When planning a baby shower, there are a lot of things to think about! Baby shower decorations set the mood of the party and get everyone jazzed up. If you are like me, you want the baby shower decorations to look great but also be useful whenever possible. That is why I came up with this clever list of DIY baby shower decorations that double as gifts.
These Homemade DIY Baby Shower Decorations Can Double As Gifts:
Planning a baby shower can be a lot of work. However, here are some ideas to make it more affordable and convenient. When it comes to baby shower decorations, you want fun and festive to coincide with practical and affordable. Here are a few DIY baby shower decorations that can keep on being useful to the new mother long after the baby shower ends.
Picking A Theme For Baby Shower Decorations
The first task will be picking a theme for homemade baby shower decorations. If you know the nursery theme, you can use the same theme. In this way it will be even easier for your baby shower decorations to double as gifts.
If you don’t know the nursery theme or one has not yet been chosen, you will want to chose gender neutral baby shower decorations. This ensures that they may be able to go with any theme that is chosen at a later date. For example, you might chose rainbow baby shower decorations or teddy bear baby shower decorations since those could look cute with anything! A consistent baby shower theme ties things together and ups the cuteness factor to next level.
Baby Shower Yard Sign
Don’t forget the baby shower yard sign! This will help all of the baby shower guests find the right house and start things off on a festive note. You can make a cute DIY baby shower sign like this or you can use DIY letter boxes (like those shown in the photo above). Have everyone sign the baby shower yard sign as a great keepsake and be fun to display in the nursery.
Paper Lanterns As Decor
Printed paper lantern globes are a fun way to bring color and cheer to your baby shower party. You can use pre-printed paper lanterns like the Pooh Little Hunny Printed Lanterns above or you can get solid colors and paint on your own designs so that they will match the nursery theme. They will be fun decorations for the party and then they will make great nursery decor afterwards!
Baby Shower Table Decorations
Use cute baby items for the table centerpiece that the mom can add to her nursery afterwards. Pacifiers tied with bows make great table decorations sprinkled around or used as table place settings with names of guests attached. There are lots of ways to be creative with this!
A big, beautiful diaper cake can serve as a beautiful table centerpiece. Then after the party, the expectant mother can enjoy all the baby goodies inside. You can make your own diaper cake with items from her registry or you can choose from ready-made diaper cakes.
Other homemade baby shower decorations for tables include a teddy bears centerpiece, ballon bouquets, baby bottles filled with colorful candy, and hair bows. Yet another fun idea for table decor is mason jars filled with small baby items such as rattles and baby spoons.
Fresh flowers (or even paper flowers) in the color scheme that matched the sex of the baby also make cute centerpieces. They are an inexpensive way of announcing the gender of the baby. For example blue hydrangeas are lovely if you are expecting a little boy. Pink carnations are great if you are expecting a baby girl.
Some of these same ideas can be used by the family member that sets up the gift table.
DIY Decorative Garland
You’ve got to have a baby shower banner in your party area to announce the big occasion to the world. You can make your own decorative garland for your baby shower party by starting with a twine and adding cute and useful baby goodies to it, attached by clothes line clips. Hang baby onesies, baby pacifiers, and small baby toys to make your own adorable DIY decorative garland. Baby shoes or even a baby shoes cut out would be another good idea. If you want to step it up a notch, you could also start with a decorative garland like the one above and add your baby items to that. This way the new mom will enjoy the new baby items long after the party ends!
You can make your own baby mobile or buy a pre-made one. Have the baby mobile serve double duty as a cute chandelier-type decoration for the baby shower party over a table. Then it can move to the nursery for the baby’s enjoyment after the party. This great idea can be made with just a few simple items from the craft store.
Card that Doubles as Artwork
Get or make an extra large baby shower card that can then be framed after the baby shower and double as artwork in the baby nursery. Everyone can sign the card, and it will be a great memory for the mom. You can also use a page from a children’s book that has a pretty illustration for this purpose. Try to match the baby nursery theme if possible.
Potted Plants Instead Of Balloons
Burst of color are always welcome but use plants instead of balloons as your DIY baby shower decorations. They are more eco-friendly and can double as gifts. Potted plants are pretty, classy decorations, that can be used long after the baby shower is over. These decorations can do double work and be given as party favors!
The best part of this happy day is that it is a chance to celebrate and share special time with close friends. Whether you use rubber ducks or tassel garland, baby shower décor that can be used for baby is sure to appreciated. Things like baby clothes are just so cute! If they match your specific theme, go ahead and display them in a fun way!
I am a waste-not-want-not kind of girl, so when it comes to baby shower diy decorations, I say make them work double time and serve as baby shower gifts too! Truly awesome baby shower decorations shouldn’t have to get thrown away – they should be reused and keep bringing back fun memories of the shower. I hope you enjoyed these suggestions for DIY baby shower decorations. I’d love to hear some of your ideas for creative, awesome baby shower DIY decor in the comments.