How about a cute, personalized sign for the nursery that accents the decor? They have nice ones for boys here: http://www.mysweetandsour.com/ The artist is a mom.
My best friend MADE my twins a crocheted blanket & scrapbooks for each of them. Unfortunately I don’t have the time to do that, but I’d still like to get her something a little more “sentimental” or “personal” (my sister & I already bought her a swing). She is having a boy & the shower is next weekend. Any ideas? Thanks!
Since you are friends, add a gift that is personal between the two of you for the little one, Maybe something made up with the boys name on it, a blanket, or a personalized outfit with the name on it, with a baby history book that she can keep track of all the events and special things in the child’s life. Of course, a months free box of diapers wouldn’t hurt..lol… Good luck..
what are some good ideas for things to put into a gift bag for a baby shower?
I’m about to have a baby shower this month and really need some ideas for things to put into a gift bag for everyone that comes to the baby shower. the baby shower is for a boy.
right now I have little baby bottles with candy in them. Then for the ones that win the games they get scented candles. I kind of wanted to put more then just candy.
there is about 30 people coming to the baby shower
The candy idea is great, edible favors are always a good route to take. I would think the baby bottles might get expensive and will probably get tossed in the end. I thought this was an adorable idea, http://www.pwponline.com/the-nest-egg–scented-egg-soap-in-nest-.html
Homemade gift ideas for a baby shower…?
I need some ideas of cheap, hand made gifts for myself to make a gift for a family member expecting a baby boy. I like the idea of the hooded towels and the diaper cakes, also a diaper wreath would be great. I just need to know how to make them and what all I will need. Thanks for all who can help!
I make diaper wreaths and cakes for a side job. It’s pretty easy maybe not your first time but once you get the hang of it it’s not too bad. It’ll take you 2-3 hours.
For a three tier diaper cake you’ll need:
Curling ribbon choose colors that are appropriate for the sex of the baby/theme of the shower or theme of the cake.
An empty cardboard tube for wrapping paper or paper towel.
A bottle 8 oz. Filled with candies for mom such as kisses or candy corn
Either 2 receiving blankets and a decorative bib/burp rag or some pretty fabric ribbon (about 2 inches thick).
A few odds and ends to add to the cake. I always choose 4 wash cloths, a bar of Johnson’s soap, a baby brush and comb set, booties, socks, rattles, spoons, thermometer, nail clipper set (just small things to attach here and there.)
Something for the top like a small stuffed animal or toy. Remember that it will need to be tied down or safety pinned to some ribbon.
37 diapers size one or two.
Safety pins or diaper pins
A base such as a cardboard cake plate or a plastic plate even a pizza pan.
Start by using your paper towel sized cardboard tube. If you are sending the cake through the mail or transporting it you will want to hot glue the tube to the center of the plate. If not, set the plate aside and place the cake on it once done. Unfold the first diaper leaving the tabs tucked the way they are originally and wrap it with the crotch of the diaper facing the tube VERY tightly all the way around the tube. Continue to do this with a total of 19 diapers for your bottom tier. It’s always nice to have a second set of hands to help hold it together for you. Tie off with ribbon (I always tie 3 ribbons around the cake to ensure stability if the ribbon were to snap.) Cut your cardboard tube at about half the length of a diaper into the second tier. Place your bottle of candies on top of that, your second and top tier will hold it in place. Do the same wrapping and tying technique for the second tier using 14 diapers. Do the same wrapping and tying technique for your top tier using 4 diapers.
Now’s the fun part! If you’re using fabric ribbon, cut the lengths around the middle of each tier and secure tightly with safety pins. If you’re using receiving blankets, fold your blanket in a triangle and then continue to fold it under until you’ve reached the size of the height of the diapers, wrap around your cake and fasten with safety pins. If you’re using a bib on the top tier, fasten the neck band and place around the bottle that’s sticking out of the top and then tie some curling ribbon around it on top and bottom to hold it into place. If you’re using a burp rag for the top tier, just fold it to the size of the height of the diapers and safety pin it into place. Tuck your items into the ribbon, or tie them onto the cake, or tuck them inside your first layer of diapers, or you can pin washcloths and such onto your fabric ribbon. You can use the curling ribbon and make pretty curls to hide any ties or pins. Tie your stuffed animal or toy around the bottle sticking out of the top. Add a few curling ribbons here and there to make it pretty and to hide any imperfections. Place onto plate.
I’ve also used mobiles in the center of the cake and let the arm come up about 3-4 inches from the top and the toys dangle over the cake.
For a diaper wreath:
Get a Styrofoam ring
a package of diapers (amount varies by size of ring you get)
a toy or baby item for each diaper
Open your diaper up and place crotch side to the ring and tie both ends of diaper together and ring with curling ribbon. Add item to the curling ribbon. Continue to do this until ring is full.
You can dangle a stuffed animal or “baby sleeping” door hanger from the center of the ring if you like.
27 size one or two diapers
White curling ribbon.
1 outfit 3-6 months or 6-9 months
either a bottle and a toy or two toys (something for the “baby” to hold in each hand)
might possibly need safety pins depending upon the size of the outfit, it may need rolled up a bit here and there and fastened.
Take your first diaper and open it up leaving the tabs the way they come and roll tightly. Roll your second diaper around it and continue to do so (very tightly!) with 15 diapers. Tie off around the outside in the center of the diapers with ribbon. Then tie a length of ribbon on each side of the diapers about 1/2 inch to the edge. You’ll need these ribbons to secure your arms and legs. Set this piece aside.
Then take 8 more diapers and do the same for your “head” with the same wrapping and tying techniques. Make sure your ribbon is really tight.
Run a ribbon through the middle of the “body” (1st piece) and make sure it’s even on both ends, run it up to where you will join the head and then run it through the center of the head and tie it tightly in the back of the body.
Now time to make your arms and legs…
Unfold one diaper and roll it length wise crotch in REALLY tightly. Tie it SEVERAL times every 1/4 inch or so all the way up the roll. Do this with four diapers.
To attach them to your baby, hold them up to the body and decide how far you want them to protrude. Generally mine hang off the back about an inch or so. Run some ribbon through one of your tied ribbons on your arm or leg and then run through one of the ribbons on the body and tie tightly. Do that for all four limbs.
Now you can carefully dress your baby in his or her outfit be careful of those arms and legs. Add his or her hat, maybe some booties. Put the pacifier in the center of the head where a baby’s mouth might be. Use the ribbon to tie his or her toys in their hands or bottle. You may need to adjust his clothing now to keep it in place properly.
For hooded towels you can buy some regular bath towels in whatever color you like. Fold one corner into a triangle about the size of a baby’s head but a bit bigger. Turn the edge of the triangle under and sew a hem so it’s no longer a triangle but more like a straight edge. Now you can sew the “triangle” together along the edges of the towel. For decorative purposes you can sew some buttons along the edge of the newly made hood or use some iron on patches or cross stitch or embroider his name.
I don’t know how well I explained it all, it’s 2 AM and the words are kinda blurring together. So if you have any questions feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I’ve provided my my space link to my business my space page if you want photo ideas or anything you can look there to see maybe what I’m talking about. Good luck with it and congrats to the new parents. I pray for a quick delivery of a healthy little boy!
Get her a baby bath tub and fill it with goodies like washcloths, baby powder, wipes, diapers, shampoo, hooded towels, rubber ducky, etc. That’s stuff both genders need! :)
Congrats on your new niece or nephew.
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