in on the bag before actually painting, but the zebra stripes, leaves & all that I just did as I went along. Sorry there's no pattern to share with ya, it all pretty much came from my creativity.  : )  

I am even more impressed. I was hoping you used an iron on transfer so I could easily duplicate it, but not surprised that it isn't. You did a fantastic job with it! If the person you made it for doesn't fully appreciate it then you can send it to me!

vmommy
by on May. 22, 2009 at 8:47 PM

These are hanger dividers I made for my friend, and I also sell.

elena

ValRiggs
by on Jun. 10, 2009 at 8:19 PM

At Sisterly Creations, we make custom Diaper Cakes, Towel Cakes, Baby Wash Cloth Lollipops, Baby Sock Roses/Bouquets, and Much More!! Here are some photos of our recent work:

(You can e-mail us at SisterlyCreations@ymail.com for more information)


Sisterly Creations-Valerie & Amber


veg4animals2006
by on Jul. 7, 2009 at 4:23 PM





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veg4animals2006
by on Jul. 7, 2009 at 4:25 PM

Also, if you ladies want to learn how to make the adorable diaper cakes, diaper bears/babies, and other diaper gifts that you see posted here be sure to check out the CafeMom group Diaper Gifts 101. :)

Heartfullx4
by on Jul. 8, 2009 at 8:09 AM

Do you know where you can buy the top pieces for the mobiles? I really love the second one! Thanks

Quoting frostyone77:

I made a butterfly mobile for my duaghters room from teh Creative Keepsakes Magazie. Here are some ideas.

 

Butterfly Mobile


strbutterflyros
by on Jul. 9, 2009 at 2:18 PM

HERE IS A DIAPER CAKE I MADE FOR A FRIEND. THE PICTURE ISNT COMPLETE I ADDED  SHREDDED TISSUE UNDER EACH LEVEL. AND ALITTLE FROG ON TOP.  THERE ARE SIZED ONE DIAPERS AND WASH CLOTHES BABY SPOON AND BABY TRAVEL SOAPS AND LOTIONS. THEN I WRAPPED RECEIVING BLANKETS AROUND THEM

 

 

I ALSO MADE CHOCOLATE COVERED OREOS FOR THE SHOWER FOR FAVORS AND LITTLE CHOCOLATE DUCKS

 

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I ALSO MADE SOME INVITED FOR DIFFERENT SHOWERS

 

 

 

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