Make your own baby shower decorations instead of spending an arm and a leg while planning a baby shower. The expectant mother will think more time went into preparations than actually did as most of the decorations can be made rather quickly. Fun, homemade baby shower items include using a clothesline, creatively placing ABC blocks and making a decorative wreath centrepiece. Present the handmade gifts to the mother-to-be and watch her face light up at the gesture.
Stretch a clothesline across the living or party room where you plant to host the baby shower.
Collect baby items including onesies, baby boots, socks, bibs and pacifiers.
Hang the items you collected across the clothesline.
Gather or purchase ABC baby blocks.
Spell the name of the mother-to-be's baby with the blocks. If you don't know the name, place the blocks side-by-side until they spell "welcome baby."
Add a personal touch using tea light candles or small flowers, including baby's breath. Place baby's breath above and below the ABC blocks. Put tea light candles on either side of the ABC blocks to accent your decoration. Choose candle colours that complement the shades of your ABC blocks.
Purchase a plain wreath at your local craft store.
Match the wreath type to the theme. Different types of wreaths include straw, pine and ivy. For example, if you are planning on throwing a baby shower based on the "Three Little Pigs" nursery rhyme, straw would best fit your decorating needs.
Draw or colour a sign that says "congratulations", "welcome baby" and "baby's name." Jot down creative ideas and sayings. Anything that comes to mind will work here.
Tie letters from the sign onto the wreath with a string.
Choose baby items, including pacifiers, small, hand-held rattles and pink or blue hair ribbons. Tie on baby items with a string.
Give the wreath as as gift to the future mother. She might want to use the wreath when deciding on a decorating theme for her baby room.
Allot enough time for made-by-hand baby shower decorations.
Watch where you place your lit tea light candles. Keep them far enough away from the baby's breath and blocks to avoid starting a fire.
Tips and warnings
- Allot enough time for made-by-hand baby shower decorations.
- Watch where you place your lit tea light candles. Keep them far enough away from the baby's breath and blocks to avoid starting a fire.