The Best Baby Shower Gifts for the DIY Mom
My crafty and creative friends are generally the hardest to shop for. With their eclectic tastes and distinct personalities, a pre-made present never feels quite right. Since DIY folks love projects that they can really dig into and create from scratch, or assemble with just a few starter-pieces to make something that’s completely their own, I always try to find something that appeals to their crafty side.
If you have a friend who loves DIY from scratch, then we have five baby shower gifts that are sure to please.
Beautifully soft and ultra luxurious, these adorable bunnies made from alpaca wool ooze with cuddle factor. A little over 2 feet tall, it’s perfectly sized for baby snuggles. The kit contains everything you need to make your bunny - the wool, quality stuffing, a crochet hook, stitch marker, needle, and wool for the bow and eyes, a detailed pattern leaflet with photos, all packaged in a beautiful 100% cotton reusable crochet bag. The ultimate gift for a crafter, she’ll love making baby’s first lovey.
Here’s a way to get creative before the baby is born—decorate their nursery from floor to ceiling with flair. More economical than wallpaper and safer than adhesive vinyl wall decals, Cutting Edge’s nursery stencils are reusable, easy to apply and simple to clean. The mommy-to-be can creative with her own color combinations and choose from daisy flowers, critters or beautiful tree and branch designs. This perfect for short-term for DIY décor, and their website offers How To Stencil tutorial videos.
If there’s one thing your newborn will be spending a lot of time with in the nursery, it’s the mobile hanging over their crib. So instead of buying something generic… why not let her make something special?
Etsy has a ton of gorgeous DIY mobile kids, but our favorite has to the whimsical origami crane one from MUKUNOKO. We love the natural materials and retro colors, as well as the beautifully minimalist aesthetic. Everything you need is included in the kit, and illustrations are provided alongside instructions You can opt to DIY the cranes from scratch or receive them already folded and ready to assemble.
Does the mom-to-be in your life think of herself as a contender on Top Chef? Her inner Julia Child doesn’t have to be stuck with pre-packaged jars. Making your own baby food is easier than you think, especially when you have a Béaba. This four-in-one baby food maker steams, blends, defrosts and reheats food in minutes. Mom can even hold her baby while whipping up awesome purees thanks to the one-handed operation. Compact, quiet and a breeze to clean, it’s a mealtime must-have. (And for dessert, there’s a separate sorbet maker!)
While your DIY mama to be is waiting to meet her little love, she’s going to need something to keep her hands busy. This complete embroidery kit contains all of the crafting materials she needs to make a simple but impactful 4" embroidery hoop project. The Clementine Flower Girl is adorable with her simple lines and bright pop of yellow. Perfect for the nursery, she brings joy wherever she goes.
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