3 Easy DIY Baby Shower Decorations
Having three children, I know how much work goes into organizing a baby shower. Let’s take some of the stress out of it with these simple ideas. Plus, we’re even including a free printable for you to download to cut down on your prep time.
- Have guests bring a book for the baby instead of a card. (We have a great list for you below.)
- Pick a color theme: Are the parents-to-be having a boy or girl, or do you need a gender-neutral color?
- Make sure there’s a registry with potential books or other baby items (such as diapers) that the parents want. This will ensure that they don’t get two of everything.
Now, let’s get into those easy handmade baby shower décor ideas. You don’t need to go crazy getting expensive supplies. You probably have a lot of what you need at home already. We’re going to show you how to make a matching garland, cake topper, water bottle wrappers, and a sweet “books for baby” card to enclose with invitations. But first, download the printable, and print it on plain white card stock.
- White card stock — for printing our printable
- Scrapbook paper — using the color theme for the baby shower
- Lollipop sticks or wood skewers
- Hemp cord or durable string/thread/ribbon
- Cookie cutters
Water Bottle Instructions:
Remove the original labels from the water bottles. Use one as a template to cut strips of scrapbook paper the same size. Wrap those around the bottles and glue a small “oh baby” circle from the printable in the center.
Tip: Mix and match colors on the bottles so it’s easy for guests to identify theirs. You can use assorted patterns, colors, or shades.
If you have cookie cutters at home, bring them out now. You can get cookie cutters for just about anything these days, and the best part is not only are they great for tracing around to make a garland, but you can also then bake and decorate matching sugar cookies for the baby shower, too.
Trace around the cookie cutters with a pencil and cut each one out. Cut out the letters to form the words “oh baby” from the printable and attach those to scrapbook paper too. We used a drinking glass to make a perfect circle a little larger than each letter.
Attach the cutouts and words to a piece of hemp cord, spacing them evenly and attaching them with glue.
Cake Topper Instructions:
Cut a long, thin strip of scrapbook paper. Fold it in half and cut a triangle into the open end to make a flag. Fold the flag over a piece of hemp cord and glue the bottom of the flag. Alternate colors and patterns, and then attach the smallest letters from the printable to the flags to spell out “oh baby.” Tie the ends of the cord to lollipop sticks or wood skewers and pop it into the top of the cake.
The last thing you need to do is print the small card from the printable, letting guests know to bring a book for the baby.
Now you have a matching set of pretty baby shower décor items for under $10, if all you need to buy is paper and hemp cord.
As for the books, here’s a great list of books to add to the baby shower registry that are the perfect “books for baby.”
- Hush, Little Bunny by David Ezra Stein
- You Are My Happy by Hoda Kotb
- 1, 2, 3 with the 10 Little Rubber Ducks by Eric Carle
- Baby Oceanographer Board Book by Dr. Laura Gehl and Daniel Wiseman
- Where The Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
- Good Day, Good Night Board Book by Margaret Wise Brown
- Animal Babies Like To Play by Jennifer Adams
- You Made Me A Dad by Laurenne Sala
- Dear Boy by Paris Rosenthal and Jason Rosenthal
- A Parade of Elephants by Kevin Henkes
- How Do I Love Thee? by Jennifer Adams and Christopher Silas Neal
- Paddington by Michael Bond