If you’re a person who loves arts and crafts, then decor projects are probably right up your alley.
It’s always fun to do projects for yourself but it’s even more fun to do those projects when the people can actually use the projects that you’ve created, regardless of whether you’re getting paid for them or not.
Most people who craft simply enjoy doing crafts for the fun of it and if they make something for someone, they’re doing it without expecting anything in return.
One of the best times to craft is for holidays and special occasions because it allows you to truly show off your talent and then be able to gift your talent to someone else.
Baby showers are the best times to gift your talents to a mother-to-be and her baby.
Your talents can either be utilized as a gift to the expectant mother or your talents can be gifted to the expectant mother in the form of decor for the shower as well but however you look at it, whether it’s a DIY gift or a gift you purchased, the decor needs to be reflective of the occasion and be something that the mother and baby can actually use.
Purpose of Baby Showers
Whattoexpect.com states that the purpose of a baby shower is to help the parents financially obtain all the things they’ll need for the new baby so it’s really important to try and make the gifts, as well as the decor, be things that the parents can actually use.
Whether the baby shower is at someone’s house, an event center, or at a restaurant, the decor is very important. And the thing about it is that it doesn’t have to cost you a lot of money.
Whoever is hosting the shower will be able to throw the mother-to-be the most beautiful baby shower ever and be able to do it all without breaking the bank.
Diaper cakes are a baby shower staple that you just can’t do without. For one, they are absolutely adorable.
Secondly, a mother-to-be can’t EVER have too many diapers… plus, having those diapers arranged in the shape of a cake is just added cuteness to the already adorable overload of the baby shower in itself!
The awesome part about these baby shower essentials is that these diaper cakes match any decor and theme.
So whether your theme is farm animals or pink flamingo, you will be able to find a diaper cake that will fit your theme perfectly.
Canvas Wall Art
This is actually baby shower decor that can not only be used at the baby shower but it can also be used after the baby shower in the baby’s nursery as well.
Canvas wall art is actually baby shower decor that can be done as a DIY project as well. All you need is these few supplies.
- Modge Podge
- Scrapbook Paper
- Stretched Canvas
Those few supplies can make a baby shower look like an infant wonderland and then can transform a nursery into a quaint baby oasis.
If a baby shower has an animal theme, you can easily make animal canvas wall art.
Stencil the animals you want on the canvases and cut them out.
From there, you’ll need to cover the canvas in scrapbook paper of your choice (try to get scrapbook paper that are the same dimensions of the actual canvas).
Glue the scrapbook paper on the canvas and let dry. Once the scrapbook paper is dry, you can then glue the stenciled animals on the canvas an let them dry.
Once the canvas art is completely dry, you will have gorgeous wall art that looks like it came out of an expensive store but cost more than half the price.
Baby Clothes Banner
You know how there are happy birthday banners that people use as decor?
Well, for baby showers, you can use that same concept except that instead of using flags with individual letters on it, you’ll be using baby clothes.
This is another one of those gifts within a decoration. This can be hung throughout the baby shower location or in a designated area as a focal point of the room.
To make a baby clothing banner, you would simply need twine and clothespins.
Have the twine hanging from different areas of the room and then just hang the baby clothes on the line…
It’s actually the same exact concept as to how people used to dry their clothes outside by “hanging them on the line.”
The mother-to-be will get an adorable baby shower and get to keep the baby clothes that are hanging on the line!