There are a few baby shower decorations you can make at home in no time. Baby showers are a joyous time in a family’s life, and a great time to help educate the mother-to-be while generating excitement for the coming baby. The decorations you choose should blend well with your event theme. It's a good idea to choose quick decoration ideas that can be created on the day of the party so that any foods or flowers remain fresh throughout the event.
To create your own baby shower decorations, you will need basic craft supplies such as hot glue sticks, a hot glue gun, clear tape, and scissors. With these materials, you can create a wide assortment of baby shower accents without the help of a sewing machine or sophisticated tools. Prepare a flat surface with newspaper before beginning your project.
For a beach themed baby shower, the possibilities for creating fun décor are endless. Filling baby bottles with sand in the colors of the baby’s nursery is a simple, inexpensive option. Also, you can use a hot glue gun to create tiny rafts made from pretzel sticks, complete with a sail. These rafts can serve as accents to a gift table or as a prop for holding a small bowl of dip.
Spring represents a new beginning and makes a bright décor theme for a baby shower. Bright floral arrangements and can be enhanced with fresh fruit. Hollow out a watermelon leaving an arc in the center to create a spring basket. Place your flowers in the watermelon basket as a whimsical centerpiece. You can also use cookie cutters to cut tropical fruits into the shape of flowers. Add each fruit piece to the sharp end of a bamboo skewer and plant in a tiny flower pot full of jelly beans. To hold the skewer in place, insert Styrofoam at the bottom of the plant pot.
The beauty is in the details when it comes to special events. Replacing a balloon string with a pastel colored satin ribbon adds character while bringing color. Consider ways to enhance traditional items such as linens with removable accents. For example, purchase a wide satin ribbon and use hot glue to attach it to the bottom edge of your linens. Ribbon in patterns, such as polka dot and stripes, make the boldest accent to your balloons and linens. The key to eye catching baby shower décor is repetition. Ensure that once you choose a color and set of patterns, they are repeated throughout the event.