Homemade Baby Shower Gifts

Looking for a baby shower gift that you can make yourself? With a little cash for materials, and a bit of time and effort, you will be able to make a baby shower gift for the mother-to-be with ease. You may be able to make a gift with materials you already have on hand, if you consider yourself crafty. Here are some ideas that will not take too much on your part, and that are guaranteed to make Mom smile.

If you already know what Mom is going to name baby, go to your local craft store, purchase wooden letters for a couple dollars each and multiple colors of paint. Paint each letter, and present the baby shower gift. Mom can hang the letters up in baby's room, and it will give baby something bright to look at. Depending on how long the baby's name is, you will likely be able to complete this project for $20 or less.

If you are crafty with a crochet hook, get some colorful yarn and make the baby a blanket. It won't cost you more than your time, the yarn, and the hooks. Depending on the size of the blanket, you may be able to complete this project for $10 or less. If you are feeling brave and want the gift to be even more unique, try adding a pouch for a pillow to the blanket, and it will become Mom and baby's favorite nap time accessory.

If you cannot crochet, you could try cross-stitching. Many craft stores have kits that include everything you need, so all you need to do is find a design you like. Mom can hang it in the nursery for baby to look at. This should run you $10 or less. Buy a frame to put your design in to complete the look.

Homemade baby shower gifts are usually much better than store bought gifts, because they take more time and effort. No matter the source of the gift, it will be greatly appreciated by the new Mom.