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DIY Baby Shower Favors & Prizes

It can be tough to come up with clever and inexpensive party favors. These DIY baby shower favors are just the ticket! Includes 13 different free printable thank you tags to make the job even easier! Baby shower favors for guests that they'll actually want to keep and use!

Hosting a baby shower requires wearing a lot of different hats. You need to coordinate everyone, possibly plan a surprise, organize decorations, prepare food, manage the guest list, organize gifts, plan games AND provide the prizes and favours. Phew. It’s a big job, and can add up quickly in cost. But there’s a lot of DIY you can do to try and save money. These DIY baby shower favors are simple but totally adorable and paired with a free printable thank you tag, they are fairly inexpensive to assemble.

It can be tough to come up with clever and inexpensive party favors. These DIY baby shower favors are just the ticket! Includes 13 different free printable thank you tags to make the job even easier! Baby shower favors for guests that they'll actually want to keep and use!

 

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If you have a large guest list, the cost of the favours and prizes can really add up. I’ve compiled a list of affordable DIY baby shower favors each with free printable thank you tags to help make the task simpler and cheaper for you. 🙂

You’ll find that I’m a big fan of the mini mason jar. That’s because you can usually purchase 12 of them for around $10, which is a really good deal! I typically find them at Canadian Tire or Home Hardware but Walmart probably has them too. Otherwise you can get them on Amazon here.

I created free printable tags to go with all these favour ideas. I would recommend printing them on cardstock for a little extra durability and structure. They would be cute printed on white or kraft brown. I also made them each in two colours, because I didn’t already have enough to do (lol!) but mainly because I thought that would be extra helpful to you! Enjoy! (If you’re looking for even more free printables, I rounded up over 65 adorable free baby shower printables in this post.)

Create adorable DIY baby shower favors using these free printable tags!

Each of the 13 tags come on a sheet of 12, totally free for you to print!

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65 Free Baby Shower Printables

65 Free Baby Shower Printables for throwing an adorable party! Free printables include baby shower invitations, games and decor. These free printables for baby shower include woodland themes, nautical themes and both boy and girl color schemes. Free baby shower games add a lot of fun and laughs to the party! Make a new mama feel special and loved by showering her with attention.

Throwing a baby shower can be a lot of work, even if you’re more than happy to do it. A baby shower can really help mom feel special and loved, which is just what she needs when expecting a new baby! These darling free baby shower printables will help make the task a lot easier. And the games will add a whole lotta fun!

This is the first post in a week-long series of DIY baby shower posts! Keep checking back for lots more fun & freebies in the coming days!

65 Free Baby Shower Printables for throwing an adorable party! Free printables include baby shower invitations, games and decor. These free printables for baby shower include woodland themes, nautical themes and both boy and girl color schemes. Free baby shower games add a lot of fun and laughs to the party! Make a new mama feel special and loved by showering her with attention.

Free Baby Shower Printables

I have personally vetted every single one of these printables. They are all totally free and totally adorable.

I clicked through every one of them to make sure none of the links were broken or redirected to something else.

I get so frustrated when I see a cute picture on Pinterest only to have it redirect to some sketchy website. There’s none of that nonsense happening here! (If for some reason a link doesn’t work, drop me a line and I’ll fix it!)

 

Invitations

Nowadays most parties seem to get turned into a Facebook event with electronic invites. But an actual paper invitation is such a thoughtful addition to the party. Especially for grandparents who may not be on Facebook and would like a little keepsake from the occasion.

Shower With Love editable invitation

Baby & Co invitations in Tiffany blue with matching decor

Neutral DIY Invite

Floral & Feathers Invitations

It’s A Boy Shower Invites

Oh Baby Invites with variations

Super cute free baby shower invitation. Free printable baby shower invite for cute party!

 

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DIY Toothbrush Travel Wrap

Travel in style with a DIY toiletry wrap!

Inevitably, the night before a trip as I’m packing up our bags I realize that I have yet again forgotten to procure a better solution for transporting toothbrushes than the trusty ziploc bag. But not this time! In an effort to reduce waste and not have to put a damp toothbrush in a plastic bag (ick) I made a diy toothbrush travel wrap instead! (I didn’t know what else to call it, a toothbrush burrito maybe? lol)

A zero waste solution to traveling with toiletries. Wrap up your toothbrushes in a DIY toiletry holder so you don't have to use icky ziploc bags anymore! A simple sewing DIY project to make traveling easier. Washable toothbrush holder DIY.

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Since my usual crafting style is just to wing it and hope for the best, this isn’t a comprehensive DIY but more of an intuitive one. More art than science if you know what I mean. But with a little sewing knowledge you shouldn’t have any trouble following along.

Or you might be cursing me the whole time. Sorry.

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Edible 3 Ingredient Lemon Pie ‘Silly Putty’

Simple 3-ingredient lemon pie silly putty that is totally edible and smells delicious! Easy clean-up and perfect for little ones who like to get their hands messy!

So it’s possible we’ve become a little obsessed with making cornstarch goop concoctions at my house. Just a little. We’ve tried a number of recipes and my 6yo is always game to get his hands messy! In the spirit of experimenting, we’ve discovered the most delicious edible silly putty you’ll ever try! It’s just 3 ingredients and contains NO borax or liquid starch.

Simple 3-ingredient lemon pie silly putty that is totally edible and smells delicious! Easy clean-up and perfect for little ones who like to get their hands messy!

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Please Note: While this recipe is totally edible, I don’t recommend eating lots of it. Always supervise kiddos while they play with it because I suspect you’d get a tummy ache from eating too much. But it sure smells heavenly!

So I’ve called this stuff ‘silly putty’ but it could be categorized as slime, goop, oobleck or just about any other name. The main thing is that it’s super fun to play with and it tastes like lemon pie.

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8 Eco Friendly Gift Wrap Ideas

8 Eco Friendly Gift Wrap Ideas - DIY gift wrap solutions

Growing up, we were the family that never, EVER ripped the wrapping paper. We carefully peeled away the tape pieces and refolded the paper so it could be used again. I’m pretty sure I had the exact same piece of wrapping paper on my birthday presents for 18 years. My mom is the queen of eco-friendly gift wrap because it literally never got thrown out. But short of recycling the same paper for a couple of decades, here are some really fun diy eco friendly gift wrap ideas!

Are you looking for some beautiful gift wrap alternatives? Try one of these 8 DIY eco friendly gift wrap ideas for your next gift-giving occasion! Flex your creativity with some brown kraft paper eco gift wrap or recycle magazine pages into DIY gift bow toppers. 'Green' wrapping paper alternatives are a great way to create a zero-waste holiday!

Finding creative ways of wrapping presents can really be half the fun of gift-giving! Everyone will ohh and ahh over your efforts and you can save your slice of humble pie for another day. Nobody forgets an occasion where the wrappings were just as amazing as the gifts!

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