Cute and Quick Baby Gifts
These handmade baby shower gift ideas will help you welcome the new arrival. We've got easy crafts for creating meaningful newborn baby gifts.
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Transform a plain basket into a colorful piece of decor with a stripe of paint. Simply tape off the bottom of the basket and paint with acrylic paint. Let dry and fill with fun toys for baby.
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Fun Felt Fox
This is such a cute baby gift! Create a custom toy with just a bit of wool roving and toy eyes. Made for decoration, this adorable felt fox toy is the perfect dose of cuteness for baby's room.
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Animal silhouettes cut from plain white cardstock and mounted on colorful patterned paper are one of our favorite baby shower gift ideas. They can be customized for a boy or a girl, or they can be gender-neutral. Adhere the papers to a white mat board that has been cut to fit inside a frame, and finish this gift up by tying ribbon around the frame.
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Welcome baby girl with a set of handmade hair bows. This newborn baby gift is easy to make and can be customized with any colors you like!
Here's how to make it:
- 1-3/8 x 7-1/2-inch wool felt strip
- 1-3/8 x 4-inch wool felt strip
- 1-5/8 x 2-1/2-inch wool felt rectangle
- 7 x 3/4-inch glitter ribbon (optional)
- Hot-glue gun and glue sticks
- Metal alligator hair clip
1) Hot-glue the short ends of the 1-3/8 x 7-1/2-inch wool felt strip together to make a loop.
2) Pinch loop in center; hot-glue front and back together to make loops.
3) Cut a V-shape notch on each end of the 1-3/8 x 4-inch wool felt strip. Hot-glue pinched portion of loops to center top of notched strip.
4) Wrap the 1-5/8 x 2-1/2-inch wool felt piece around center of bow and hot-glue in back.
5) Hot-glue a metal alligator hair clip to the back.
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Kid Height Ruler
This fun baby shower gift grows with them! Transform a purchased 2x6-inch board into a height ruler that hangs in babies room. To create, use a stencil to add measurements to the board. Finish with a quick coat of sealer.
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Add a cheery message or sweet sentiment to the nursery with this DIY artwork. It's quick, inexpensive, and they'll have a gift that grows with them.
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Pretty Alphabet Letters
Cover papier-mache letter blocks with a variety of colorful scrapbook papers to assemble an alphabet collage, spell out a name, or compose a saying for a wall. Use each letter as a template to trace its shape onto the back of paper, cut out the shapes, and glue them to the blocks that have been painted with a coordinating color. Trim away any excess paper using a craft knife.
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Handmade baby shower presents don't have to be difficult to make! This arm-knit blanket is a show stopping baby gift yet super easy to make. Choose a soft yarn to snuggle baby.
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Add a sweet touch to baby's nursery with this handmade rug. Fluffy yarn poms mean it will be super soft for playtime yet stylish enough to leave out all day.
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Family Finger Puppets
Have mom or dad entertain the little one with these adorable felt finger puppets. Created to look like family members, these sentimental toys are a baby shower gift they'll treasure forever.
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This baby boy gift idea wows in shades of blue. Add fun handmade poms to a purchased blanket for a handmade gift they'll love. You can make it for baby girl, too!
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This no-sew hat is the cutest way to bundle up baby. Transform a plain stocking hat into a stylish statement piece with colorful pom-poms.
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DIY Photo Display
This baby shower gift idea is perfect for showcasing sentimental family photos. Create a photo hanging frame with just a few simple supplies. Present it during the baby shower with a few of your favorite photos.
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Girly Treasure Chest
This baby girl gift idea is perfect for holding small keepsakes. To make, stack stretched 12×12-inch canvas frames (with the centers cut out and removed) to make two central compartments. Form the base with legs screwed into a piece of pinewood. The top is a painted 12x24-inch canvas lined with patterned cardstock.