Baby Shower DIY Present

I’m always looking for a good, sentimental baby shower present that isn’t too expensive. Sure, it’s nice to get something off the registry that mommabear has asked for, but there is nothing that says “I love you and this baby” about a $12 bottle warmer. Feel me? Anyway, I first made this for myself (because I’m just the type to give myself a present, haha! Okay, just kidding. We had just moved into a new house at that time and I needed to decorate Serena’s nursery) at Serena’s baby shower. We had a small tea party and had all my closest girlfriends write their names on these little onesies. I made sure to collect them before the tea party was over. I put them in a ziploc bag and kept them in a drawer until just a few months ago when I was on maternity leave for the boys. I know, I’m such a slacker. Haha, oops.

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Anyway, here are the materials you need:

Estimated Time: 20 mins


Fiskars Circle Lever Punch, Medium

Old picture frame

Craft paper


Staple gun (not pictured)

Staples (not pictured)

String (not pictured)

Mini Glitter Clothespin


The size of your onesie really depends on the size of your frame, but if we’re talking about average size frames (my frame was a standard picture frame), then your paper should be 2.5 inches wide and 2.75 inches long. That should be a good start in case you mess up or anything. 

You want to cut two slits on the side, leaving about 1cm at the top.

Once you have cut both sides, you want to take your circle lever punch and cut out holes at the bottom.

When complete, it should look more like a onesie.

All that’s left is creating a hole for the neck area.

Boom! And there you have it, a mini onesie!

Repeat the steps for as many onesies as you want or need. Pass this around to your galpals so you can be ready to hang the onesies.

Because I had a vintage, thrifted picture frame, there were hooks in the back already so I didn’t need to staple anything. If you, however, have a fairly new picture frame, all you have to do is staple the back with a staple gun (be careful!).

Tie one piece of string from on staple so a corresponding staple on the other side like so. Hook the onesies on!

Here’s the final product hanging in my daughter’s nursery! It’s high enough that it’s out of her reach but it’s still kind of cute!


What are some DIY games or presents that you like to do for babyshowers?

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  1. April 19, 2017 / 11:47 am

    Such a great post! I agree that there is nothing about buying a $12 bottle warmer that says “I love you and this baby.” For baby showers I like to buy something from their registry because I know everyone needs that stuff, then I also like to buy or make something that is more sentimental. Thanks for this great tutorial! Its super cute and I am always searching for that sentimental piece to give =)

  2. April 19, 2017 / 11:55 am

    Cute. My pen pal always sends me crafting paper and I never know what to do with it. Now I do.

  3. April 19, 2017 / 12:14 pm

    I like to buy them audiobooks – then it’s digital, so it’s not taking up any space in case they don’t like it! But also tend to go for registry because I remember what it was like trying to afford all the baby gear first time around!

    Saying that, this is a super-cute craft, and very thoughtful xx

  4. April 19, 2017 / 3:40 pm

    My standard baby shower gift is all the essentials for the first time your baby gets sick. Saline drops, baby vicks, etc. I also usually do a cute outfit that is size 12 month or so. They get so many little things, and it’s nice to have something bigger for down the road. I’m not a super crafty person, but this is a craft that I could probably manage. And I love the mini clothespins!

  5. April 19, 2017 / 3:59 pm

    That’s so cute! I have never been to a baby shower. They aren’t all that common where I’m from. But they look a lot like fun 🙂

  6. April 19, 2017 / 4:48 pm

    This is a cute but totally doable idea! I love heartfelt gifts rather than something they probably won’t even use.

  7. April 19, 2017 / 7:56 pm

    This is super cute! Perfect sentimental gift!

  8. April 20, 2017 / 8:58 am

    Love DIY projects and this one is cute and functional. Thanks for sharing!

  9. April 20, 2017 / 11:22 am

    Aww this is such a neat gift idea! I always love DIY projects that bring something special that’s more sentimental than baby clothes or bottles. (Although they do need all that) So it would be cute in addition to the regular gifts that they will receive!

  10. May 16, 2017 / 7:26 pm

    This is a great idea. I am actually arranging a baby shower for two lovely friends of mine. I love DIY projects like this. It does not only save me some money, but brings out the creative person in me. 🙂

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