If you have found yourself doing the baby shower circuit lately, you can quickly become bored with the same old gifts. If you have seen one too many onesies, bath kits, and baby booty sets get opened up this year, you are probably ready for a new spin on the traditional baby shower gift! But really, how far out of the box can you venture? After all, you want to give the new mom something practical she can use when baby arrives, right? Well if you are looking for the perfect baby shower gift that is still fun, fabulous, and even a little frugal, take a look below at a new spin on the old baby shower gift. Below, you will find out how to make your own baby supplies bouquet, the perfect and creative gift for the new mom!
On the outside, it looks like a colorful bouquet of blooms, but a closer look reveals that it is really a bunch of products that the new mom will love to use! This craft is sure to get guests talking and wondering how on earth you did it!
If you want to be the guest that gives the sweetest and most creative gift at the party, take a look at how to make your own DIY baby shower craft!
DIY Precious Baby Supplies Bouquet:
Baby ties if a boy, hair bows if a girl
Green florist tape
Vase or basket
As far as the washcloths, socks, mittens, bows, faux greenery, and basket, you can find all of those supplies at your local dollar store. For the cloth items, you don’t want anything too thick and bulky. Go for lightweight fabrics in a variety of colors. These will create your blooms, so keep in mind their color and design.
Florist wire and florist tape can be found at most craft stores for $3.00 or less. Be sure if you head to Michael’s or Hobby Lobby you take your printable 40% off coupon with you!
This is so much easier than it looks!
1. Roll your washcloths as you would a jelly roll. Do this individually with each one. Set aside.
2. Roll the socks and mittens the same way. Just lay them flat and roll them as you would a fruit roll up or jelly roll.
3. Hold these items between your fingers and pinch the bottom. Take your florist tape and wrap the bottom to hold it in shape.
4.Take your florist wire and bend the top into an “L” shape. You only need to bend about ½ an inch over.
5. Place under the wrapped item and extra tape to secure it.
6.Use your florist tape to attach greenery to the stems of the flowers.
7. Start assembling in your basket or vase. Your blooms may be top heavy, so gather them tightly and fill in with extra faux greenery for a full look and best support.
8. Arrange your blooms to your liking!
When you are finished, you will have a bouquet made out of some practical baby products! You can always tuck in extras such as pacifiers, nail files, etc. if you wish. These give the gift a little more substance and a pop of color.
The best part about this baby shower craft is, you don’t need to wrap it! No need to buy a gift bag or wrapping paper. It is perfectly presentable as it is and in ready to give condition.
If you are PLANNING a baby shower, why not make some of these bouquets to serve as centerpieces? Not only will they look lovely and solve your centerpiece need, but they can be given to the new mom after. It is a craft that can surely serve double duty!
Make a statement at the next baby shower you attend! Give this easy baby shower craft a try and be ready to hear all of the “ooohs” and “aaahs” as it is unveiled!
Written By Katie Femia, DIY & Craft Contributor