It must have been a cold winter/ fun Valentines Day this past year because it is baby shower season around here! I personally prefer a baby shower after the baby’s arrival so I can get some sweet baby cuddles, but I totally understand in the terms of readiness why some are held beforehand. When the sex of the baby is unknown giving the ‘perfect’ gift becomes a bit trickier.
I am always trying to come up with easy DIY baby shower gift ideas that are suitable for both sex. How many fuzzy blankets, and green or yellow sleepers can one get before they’ve seen enough!
This photo prop sign is perfect for either a boy or girl.
I hope this little gift will encourage mom and dad to document the whole year as baby grows and changes so much in the first 12 months. When month 12 is over, simply flip the sign over and it can be used to document baby’s birthday. Imagine how great it would be to have the same picture through all their milestones!
To create this Photo Prop sign you will need:
- A small wooden sign (you can get them at Michaels or the dollar store, mine is 16″x 8″)
- Black Paint and a foam brush (I used Martha Stewart chalkboard paint)
- White vinyl + an electronic cutter or alphabet stickers
Follow these simple steps to create this easy DIY Baby Shower Gift:
-Paint both sides of the wooden sign with the black paint.
-Using your electronic cutter (I used my Silhouette Cameo) cut both phrases, and a frame the number will be written in. Alternatively, you could use scrapbooking alphabet stickers.
-With transfer tape apply the phrases to each side of the sign.
-Gift the photo prop sign with a few pieces of chalk so Mom and Dad are ready to set up their photo shoot.
I came up with this easy DIY baby shower gift idea in a pinch. I love to take something hand-made but again when you don’t know the sex, you have to put on your thinking cap.
For other awesome DIY baby shower gift ideas check out this collection of over 40+ handmade baby gifts from The Crafted Sparrow, and these 16 must see baby gift ideas from Titi Crafty.
Lyndsay Tupper says
That is an awesome idea V!
Julie-Ann Bennett says
I so could have used this idea – yesterday… for a baby shower today! D’oh! Next time for sure! Awesome idea! Virginia, you never cease to amaze!
Thank you Julie-Ann, you know I love your style too!
Tara @ Suburble says
What a great idea, Virginia! I would have LOVED to have this!
Tess @ Tips on Life and Love says
This is very cute! I feel like you could also do this for other things like wedding showers.