One of the first things I do when I walk into a baby shower is immediately check out the baby favors. It must be the crafter in me! The main purpose of baby shower favors is for each guest to have a small keepsake to take home. Here are a few ideas to inspire you the next time you are planning a baby shower.
This first baby shower favor I created used a free baby diaper invitation template that I found online simply by typing baby diaper invitation into my search box. DigiChick Designer Kelleigh Ratzlaff created a fabulous Baby Themed Shaped Cards Template Set that would work perfectly for this also!
This was an easy favor to make. Open the template in your photo-editing program and choose a paper for your diaper. I used papers from Dawn Inskip’s Welcome to the World kit.
Clip your paper to the template and then print using your printer’s best print option. I printed mine on matte presentation paper. Cut around the edges and score your fold lines.
Glue small sized eyelet around the leg opening and then a small piece on the inside of the waist of the diaper. Fold the sides of the diaper in and pin in place with, what else? A diaper pin!
This next baby shower favor I have for you was also relatively simple to make. For these favors, I used papers from Mira Designs’ Baby Days kit, baby elements from Dawn Inskip’s Welcome to the World kit, and Precious Sentiments Baby Word Art by Danielle Engebretson.
I purchased the empty baby bottles at our local party store. First, I measured the surface of one sides of the baby bottle so that I could create your own label. My measurements were 2.5” x 2.25”. I decided to go with an oval shaped label so that the bath salts in the baby bottle would show.
I used my photo editing program to create my label. I was able to print about 25 oval shaped labels on Avery white full sheet label paper. I used Fiskars Scallop scissors to cut around the outside of my labels. Peel and stick one to each of your baby bottles.
For the bath salts, I purchased a bag of Epsom salts. Pour into a large bowl and add a few drops of food coloring to tint the salts. Once mixed well, add a few drops of scented essential oils and mix well.
Fill your bottles and cap tightly. Aren’t they adorable?
The last baby shower favor I have to share with you is a little more time consuming than the other favors. These are definitely favors you don’t want to wait until last minute to create!
This is a baby shower favor I made out of a styrofoam cup. I found the instructions online and tweaked it for a better looking shoe!
I wanted my baby shoe to be a lace up version. Here’s where I tweaked the instructions. When bringing the sides in to create the flaps over the tongue, I cut those flaps vertically and parallel to each other to form the part for the holes for my lacings. I punched 2 holes in each flap. I then rounded and reshaped the top part of the shoe for a nicer, more realistic looking shoe. Here’s what it looked like before it’s laced up.
I did not use clear nail polish around the punched holes. None of the punched holes ripped or tore. Cut 15” pieces of ribbon and lace up your baby shoe. I tied a knot in my ribbon before finishing the laces with a pretty bow.
I created a 1 ½” round tag and then used my scallop scissors to cut out the tag. I used my Crop-o-dile to punch a small hole in the top of the tag and hung the tag from the laces using a small piece of ball chain.
Kind of resembles a Cabbage Patch doll shoe, doesn’t it???
Fill with candy, peanuts, butter candies, or whatever you want! And these are just as adorable without the hanging tag – and my recommendation if you are creating these favors for a large sized baby shower!!!
My giveaway is this: I will create for you up to 100 of these baby shoe favors:
You chose the color of the ribbon for the laces. They will arrive all laced up and ready to fill with goodies of your choice.
* please note – there will be no hanging tags on the ones you receive! *
All you have to do to be eligible to win is leave a comment here on this post! If you’d like to double your chances, you can receive an additional entry by mentioning this post on your blog, Twitter or Facebook. Come back and comment again with the link to your posting. All winners will be announced on June 28th!