Homemade Baby Shower Gift Ideas
Baby Shower Gifts Galore
Baby showers are as popular today as they were in the early 1900s, when moms began to be "showered" with gifts for both themselves and their new baby. When it comes to baby shower gifts, the possibilities are endless! There are literally thousands of baby items one can purchase today, from inexpensive to extravagant and everything in between, and the choices only get more numerous each year!
If you want to avoid this marketing mayhem, perhaps cut costs, and go back to the basics, there is nothing warmer or more heartfelt than homemade baby shower gifts. In fact, the number of homemade baby shower gift ideas is almost as endless as those you can buy! And homemade baby shower gifts can still be classy, clever, cute, and competitive, all at the same time!
Homemade Baby Shower Gift Ideas
If you are looking for some ideas for homemade baby shower gifts, here are just a few to get you started:
Hand-Painted Baby T-shirts, Bibs, Sheets, or Pillowcases: This fantastic baby shower gift idea can even be used as a group activity at the baby shower itself! Simply purchase some plain (white) baby T-shirts, sheets, or pillowcases (or any other item you can think of) and create your own unique design by finger painting, spray painting, or using special clothing paint. Decorate with materials, ribbons, buttons, sequins, et cetera. You can create a set using the same design, choose a children's theme or cartoon character, follow a color scheme... Anything goes!
Baby Shower Scrapbook: This memorable baby shower gift is a mom's favorite and can be enjoyed long after the baby shower is over and the baby has grown up. For this homemade gift, you can either make the scrapbook from scratch (using your own paper and means of bounding the pages together), or you can purchase a blank scrapbook to get you started. The baby shower scrapbook can be one person's present, or it can be a group gift from all of the guests. The possibilities are endless when it comes to scrapbook décor. Each page can be decorated with artwork, with a note, a tip, a famous quote, and more. Pages of the scrapbook can follow a timeline, such as "baby's earliest memories," "baby's first pictures," "baby's first drawing," "baby's hair," et cetera. You can paste pictures of the parents-to-be and/or of the baby shower guests in the scrapbook, as well include the baby shower cards. For a truly innovative homemade baby shower scrapbook, create a uniquely shaped scrapbook, such as in the shape of a baby bottle or T-shirt. Create an one-of-a-kind cover using sequins, ribbons, buttons, colors, designs, pictures, writing, or anything else you can think of!
Homemade Baby Shower Picture Frames: When it comes to baby shower gift ideas, you can never go wrong with classic picture frames! With homemade picture frames you can create a gift that is a class above the rest in terms of style, originality, warmness, charm, and taste! You can purchase a plain wooden or metal frame and personalize or decorate it yourself using paints and materials, or you can make the entire frame yourself! Go online or to the library to find scores of ideas on how to make picture frames from scratch. For a really eye-catching gift, make a set of picture frames of various sizes or create uniquely shaped picture frames.
For memories that will last forever, nothing beats homemade baby shower gifts!