I created a DIY homemade babyshower table decorations kit that can work for both boy and girl babies.
My friend is expecting her second child soon and a few friends and I threw a baby sprinkle for her this past weekend.
She has already announced that she will be having a boy and I had full intentions of doing something more neutral or blue but I just didn’t get around to picking up more cardstock so I ended up doing a purple metallic color palette.
The reality is these baby showers and sprinkles are to celebrate the Mother to be so really any color works.
I made 5 pieces in this kit. It was actually all quite simple but the mix of colors and textures really elevated the feel of the set.
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Materials for DIY Baby Shower Decorations For a Boy or Girl
Cardstock – I used this Purple Passion Recollections Set and this Assorted Metallic Cardstock set. I really love having a metallic accent to any decor set. Here are some of my favorite brands:
- Assorted Starter Pack – Basic assorted colors, great starter pack, perfect weight for most papercraft projects
- Cricut Joy Insert Card Packs – You don’t have to use these with the Cricut Joy, they are nice material kids for cardmaking.
- Cardstock Warehouse Brand on Amazon – I love the quality of all the matte-colored cardstock with Cardstock Warehouse. It is my go-to brand for individual matte colors that I might need
- Poptone Assorted Variety Pack – This is the perfect peppy assortment of colors of heavy cardstock. It’s a heavy cardstock assortment with colors I actually use frequently for cardmaking.
- Seasonal Assorted Variety Pack – This is a slight variation on the Poptone assortment and has a quite few neutrals that complement almost any accent color.
- Stardream Metallics Line – For paper crafts, the Stardream line is the go-to for a metallic shimmer finish. It is the perfect sheen to make any project pop. The core is also colored is which hard to find for metallic paper.
Burlap Lace Ribbon – I just grabbed one in a set.
Mason Jars – I used 4oz ones from Amazon.
Cutting Machine – I use a Cricut
Templates – I have my set of rolled paper flowers, butterflies and congrats sign in my resource library. It is available for free.
Here are some additional instructions on the free cricut paper flower template in the set:
Mason Jar Baby Shower Gift
I debated with myself to put a little burlap bow on this or not. I ended up leaving it as is because it got to be too much with the flower, butterfly and bow. But for a more rustic feel, some twine or burlap ribbon adds a nice touch.
Baby Shower Cake Topper
I had full intentions of putting this on top of a cake but ended up getting cupcakes instead so it just went on the diaper cake.
When I brought this whole set up downstairs, my daughter started giggling and called it a poopoo diaper cake. *sigh* You win some you lose some. At least the guests were impressed.