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Are you looking for adorable yet useful baby shower gifts? We all know that there are a lot of lovely gifts out there. But sometimes it can feel impossible to find the perfect one for your friend or co-worker. That’s why today we will talk about another option: baby shower gifts DIY.

If you love to be crafty (or even if you don’t!), this article is for you. Time to get creative and thoughtful 😉 

In the following, I will give you some great DIY baby shower ideas to create something totally unique. Read on for the amazing tips and tricks to make a gift that the mom-to-be will love.

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Pacifier clips

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Pacifier clips are cute gifts and they are easier to make than you would think. You can create gorgeous pacifier clips using only a few things such as string, clip, wooden/silicone beads, and a teether. Don’t know how? Check out this quick tutorial.

Note: Since baby’s chew on everything make sure all the items are baby safe! 

Swaddle blanket or sack

Swaddling is great because it keeps the baby warm and helps them sleep better. Thus, every mom needs a few swaddle blankets or sacks to keep their baby snug. You can make a lovely swaddle blanket on your own for the mom-to-be. Just choose a nice fabric, look for your sewing kit, and follow this guide. Don’t worry, it’s enough if you have basic sewing skills!

This is a fun idea since you can pick unique designs and fabrics!

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Wooden growth chart ruler

The next baby shower gifts DIY idea is the wooden growth chart ruler. Without a doubt, it is an excellent gift for every expectant mom. She can place it in the nursery, so it will be at hand to record the height of their baby when they start to walk. Take a look at this amazing step-by-step tutorial and make a superb growth chart ruler. You can make it more unique by writing the name of the baby on the ruler or using colors that match the nursery.

Floral monogram

What about a beautiful DIY floral monogram to decorate the door of the nursery or the nursery itself? I think it’s a lovely idea!

To create a floral letter, you will need a wooden letter (the first letter of the baby’s name) – here the larger the better (usually)! -, a hot glue gun, string, and some fake flowers. Once you have everything you need, glue the flowers to the front side of the wooden letter. Make sure that the letter is completely covered. Then, on the backside, glue a piece of string to create a handle. This way, the letter can be hung up on the door or wall using a nail.

Diapering essentials box

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Giving a diapering essentials box to the mom-to-be is a thoughtful idea. She will certainly appreciate it! Simply collect all the essentials such as diapers, baby wipes, onesies, washcloths, socks, and place them in a nice-looking box. If you want to take this idea to the next level, then create diaper babies (or some other fun shape) from the items before placing them into the box.

Diaper bag

If you know how to sew, you can also design a unique and stylish diaper bag for your pregnant friend or co-worker. It’s best to make one that has plenty of pockets to help her keep all the diapering essentials organized. For a great tutorial, take a look at this site.

Baby playmat

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Every mom and baby needs a soft playmat that they can fold up and take with them anywhere.

This playtime essential is considered an easy sewing project so don’t be afraid to have a go at it. All you have to do is to follow the instructions in this tutorial and you can be assured that this innovative gift will have great success at the baby shower.

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Fabric baby book

Do you have a lot of fabric scraps at home? You could use them to create a fabric baby book and surprise with it the mom-to-be. You can sew a book for learning either the colors or the alphabet. You can include blank pages or create fun journal prompt pages for baby’s first year of life (and beyond!). Make it as simple or complex as you’d like- you’re friend will love it! 

Crocheted shoes/blanket

If you know how to crochet you can create one of the best baby shower gifts DIY: you can make a pair of crocheted shoes and/or a blanket for the baby. Just make sure to look up some cute free patterns to crochet them. It’s such a lovely gift idea!

Baby girl headbands

If the person you want to gift is expecting a baby girl, then it means that you can also think about girl accessories as a gift. The best is to create a few adorable baby headbands. For example, this cute knot bow headband is easy to make.

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Photo album

Personalized photo albums always have huge success at baby showers. Grab some scrapbooking supplies and create an album using glitter, fabrics, colorful paper, stickers, and anything else you can find at home. The parents will love having a unique album where they can keep their adorable baby photos!

Crib mobile

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Our next baby shower gift idea is a crib mobile. This accessory is very popular since it can entertain, soothe, and distract the baby in their crib. Plus it adds charm to the nursery.

If you know the color of the baby’s nursery, you can make a crib mobile in matching colors. Regarding the theme and style, your options are limitless. Use it as a perfect opportunity to come up with something creative. For inspiration, check out these adorable handmade crib mobile ideas.

Survival kit for the mom-to-be

Usually, when it comes to baby shower gifts, everything is about the baby. This is why it may be a fantastic idea to think about the pregnant mama as well and give her a survival kit. What should this kit contain? Whatever you think would help the new mom after giving birth. Take a nice box and fill it with essentials such as some chocolate, energy bars, wet wipes, Advil, little cards with inspirational quotes, a book, etc. It can also help if you know what her hobbies are. Try to make this kit as special as possible!

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As you can see you don’t have to spend a lot of money to give something unique to your pregnant friend that they’d absolutely love. Feel free to choose any of the above-mentioned ideas for baby shower gifts homemade or use them as inspiration to come up with a more special one, and create an adorable gift!

Which of these DIY baby shower gifts did you like the most? Let me know in the comments below!