July 31, 2023  

Easy DIY Baby Shower Decorations Made Using A Cricut


Wondering what you can make for a baby shower with your Cricut machine? Here are tutorials for a few of the DIY baby shower decorations I made for my sister’s baby shower.

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I recently hosted a baby shower for my sister and created the cutest party decor using my Cricut machine. The backyard baby shower turned out so pretty and I absolutely loved the pink, blush, and gold color scheme we went with.

I reach for my Cricut for all the special occasions in my life because it’s so easy to make one-of-a-kind decorations, gifts, apparel and more. Whether it’s showering a mom to be, decorating for your kiddo’s first birthday party, crafting wedding decor and more, having a Cricut will help you make for all the special moments in life.

Below you’ll find tutorials for three DIY baby shower decorations you can make with your Cricut. I used my Cricut Maker for these projects, but your Cricut Explore will also work! The Cricut Joy can also be used for some of these projects, though it will not cut some of the thicker specialty materials I used and it also has a smaller cutting capacity.

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Cricut Baby Shower Ideas

So, what can you make for a baby shower with a Cricut? So many things, that’s what!

There are a ton of DIY baby shower decorations that you can make with a Cricut machine. I spent a morning creating a few pretty decorations to celebrate my sister’s baby on the way but, if I had more time, I easily could have kept crafting all day. The possibilities are truly endless!

Cricut Baby Shower Decorations

Here’s a list of some DIY decorations you can make with a Cricut:

  • Banners
  • Wood signs (like the welcome sign I made)
  • DIY baby shower favors
  • Cupcake wrappers
  • Cake/cupcake toppers
  • Paper rosettes
  • Paper flowers (could display in mason jars or pretty vases)
  • Table decor
  • Place settings – place mats, name cards, and more.
  • Little signs to label all of the food and sweet treats
  • Onesie decorating station
  • Stickers
  • Confetti
  • Party favors
  • Mommy to be sash
  • Decorated vases
  • And more!

Cricut Baby Shower Gifts

A Cricut machine is fantastic for handmade baby shower gifts, too. Here are just a few gift ideas you could make:

Project Tutorials

Cricut projects are as simple as creating your design in Design Space, cutting it with your Cricut machine, and assembling the final product. Check out the tutorials below for detailed steps to make each of these projects:

  • Baby Shower Banner
  • Diaper Cake Topper
  • Baby Shower Welcome Sign
How To Make A Baby Shower Banner

How To Make A Baby Shower Banner

Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Beginner

Make a cute paper banner for your baby shower! This adorable banner says "It's A Girl" in beautiful golf foil and scallop edges are the perfect finishing touch. I hung this banner on a balloon arch but it can be used a variety of ways!

Materials

Instructions

Cutting The Paper Banner

  1. Open design in Cricut Design Space and make any desired customizations.
  2. Click "Make It" and select your material.
  3. Place flat Cardboard on a StandardGrip cutting mat.
  4. Load mat into machine with a Premium Fine Point blade and press "Cut".
  5. Remove design from cutting mat.

Cutting & Applying The Letters

  1. Place foil iron-on, liner side down, onto a StandardGrip cutting mat.
  2. Be sure to flip/mirror image the letters prior to cutting so they appear backward.
  3. Load mat into machine with a Premium Fine Point blade and press "Cut".
  4. Remove the design from cutting mat and use a weeding tool to weed away the negative part of your design, leaving the letters intact on the clear liner.
  5. Preheat EasyPress and apply the foil letters to your banner, following the application instructions found in the Cricut Heat App or cricut.com/heatguide.

Banner Assembly

  1. String banner letters onto thin ribbon or string

Notes

The instructions above are based on use of a Cricut Maker and EasyPress 3. Refer to cricut.com for instructions specific to your machine.

How To Make A Diaper Cake Topper With Cricut

How To Make A Diaper Cake Topper With Cricut

Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Beginner

Learn how to make a cute DIY cake topper to add to the top of your diaper cake. This tutorial will teach you how to make a round topper with gold foil name plus a mini pennant banner, both shown in image above.

