Need some baby shower ideas for the next baby shower you'll be attending? If you need some baby shower decorations or baby shower crafts, add this to your list. This simple homemade baby shower idea for a centerpiece will surely wow any guest and would even make a great gift for the mom-to-be. This is a DIY craft project you can make on a budget!
Baby Shower Centerpiece | Baby Shower Ideas
Lusciously pink and whimsical, this baby shower “cake” will wow your guests and the mommy-to-be. Instead of going with the average cartoon Winnie the Pooh theme, we took this blanket and bath towel “cake” to a classy level of subtlety and charm – using plastic animals to represent the various characters from the beloved children’s story (a tiger for Tigger, an owl for Owl, a bear for Pooh, a pig for Piglet, etc.) we painted them pastel pink and adorned the cake with them. Create this dramatic baby shower masterpiece with only about two hours of work, and give your baby shower a dramatic flare.
Supplies for this baby shower centerpiece:
- 8 Swaddling Blankets
- 6 Hooded Towels (I use 3 in this tutorial, but I wish I had purchased 6)
- 20 Washcloths (they come in a convenient 10-pack from Amazon)
- Burt’s Bees Baby Shampoo
- Pink Ribbon (Michael’s Crafts)
- Scrapbook Paper, or my personal favorite – Textured Wallpaper (Amazon)
- Hat Box (Michael’s Crafts)
- Artificial Flowers (Michael’s Crafts)
- Plastic Animals (Michael’s Crafts)
- Pink Spray Paint (Michael’s Crafts)
Other Items from Around the Craft Room & House:
- Toilet Paper Roll
- Tissue Paper
- Scotch Tape
- Wire Cutter
- Sewing Pins
Use the matte-finish pink spray paint to spray all of your plastic animals. You’ll need to apply several coats for even coverage. I did these first so that they could dry while I worked on the rest of the project. You’ll ideally want to leave these overnight for a bone-dry finish (after all the coats have been applied over the course of a few hours).
Using your round hat box as a base, let’s start building! The bottom layer will be created from the swaddling blankets. Roll them up individually and wrap each one with a rubber band around the middle. Arrange them in a circle with one of the blanket rolls in the middle to provide support for the upper layer. Make sure they are all packed together in a circle, and tie the whole circle around the girth with a piece of string/twine.
Using the hooded towels, build the second layer. Secure them individually with rubber bands (or hair ties). I only had three hooded towels for this project, but it would have been easier if I had had 6-8. The three that I had made a lovely front “half-circle”, but for the back I had to improvise. I used a fat roll of toilet paper, wrapped it in pink tissue paper (nobody wants to see a toilet paper roll back there!), and placed it behind the hooded towels on this second layer – worked like a charm!
For the top tier, we’ll use the washcloths. I simply gathered all 20 of them into a bundle and secured with with a scrap of green ribbon. No need to rubber band each of them – they hold together nicely with a ribbon around all of them.
Now that our three layers are assembled and all secured with string/ribbon around the sides, let’s decorate the tiers! Using your textured wallpaper (or strips of scrap booking paper), cut out three long strips that will stretch all the way around each layer. Wrap them and tape them at the back.
Now we’ll continue the embellishments with ribbon! Attach the pink and then the floral ribbon around each tier. I used sewing pins to secure the ribbon tips at the back – it worked much better than tape or glue. Just wrap, pin, and you’re done!
Start laying in the floral decorations around the base and the top. I began with a layers of greenery around the bottom and then popped in flowers amongst the green. At the top, I inserted cherry blossom branches into the layer folds at the back.
To keep the Burt’s Bees shampoo from toppling over, I taped a capped pen to the back of the bottle (with about three inches jutting out below the bottle), and nestled the pen into the folds of the washcloths at the top. That will keep the bottle nice and sturdy! You can also use a skewer, pencil, or anything that will provide that subtle fortification at the back of the bottle.
Once all of your pink Hundred Acre Woods animals are completely dry, set them around the cloth tiers in various places, nestle pink flowers around them, and you’re done!
Won't you agree that it's so simple to make this cute baby shower idea? It's a cheap baby shower decoration anyone can make. Enjoy making this baby shower craft for the next one you'll be attending!
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