If you’ve been following along in this DIY Baby Shower Series, we started with 60+ free baby shower printables and we’ve also covered DIY baby shower favors & prizes. Today’s topic is DIY baby shower gift ideas! These are all either free tutorials or come with free patterns. Either way, the only expense to you will be in materials. I tried to pick DIYs that didn’t look too complicated, because often we’re not given a whole lot of notice for a baby shower!
I’ve been having lots of fun putting these posts together and I hope you are enjoying them too! I’m still at an age where lots of my friends are having babies, so I’ve got a few more showers to plan before I’m off the hook.
A homemade gift is a really sweet way of letting a friend know that you’ve been thinking about them and that you care about them. Creating something from scratch takes time and thought and it is usually met with tears of appreciation. (Pregnancy hormones probably contribute a little to the weepiness, but feel free to take the credit anyway! Lol)
Here are my best picks for some adorable tutorials for diy baby shower gifts.
Babies can start teething basically any time after their born. So it’s never too early to have a couple teethers on hand. You can make the lovely wooden kind or use silicon beads to make a necklace for mom!
‘Bunny Ears’ wooden ring teether – with free pattern
Wooden beads teether – with tutorial
Wood & Silicone teethers – with tutorial
Silicone Bead teething necklace – with tutorial
Chew Beads teething necklace – with tutorial (plus this site has all the supplies available!)
Wood Beads & Crochet Goldfish Rattle Teether – with free pattern
I think any type of soft ‘thing’ that a child carries around with them until it is threadbare is considered a lovey. My son has a blankie that is practically transparent at this point. We have to make a dedicated plan for laundering the thing otherwise an epic meltdown will ensue when he realizes it’s in the wash. Anyway, I digress. These are super cute:
Crochet Koala – with free pattern
Adorable Sloth Lovey – with free sewing pattern
Bunny Lovey – with tutorial
If you prefer to simply buy a gift rather than make one, check out this post of 18 gift ideas for new moms!
Rattles & Toys
There are literally a bajillion patterns and tutorials for toys out there. These are just a handful that I thought were cute and appropriate for a diy baby shower gift.
Soft Blocks – with sewing tutorial
Crochet Butterfly Rattle – with free pattern
Dinosaur Taggie Stuffie – with free pattern
Modern Wooden Rings Rattle – with tutorial
Plush Raccoon Stuffie – with free pattern (This site also has patterns for a mouse, corgi and deer!)
Travel Change Pads
This is definitely one of those things you don’t realize you need until it’s too late and you’re facing a gross change table in a public washroom. New moms will really appreciate a sleek travel diaper change pad. They make it possible to change a diaper virtually anywhere. Because inevitably a diaper blowout will occur in the most inconvenient places.
DIY Change Pad with Caddy – with tutorial
Baby Change Mat – with tutorial
Roll-up Change Mat – with tutorial
Diaper Change Pad & Clutch – with tutorial
Clothes & Wearables
Again, there are so many more patterns out there than these few. If you do a quick search for ‘crochet baby booties’ you will have to sift through thousands of results. Unfortunately the nature of the internet means that not every pretty picture links to a proper website with a pattern. But all of these do, I checked em all! And now I kind of want to make all the baby leggings. So stinkin cute!!
Fleece Hat with Teddy Bear Ears – with pattern & instructions
Ruffle Diaper Covers – with free pattern & instructions (These are sooo adorable!)
Knit Baby Cardigan – with tutorial
Crochet Baby Moccasins – with tutorial
Baby Leggings – with free pattern (do these come in grown-up sizes?!)
Anti-Scratch Baby Mitts – with free pattern
Baby Beanie Hat – with free pattern
Crochet Baby Booties – with free pattern
Mama can’t have too many bibs! The bandana bibs are especially good for drooly babies who need constant coverage.
Bandana Bib – with tutorial
Crossover Bib – with free pattern
Catch-all Bib – with free pattern
Basic Bib – with tutorial
Blankets, towels and sheets. All the essentials for baby-hood.
Easy Crochet Baby Blanket – with free pattern (I wrote it!)
Perfect Baby Burp Cloth – with free pattern
Change Pad Cover – with tutorial
Stretchy Car Seat Cover – with tutorial
Crib Sheet – with tutorial
Shopping Cart Cover – with free pattern & tutorial
Hooded Towel – with tutorial
Car Seat Blanket – with tutorial
30-min Minkie Blanket – with tutorial
I didn’t know what else to call these other than toiletries. Haha! Am I having a serious mom-brain moment where I can’t think of the correct term?! Oh well. Make all three of these as a set for an awesome diy baby shower gift!
Baby Powder – with tutorial
Bottom Balm – with tutorial
Bubble Bath – with tutorial
These are the kinds of things that you tell yourself you’ll make for your own kids then you never get around to it. So do a new mom a favour a gift her with something she’ll really treasure. 🙂
Wooden Growth Chart – with instructions
Milestone Blanket – with tutorial
Nursery Door Latch Cover – with tutorial
Pacifier Clips – with tutorial
Feather Baby Mobile – with tutorial
What are some gifts that you’ve diy’ed for a baby shower? I’d love to add more ideas to the list, so tell me in the comments!