In addition to the cake toppers, I also used ribbon and baby hair bows to embellish the diaper cake.

Materials

Instructions

    Cutting The Round Cake Topper

    1. Open design in Cricut Design Space and make any desired customizations.
    2. Click "Make It" and select your material.
    3. Place Kraft Board on a StandardGrip cutting mat.
    4. Load mat into machine with a Premium Fine Point blade and press "Cut".
    5. Remove design from cutting mat.

    Cutting & Applying The Foil Name

    1. Place foil iron-on, liner side down, onto a StandardGrip cutting mat.
    2. Be sure to flip/mirror image the letters prior to cutting so they appear backward.
    3. Load mat into machine with a Premium Fine Point blade and press "Cut".
    4. Remove the design from cutting mat and use a weeding tool to weed away the negative part of your design, leaving the letters intact on the clear liner.
    5. Preheat EasyPress and apply the foil letters to your Kraft Board cake topper, following the application instructions found in the Cricut Heat App or cricut.com/heatguide.

    Making The Mini Pennant Flag Garland

    1. Adjust your material settings in Design Space.
    2. Place corrugated cardboard on a StandardGrip cutting mat.
    3. Load mat into machine with a Premium Fine Point blade and press "Cut".
    4. Remove design from cutting mat.
    5. Repeat steps 1-4 with the flat cardboard.
    6. Fold flags in half, place string or ribbon along the fold, and adhere the two sides of the pennants using a bit of super glue. Alternate flat and corrugated cardboard.
    7. Tie ends of string/ribbon to ends of two dowels.

Notes

The instructions above are based on use of a Cricut Maker and EasyPress 3. Refer to cricut.com for instructions specific to your machine.

DIY Baby Shower Welcome Sign With Cricut

DIY Baby Shower Welcome Sign With Cricut

Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Beginner

Make this cute "Oh Baby" welcome sign to display at your baby shower! I used an old wooden sign found at the thrift store but you can also use a plain board or a wooden sign from the craft store.

The instructions below are for using Cricut Iron-On on a wooden sign because I had a lot of iron-on in my craft room. You could also make this sign with regular adhesive vinyl, just note you would need to use transfer tape if you go that route.

Materials

Instructions

    Cutting The Design

    1. Open design in Cricut Design Space and make any desired customizations.
    2. Click "Make It" and select your material. Be sure to flip/mirror image the letters prior to cutting so they appear backward.
    3. Place your first color of iron-on, liner side down, on a StandardGrip cutting mat.
    4. Load mat into machine with a Premium Fine Point blade and press "Cut".
    5. Remove design from cutting mat.
    6. Repeat steps 3-5 with your second color of iron-on.
    7. Use a weeding tool to weed away the negative part of your design, leaving the letters intact on the clear liner.

    Applying Iron-On To Your Sign

    1. Preheat EasyPress and apply the iron-on design to your banner, following the application instructions found in the Cricut Heat App or cricut.com/heatguide. m

Notes

The instructions above are based on use of a Cricut Maker and EasyPress 3. Refer to cricut.com for instructions specific to your machine.


Celebrating my sister’s new baby with a beautiful shower was so much fun! And my Cricut machine made it super easy to add pretty DIY touches throughout.

And the nice part is that no matter your baby shower theme, you can easily create custom decor and handmade gifts with the help of your Cricut machine. I hope these project tutorials help you with your next baby shower!

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Have a fantastic day!

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About the author

Emily Counts is the founder of Small Stuff Counts, a home and organization blog she created in 2013. Her goal is to help moms make home life easier so they can create beautiful, organized, and thriving homes. She shares life at home as a working mom juggling two young kids, a corporate job, and all that goes into managing a home. The Iowa-based blogger lives in the suburbs of Des Moines, Iowa, with her husband, two children, and rescue dog. Emily has collaborated with brands including The Container Store, Cricut, Command Brand, Bissell, Sam's Club and Rubbermaid.

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