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DIY Baby Shower Gifts: 11 Creative Ideas That Every Mom-To-Be Will Love

by Jess Catcher
Jess grew up in Oklahoma before moving to New York to become a writer. She has a cat named Agnes.

When it comes to finding the perfect present for a mom-to-be in your life, picking a DIY baby shower gift can add just the right amount of personal touch to let them know how much you really care for them and their upcoming bundle of joy.

Of course, there’s always the go-to option of creating an adorable diaper cake. But the projects below will last longer than it takes babies to dirty up every single diaper in those designs. And they will totally make any expectant mama smile, too!

You can pick just one of these awesome, DIY ideas — or whip them all up for the ultimate baby shower gift package!

Have you ever made something from scratch for a soon-to-be new mom in your life?

Let us know in the comments, and be sure to SHARE all the awesome ideas with your loved ones!

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1. Soft Books

1. Soft Books

You can use felt or any other soft material that’s baby-friendly for these adorable early books for kiddos. These are also a great option for anyone who hasn’t mastered the sewing machine and wants to create something with hot glue instead.

2. Lactation Cookie Mix

2. Lactation Cookie Mix

If you know the mom plans on nursing, you can prepare a few mason jars with recipe ingredients for any cookie that includes ingredients like oats, fenugreek, flaxseed meal, and Brewer’s yeast. Along with proper diet and drinking plenty of fluids, these have been shown to increase lactation.

3. Door Latch Covers

3. Door Latch Covers

These little rectangles make the difference between a baby who’s finally (finally) gone back to sleep and a baby waking up at the sound of the door knob closing on their nursery. And you can use ordinary hair ties for the elastics on the end!

4. Taggies

4. Taggies

Babies go crazy for these simple fabric blocks with tags sticking out! You can sew the pieces together, and The Mommy Bunny also re-used plastic bags in the middle to give them a crinkly effect.

5. Month Onesies

5. Month Onesies

There are tons of adorable, free options you can find on the web with designs you can iron onto a plain onesie, or you could also try some DIY screen printing.

6. Nylon Headbands

6. Nylon Headbands

You can get as creative as you’d like with charms or bows, like the example above, but the genius part of these headbands is that you simply cut them out of nylon pantyhose — no sewing necessary!

7. Growth Charts

7. Growth Charts

I love this amazing wood design, which you can easily DIY with some lumber and paint, but you could make a more portable option using fabric and decorating it to fit the nursery’s theme.

8. Baby Sock Bouquets

8. Baby Sock Bouquets
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Rolling up the small socks for this precious DIY project is definitely the cutest delivery option for the tiny toe coverings.

9. Mermaid Tail Blankets

9. Mermaid Tail Blankets

Obviously, you’ll need to be skilled at crocheting for this example by Made With Love By Glama. Another option is to just add some fin-shaped fabric to the bottom of an ordinary swaddling blanket.

10. Paper Mobiles

10. Paper Mobiles

All you need for this super-easy craft is the patience to cut out a lot of shapes from the paper and layer them for a sturdier hold. Of course, make sure it goes with the rest of the nursery decor, too.

11. Car Seat Covers

11. Car Seat Covers

This simple sewing project from Do It Yourself Divas combines two light pieces of breathable fabric to not only help protect a baby from the hot sun or cold weather, or give them a stimulation-free space to relax — it also doubles as a handy nursing cover for anytime the little guy or gal gets hungry and Mom is out and about.

Did we miss any other amazing DIY crafts for baby showers you’ve made for moms-to-be? Let us know in the comments, and be sure to SHARE with your friends!