DIY Baby Gifts
Having a unique and beautiful baby shower gift was always my goal. I wanted to be the one who brought the new Mom a special gift that was memorable. Diapers aren’t memorable. Necessary, sure. So, here’s an easy project that you can make and give as your next DIY baby shower gift.
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DIY baby shower gift ideas
Sure you can make one of those cute baby cakes with all the rolled-up diapers, but how much time will that take? Those look gorgeous, but I’m guessing could take several hours not just to put together, but to gather the supplies to make them.
I’ve also seen some hand-made bibs, burp cloths and such. How about a sweet item to help you remember those milestone moments? I’ve seen these made on blankets, which is an option. This project though will focus on using a chalkboard frame and interchangeable pieces to help you record the right month.
DIY Baby Gifts for girls or boys
That’s another challenge. Is it a boy or girl? Do you go with pink or blue? OR there’s a whole new movement of gender-neutral baby items.
As an older Mom, I didn’t find out the sex of either of my children, so I guess I went more gender-neutral in the beginning because I had no idea if I was having a boy or a girl. Nowadays, most couples find out the sex of their child so they can prepare.
Either way, this project is easy to make and perfect for either a boy or a girl. Let’s dive in.
Baby Gift Needed Supplies
Here’s a list of items you’ll need to create the project shown. I used a surface I’d purchased elsewhere as it was all I had at home. This project was made during the great stay at home time we had in the Spring of 2020. So here are my recommended suggestions.
- 9×12 Sylvie (in black/white or white/black) or Aiden or Greyson frame
- The Baby Moments transfer
- Paste color of choice.
- Multi-Tool (optional but helpful for chalking those small designs
- Set of Chalkable Chips (these are black, they also come in white)
I used a soft green color of paste called Sage. Keep in mind our paste colors can be mixed, so if you aren’t seeing a paste color exactly what you want, get a couple of colors and make your own perfect color.
In addition to these items, it’s a good idea to have a few extra items on hand to make sure your project goes smoothly.
Now that you have your supplies gathered, let’s create our project.
Creating a Baby Moments Milestones Frame
First, you’ll want to cut your transfer into pieces and figure out the pieces you want to use. I chose the banner with the word “months” in the middle as well as the carriage and the cloud. The heart is from the homespun heart transfer.
I placed the chalk chips at the top of my board so I made sure my design left enough room.
After chalking the crib and cloud designs in the bottom corner of the board, I placed the banner up an inch or two and chalked it. Be sure to let it dry completely before placing the word “months” inside it. I waited at least 10 minutes. If you want to use a hairdryer to speed up the process you can. Simply use cool air to speed up the drying process.
While you are waiting for the banner to dry (if you don’t use a hairdryer) you can chalk the numbers on your chalk chips. You’ll need numbers 0-9, plus an extra 1.
Once the banner is dry, chalk the word “months” in the middle.
After you have created your project, make sure you are cleaning your transfers so that you get the most value out of them. If you need to know how to properly clean your transfers, be sure to read my post.
Now you are ready to put your months on your chalkboard. Some people use velcro dots but I had some Command Strips with the interlocking grid that snap together. I believe they are labeled medium hold picture hanging strips.
Place 2 strips together. Cut the strip into 3 pieces and peel the backing off one side and stick it to the center of a chalk chip. Peel the other side and press it where you want it to go on the chalkboard. Make sure you leave room so that you can have 2 chips side by side.
You will then place a piece of a command strip on the center of the back of all the chalk chips so they can be used on the board.
I also put together a quick video tutorial so you can see how it all goes together. And hey, be sure to subscribe to my channel too!
Now, wasn’t that easy? So next time you need a baby shower gift, you know you can make your friend a gift she will use and love while her baby grows up. Such an easy DIY baby gift no sewing required!
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