Virtual Baby Shower: DIY Baby Gifts & Printables!

September 18, 2013 | by Jocie (email) |

Who doesn’t love DIY baby gifts and printables? I certainly do! Me and a bunch of bloggers have gotten to together to celebrate some fabulous girls who are having babies in the very near future. Since we’re bloggy buds, what better way to celebrate than a virtual baby shower!

DIY baby shower - One Project Closer

I hope you’ll love all the DIY baby gift ideas and also visit our expectant moms to say “congrats” and show some love. Congrats to Jacque @ The DIY Village, Courtenay @ The Creek Line House, Laura Beth @ A Step In The Journey, Jenny @ Birds And Soap!!

Virtual Baby Shower

At the end of this post you will find all the other fab DIY baby gifts for our virtual shower.

Wooden Frames with Stencils & Paint

I love painted frames and they are often my go-to DIY baby gift, and this virtual shower was no different.

DIY Wooden Frames with Free Printable - One Project Closer

I started with some cheap-o unfinished frames from Michael’s and my fabulous new stencils and multi-surface craft paint from DecoArt…have I mentioned how much I love them?

Americana Multi-surface Satin paints

I worked my magic with the stencils and paint, waited for them to dry and then distressed them with a sanding block. The one striped frame looked a little plain so I added a DIY fabric flower (because, why not?).

DIY Wooden Frames with a fabric flower, with Free Printable - One Project Closer

And it was that easy! (I also whipped up some cute bunting using scrapbook paper and baker’s twine just to be cute)

DIY Wooden Frames with Free Printable - One Project Closer

DIY Wooden Frames with Free Printable - One Project Closer

DIY Wooden Frames with Free Printable - One Project Closer

DIY Wooden Frames with Free Printable - One Project Closer

Precious Printables

As I made the frames, I obviously thought about what to put in them and then it struck me. Growing up, every night before bed, my parents would tuck me and say, “You are precious. That means you are special, loved, worth more than anything else in the world.” And now, as I tuck my own children in to bed, I say the same thing. I hope these babies being born know (I mean, KNOW) that they are precious and remember that as they go into the world, hopefully with confidence and kindness!

So here is my printable message for all those babies being born to these fabulous women. (right lick the image to save and then print)

Free Precious Printables - One Project Closer

Free Precious Printables - One Project Closer

Free Precious Printables - One Project Closer

Free Precious Printables - One Project Closer

Need More DIY Baby Gift Ideas?

Here are some more amazing ideas from some good bloggy friends. Click on the picture to visit a full tutorial.

What do you think? What are you favorite DIY baby gifts?

As always, thanks for reading!

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12 Responses
  1. debbiedoos says:

    So much fun! What great projects we all came up with too, virtually, it was the best!

  2. Heather says:

    Love everything!! Such sweet printable phrases!!!

  3. Laura Beth says:

    THESE are fabulous just like you!!! Thanks so much for throwing such an amazing party for baby girl and her baby blogging friends! I’ve been looking for ideas for a gallery wall over the dresser in the nursery and I love how these frames turned out. I just might use your ideas for a few frames :o)

  4. Jacque says:

    Oh my gosh, I not only adore this project I am blown away by how sweet you were do do this for all of us! I mean seriously could you ladies be anymore awesome! I can’t stop smiling!

  5. So cute! I love, love, love the color combos! And the printables…they are super sweet.

  6. JOCIE! I LOVe these! I think these frames are adorable and the printables are just too cool.

    A Virtual BABY SHOWER? I have the best blog friends ever! Thanks for making it such a special day for us pregos!

  7. Gwen says:

    I love your frames and the printables are just precious! This was so much fun!

  8. Those frames are great; I love the distressed look. And thanks for the great printables too!

  9. Courtenay says:

    Wow, Jocie! You seriously knocked this one out of the park! I just love everything, really. I’ve got to get my hands on that chevron stencil too so I can make a frame just like that for our nursery. Thank you so much for this wonderful day and this amazing shower. I’m just beside myself over how much work, love, and talent you ladies put into this for us!

  10. Vanessa says:

    Ok, so when you first shared the chevron one to the group on FB, I thought “Oh wow, how lucky she was to find a frame that matched our colors at a store.” Seriously, I thought you bought it, that’s how amazing this project is!

  11. This is just the neatest thing!!! How cool. Love your frames and printables. Just such a great gift idea. This shower idea…. so special. Really neat ladies!!!!

  12. Angie @ CCC says:

    That stencil is my fave! Love your frames and printables lady!

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