Cricut Baby Shower Ideas

When it comes to a DIY baby shower, these ideas are not only gorgeous, but they’re also ideal for crafting quick and easy Cricut projects! Parents aren’t the only ones who get happy when a baby is on the way. Future grandparents, cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends all get excited to meet the newest addition to the family. And they’re usually the ones to throw the shower. 

You can use Cricut to make hand-made invitations and decorations to guarantee that friends and family have a nice time showering gifts, love, and well wishes on the parents before the delivery. So let’s look through these shower ideas to see if you can find something to inspire your baby-themed bash!

Baby Shower Invitations

No party is complete without adorably designed and beautiful invites distributed to every guest. It’s all part of the baby shower experience. And A Beautiful Mess has the perfect DIY baby shower invitations. Before you start making invitations, there are a few materials you need to prepare first:

  • Card stock in different colors (e.g., mint and light green)
  • A7 envelopes
  • Fine Art Paper Photo Rag

Some tools to use are:

  • A design app like Cricut Design Space or Adobe Illustrator to create or import the design
  • Cutting mat
  • Weeding tool
  • A Printer

Once you’ve prepared all of the essentials, you can start making them by following these steps:

Prepare the Design

Prepare a design for the die-cut portion of your card (card stock) and the interior invitation (paper photo rag). Draw the designs you wish to cut out on a white background in any design application. The die-cut portion of the design is often a challenge to create. You can use the cactus design from A Beautiful Mess and import it to Cricut Design Space.

Cut the Die-cut Section Using Cricut

To cut the die-cut section of the card stock, follow the directions that came with your Cricut machine. After cutting, carefully weed out the paper from the cutting mat using a weeding tool. 

Print the Inside

Print the inside of the invitation to the paper photo rags after you’ve finished designing it. Place them inside the die-cut after they’ve been printed. 

Baby Shower Banner

Creating a banner will make the party in your home more colorful, welcoming, and attractive for everyone involved. This lovely idea comes from Create & Babble. Before creating the banner, first, here are a few things you need to prepare:

  • Alphabet letter cutouts (you can also make them yourself with Cricut) 
  • Colorful card stock
  • String or twine
  • Glue

The tools you need include:

  • A scissor;
  • A Cricut machine to make the process of cutting easier;
  • A paper trimmer to ensure the precision of the cuts; and
  • A craft punch to create (punch) small holes;

Once you’ve prepared all of the ingredients and equipment, we’re now ready to create a shower banner. Follow this step-by-step guide:

Cut Pennant Forms 

These pennants will work well as the base of your letters. Cut them in any shape you want–triangles, rectangles, squares, rounded rectangles, trapeziums, etc.; the choice is yours.

For the specific size of the cut, you can use a paper trimmer to cut, for example, 8 to 12 inches cards stock in half so that they don’t end up too big. If you want, you can also create smaller cards with a different color (preferably white) that you can put on top of the base card but below the letter. 

Prepare and Attach the Letters

You can either buy pre-made cutout letters or use a machine like Cricut for the letters. With Cricut, you have more flexibility in terms of card type, color, and the text’s font. You can use a design app like Cricut Design Space to further customize your letters.

Use adhesive to attach the letters to the base. If you have more than one base card for each letter, don’t forget to glue them.

Strings the Letters

Now, we’re onto the final step. It’s time to punch small holes in the upper corners of each pennant with a single hole punch. Using a string or twine, connect the pieces on a length through the holes.

It’s finished! To make the banner even cuter (if that’s possible), you can use Cricut Design Space to find animal images to add to the banner. Print them with the Cricut Maker or Explore and attach them to leftover pennants.

Alphabet Blocks

Making DIY alphabet blocks is a fantastic way to make baby showering more enjoyable and a more valuable experience for you and the guests. And these blocks by Ann Castro are simply adorable. Here are some materials you’ll need to get started:

  • Small wooden boxes (if you want to put decorations later, get boxes with one side open)
  • Paint for the boxes’ coating (choose whatever color that fits your theme)
  • Vinyl paper (the paper’s color should contrast well with the paint. For example, use white vinyl for darker paint and dark blue vinyl for lighter paint) 
  • Transfer tape
  • A few artificial flowers (optional)
  • Styrofoam balls that can fit inside the box (optional)

Some tools you need:

  • A design app like Photoshop or Cricut Design Space
  • Cricut Maker or Explore
  • Weeding tool
  • Scraper for the transfer tape
  • Hot glue gun or e6000 glue (optional)

You can watch the video above for a detailed explanation of creating the alphabet boxes. Keep in mind that you won’t need the optional supplies and equipment if you plan on creating alphabet boxes without any floral decorations, and you won’t stick the boxes together.

Cake Toppers

One way to mark the baby’s arrival in style is to make your own baby shower cake toppers. We’re falling in love with this topper by Lia Griffith. They’re also really straightforward to put together. To begin, prepare the following materials:

  • Card stocks in different colors (depending on how many toppers you’re planning to make)
  • Cocktail sticks

The tools you need are:

  • Cricut Maker or Explore
  • A design app like Photoshop or Cricut Design Space
  • Adhesive or glue

That’s all! Follow these steps to start making adorable DIY cake toppers:

  1. Prepare the text or images you want to use as the toppers using the design app. For example, you can write “It’s a Boy!” or “It’s a Girl!” with attractive fonts.
  2. Print and cut the texts or images into the card stock using the Cricut Maker or Explore. If you don’t have a Cricut or similar machine, you can instead print the patterns onto the cards using a PC or laptop with a printer. Afterward, trim them using a craft knife or scissors.
  3. After cutting your patterns, use adhesive to attach two cocktail sticks to the back of each text or image and place them on top of your celebration cake.

It’s all finished! Pretty simple to make, right? Cake toppers are a great option if you don’t have a lot of time but still want to include some DIY crafts at your baby shower.

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