A piece of mail that frequents my mailbox is baby shower invitations. While there are lots of great gifts out there at the stores for baby showers, this is a great chance to save some money, and get creative.
Today I’ll share one cheap, fun, and creative idea for a baby shower gift that also requires very little skill.
I made these onesies for a recent baby shower. As we all know, baby clothes are a favorite shower gift – everyone always “oohs” and “ahhs” over the cute outfits the mom-to-be receives. Well if it’s a hand made outfit like the one pictured above, it’s sure to impress. The best part about this is that I spent less than five dollars for this baby gift.
The onesies are from Kmart and were roughly $8.00 for a pack of five. That’s $1.60 each, so since I made two, that’s $3.20 for the onesies. Then I bought the fabric from Joann’s at about $1.99/yd, and since I needed so little, I got a quarter of a yard of each fabric. That’s about $0.50 per color, totaling $1.00 for the two fabrics. I had matching thread, but it would also be very cute to have a contrasting color of thread, and that saves you a few pennies if you already have thread lying around at home.
Once all the materials were assembled, I cut out the fabric in my desired shape (elephant and dinosaur), and then zigzag stitched them to the onesie with my sewing machine (you could just as easily hand stitch these)
Such a simple gift, but fun, cheap, and heartfelt.
There are so many other good ideas out there that are just waiting to be copied. Etsy has plenty of great ideas, like this cute one for a boy baby shower. Or you can find inspiration from one of my good blog friends.
Gifts do not have to be a burden or a budget buster. With a little time and creativity, you can create inexpensive, fun, and generic baby shower gifts that will leave everyone impressed – your budget included.