Handmade Baby Gift Ideas

DIY Handmade Baby Gift Ideas via lilblueboo.com


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.





Personalized Name Art (and Animal Print Download)

How to Make Personalized Name Art (with Animal Print Download) via lilblueboo.com #silhouette #diy #tutorial #baby


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:

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Add Bling to Nursery Art using Puffy Paint! (A Tutorial)

I just finished this piece of nursery art for a baby girl named Chloe to match a butterfly/shabby chic nursery theme. I made it really girly but used puffy paint to add a bunch of bling so it will still be “cool” when she gets a little older!


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Sewing for Baby: 20 Great Gear Tutorials and Patterns

Making a baby shower gift or just trying to stock up for your own baby? I’ve rounded up 20 great baby gear tutorials and patterns from around the web:

Sewing for Baby Tutorials and Ideas via lilblueboo.com

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Pink Damask (Updated)

Hot off the easel….a finished this nursery painting for my little niece who is due at the end of January. Her name is Sawyer Rose…..love the name! Her bedding is made from Michael Miller’s pink and brown damask mixed with pink dot chenille and the furniture is dark mahogany.

Pink Damask (Updated) via lilblueboo.com
Silver stitching, painted metal pieces, lots of rhinestones…..

Pink Damask (Updated) 2 via lilblueboo.com
Updated: I’ve had a few questions about the stitching….DO NOT put hardboard under your sewing machine! 1/8″ hardboard is just that: hard. For the stitching in my paintings I take a teeny tiny itsy bitsy drill bit that just barely fits into the drill and I drill each and every tiny little hole and then it is stitched by hand!

"One Faith"

New nursery painting finished for a little girl named Una Faith. She lives in Japan and her name means “one faith.” She loves animals.

"One Faith" via lilblueboo.com
There are buttons, stitching and rhinestones for embellishments. The trees have tiny leaf-shaped buttons.

"One Faith" 2 via lilblueboo.com
I decorated the mat with horizontal and vertical pink stripes and added an antique white oversized frame.

"One Faith" 3 via lilblueboo.com
My favorite part: the little ants in the “H.”

Li’l Birdies for a Li’l Boy

I just finished up this nursery painting order. It is for a little boy named Cameron to be born next week. My client received it as a baby gift from her aunt and uncle. I love doing these paintings because they are so personal. The little striped birdies on the “M” are the design on her bedding. Her grandmother recently passed away and loved birds so I included a few and added the crown on the sherbet colored bird in memory.

Li'l Birdies for a Li'l Boy via lilblueboo.com
I float frame them with a large frame and matt to match the nursery furniture. Measuring 18″ x 24″ they become a substantial piece of art for a baby nursery.
Li'l Birdies for a Li'l Boy 2 via lilblueboo.com
This one is embellished with stitching, buttons and hand-painted metal stars.
Li'l Birdies for a Li'l Boy 3 via lilblueboo.com
Welcome to the world baby Cameron!

Elephant Infant Gift Set

I love giving handmade gifts and I love little matching layette sets! I made this little set (onesie, pants, booties) for my friend Kenesha’s baby shower. She is expecting a boy! I just LOVE this cute elephant flannel fabric that I found at Joann’s Fabric.
Elephant Infant Gift Set via lilblueboo.com

I used a gerber onesie and added the elephant applique. (see my applique tutorial)
Elephant Infant Gift Set applique via lilblueboo.com
I LOVE booties! These are the first ones I have made and they were really simple. I used the 3-Seam Footies pattern from New Conceptions. My friend Emily likes the kimono baby shoes from Homespun Threads. She uses felt for the soles which is a cute idea.
Elephant Infant Gift Set booties via lilblueboo.com

I made my own pattern for the pants. I wanted a wide leg roomy pant. I’ll try to create a PDF of it soon.

Elephant Infant Gift Set pants via lilblueboo.com

If I have time today before the shower (it is tonight) I want to try to sew a matching crinkle taggie toy or burp cloth to go with the set.

Baby Crinkle Tag Toy

I made these little crinkle tag toys last night using the tutorial at Joy’s Hope. Such a cute and easy idea for a baby present! I’m going to a baby shower tomorrow for my two friends Monique and Seena and I’m so excited to give these to them!

Baby Crinkle Tag Toy via lilblueboo.com

I stuck to the tutorial except that I didn’t use flannel (I didn’t have any….not much use for it in the desert!) and I reduced the squares to 5 inches. I used a lightweight cotton fabric so before cutting the squares out I ironed on a lightweight fusible interfacing (Pellon brand) to make the fabric a little heavier. The crinkly plastic was from microwave popcorn….it gave Sienna and I an excuse to attempt eating two whole bags!

"The hope of the future with a frog in its pocket…."

"The hope of the future with a frog in its pocket..." via lilblueboo.com

This custom nursery painting is extra special because it is for my soon-to-be-born nephew Cameron! My brother and his wife are expecting little Cameron the first week of June.
I love the little owl on the bottom left because with the stitches through his button eyes he looks like he is sleeping. The large quote reads: A boy is trust with dirt on its face, beauty with a cut on its finger, wisdom with bubble gum in its hair,and the hope of the future with a frog in its pocket. -unknown
Having a nephew means I am going to have to start learning to sew boys clothing so stay tuned!
All custom nursery art is on sale through June 30th! These make great baby gifts, shower gifts, and birthday gifts!
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