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.

Colorful Storage

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. 

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.

Animal Silhouettes

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.

Felt Bows

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. 

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. 

Custom Art

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. 

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.

Arm-Knitted Blanket

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. 

Pom-Pom Rug

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. 

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. 

Pom-Pom Blanket

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! 

Pom-Pom Hat

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. 

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. 

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. 

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