8 DIY Baby Shower Favors
Feeling crafty? Instead of grabbing a handful of store-bought shower favors, make your own. It's easier than you think.
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Celebrating Mom-to-be with a tea party shower? Create your own little tea bag favors for the perfect departure gift. Wrap up tea bags in darling printed bags by Frog Prince Paperie to match perfectly with your shower décor. Provide a variety of flavors and let guests pick their favorite as they leave!
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Polish It Off
Polish off the baby shower with this simple favor idea! Pick up a matching color and tie with a DIY favor tag. Mom-to-be will love pampering herself with a manicure and pedicure before baby arrives! Kick it up a notch by adding in a coordinating nail file.
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Hosting a jungle or animal-themed baby shower? This sweet DIY favor is super easy and totally darling. Simply fill a clear box or cellophane bag with animal crackers, tie with a coordinating ribbon, add a favor tag, and ta-da! You could fill your bags or boxes with any type of treat (try macaroons, homemade marshmallows, or chocolate chip cookies)!
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Nesting for Baby
One of the most popular baby shower themes is “nesting” with darling bird details. This birdseed favor with a cute “Thank You” tag is perfect for a sweet goodbye gift. You can create this favor in any shape you want from hearts to birds. Mom-to-be will love this handmade gesture to her sweet little one. Get the full details and how-to here.
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Sweet As Can Bee
Hosting a bee-themed baby shower? Send guests home with local clover honey adorned with a cute little sticker and ribbon. You can find sticker paper at office stores and pick up ribbon at the craft store. Mom-to-be will be “buzzing” about her darling baby shower for months! This is also a great idea with local jams, preserves, or salsas.
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Baby Makes Three
If you’re hosting a sweet pea shower, these bath fizzies offer the Mom-to-be some rest and relaxation before her sleepless nights. (Guests will love ‘em, too!) Combine 1½ cups of baking soda, ½ cup citric acid powder, 2 teaspoons fragrance oil, and food coloring (optional) and place in a mold. Use green felt or cardstock to make a cozy pea pod, add a cute “pea pod” gift tag, and you’re done!
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Sugar n' Spice
All you’ll need is sugar, citrus zest, glass containers, and twine to create mini infused sugar favors. Perfect for a vintage themed baby shower, try changing up the flavors with lavender, almond oil, and other sweet flavors. You could even set up a DIY table and let guests make their own for a fun shower activity. Get the full directions here.
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Baby will certainly be lighting up life for Mom and Dad. They will love this handmade shower favor—candles! Visit your local craft store for all the supplies you’ll need to create DIY candles. Consider making them in baby food jars for a cute twist. Add a sticker tag with baby’s first name or a simple “Thanks!”
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