Want to make something special for an upcoming baby shower gift? Here are 10 handmade baby gift ideas that are sure to impress the parents to be.
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I haven’t made one of these in a while! I just finished this “Courtney” painting for my niece for Christmas:
Here is Boo’s original one I made with a Peter Rabbit inspired theme:
They aren’t very hard to make with a little patience because they are done in steps! Here’s a gallery of ones that I’ve made for some ideas and links to other tutorials:
This is an oldie but a goodie…..updated with new projects for baby gifts and baby gear! I love giving handmade gifts for baby showers and I made almost all of Boo’s gear and clothing when she was a baby…..that’s how Lil Blue Boo started!
An easy toy for a baby, toddler or even a puppy! You could even make a large version for a throw pillow or “mini” versions for a baby mobile. You can use a freezer paper stencil, a screenprint, or even just a fabric stamp to make these. Just make sure to use non-toxic, ACMI AP approved water-based ink products that are made in the USA if it might go into a mouth!
Step 1: One you have a fabric print finished and ironed, place the fabric wrong sides together onto a piece of fabric for the back of the toy. Cut out the image with a 1-inch border surrounding it so that you have a front and a back:
Step 2: Cut various 3″ mismatching pieces of scrap ribbon.
Step 3: On the front of the toy, fold each ribbon piece in half and pin in place as shown:
Step 4: Add as many ribbon pieces as you prefer:
Step 5: Using a 1/4″ seam, sew all the way around the front of the toy to attach the ribbon.
Step 6: Take out your pins and place the back of the toy face down onto the front. Sew all the way around using a 1/2″ seam and leaving a gap…..
….so that the toy can be turned right side out. (If you have curves in your design you will need to “notch” the seams before you turn it inside out so the edges look smooth)
Step 7: Top stitch all the way around the toy using an 1/8″ seam and making sure not to close the gap yet….you’ll need to add stuffing:
Step 8: Add your choice of stuffing:
Step 9: Carefully fold under the open section of the toy and top stitch it closed:
To make a crinkle tag toy:
Cut a piece of cellophane or plastic packaging (like from a microwave popcorn package):
Insert the cellophane or plastic flat up into the toy before closing:
So many different designs and prints you can use!
And they look so cute!
It’s a baby boom in the Lil Blue Boo family. I have two brand new nieces…..one is only a week old. And of course there’s the recent announcement Boo helped me make. I love round diaper changing pads and wanted to make a few for gifts. I’d been stocking up on these pretty vinyl tablecloths from Marshall’s and TJ Maxx because they were all under $5. I had a few projects in mind for them and this was one of them.
A diaper changer pad in action:
I love the variety of color and how easy they are to make. The most tedious part is making the bias tape……but you could always use store bought trim and you could whip one of these out in 30 minutes.
A big bucket of goodies for our dear friend Jackie who is having a baby boy soon! It turned out so cute I thought I would share some gift ideas:
The shirts were silk screened using the contact-paper method (click here to find the full tutorial for the method):
We added an upcycled pair of baby pants. These were made from a golf shirt and I added some cute truck trim to the bottom. (You can make a similar pair using elastic for the waist using the Recycle T-shirt Gauchos Tutorial.)
We added in some new blankets, toys and this fun book The New Dad from A to Z by friend Dan Consiglio (also the author of the hilarious blog What my Kid’s Art Says). Dan’s book is the perfect gift to add for a dad because of its offbeat humor.
I love an eclectic mix of new and upcycled gifts!