Homemade Gifts for Babies

April 28, 2011 by GBS  
Published in Family

Some easy ideas of gifts that can be made for baby gifts.

          It seems that quite a few of my friends and family members are having babies.  This means a lot of gifts to give.  Instead of buying numerous gifts I have researched and found some great gifts to make for the fraction of the cost of store bought version.   They are just as nice and just as appreciated but so much easier on the budget.

          Ribbon Blankets or Taggies, as some people like to call them, make fabulous gifts for the newborn.  They are colorful, stimulating and really easy to make.  All you need is some ribbon, thread, material of your choice and a sewing machine.  There are different patterns and techniques that can be found on the internet. This website, http://mamarosie.blogspot.com/2007/10/how-to-make-taggie-blanketso-easy.html, gives easy instructions.  You can even sew cellophane into the center so the blanket can make a crinkle sound.  Babies love them.

          For baby boys, a really simple project to make is a set of Wee Wee Wigwams or Pee Pee Teepees.  These are a great and practical gift.  Mom’s and Dad’s love them.  They prevent that unexpected shower during a diaper change.  Visit http://www.makeit-loveit.com/2009/08/wee-wee-wigwam.html for easy to follow instructions on how to sew this gift.

          How about a no sew fleece blanket.  Anyone can make these!  All you need are two pieces of fleece and a pair of scissors or a rotary cutter.  This pattern can even be adapted to make a pillow.  All the instructions you need are at the following link, just scroll down the page a bit, http://anewchelseamorning.blogspot.com/2007/08/anyone-can-do-this.html.

          Any new parent could use a wet bag for those soiled clothes and clothes that a baby goes through. Go to the following site, http://littlebirdiesecrets.blogspot.com/2009/05/wet-bag-tutorial.html, for more information on how to make these bags.  You can even down size these bags to make convenient reusable snack and sandwich bags.

                   Instead of sending flowers to the parents of the new arrival, you could give them a bouquet of roses made from baby washcloths.  This could be used for a display and then taken apart to use the washcloths.  Visit http://www.creative-baby-shower-ideas.com/washcloth-roses.html to learn how to make these wonderful bouquets.

          These are just a few no fuss ideas.  The internet is full of many more!

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