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Homemade Baby Shower Favors
Do-it-yourself baby shower favors to make

Are you planning a baby shower on a limited budget? Or maybe just want to give out unique and heartfelt favors? Then send your guests off with one of our homemade baby shower favors.

Favors are a simple way to thank your guests for coming to the shower and gives them a little memento from the party. Not only do homemade favors save you money, I think they add a special, one of a kind touch to your party. They are easy to make and the guest of honor will surely be touched that you took the time to make them by hand. The party favors can even match your theme and double as decorations. Anything goes these days, so get creative and think outside the box! So.. before you skip the favors, have a look at our ideas below.

We have included step by step instructions for all of the homemade baby shower favors below. If you don't see the full instructions, click on the picture or the link to go directly to that page with the full photo tutorial.

Homemade Baby Shower Favors to Make

washcloth lollipops

Washcloth lollipop favors- these "lollipops" are made out of baby washcloths. They are simple to make and can also be used as decorations, centerpieces or a gift for the mommy-to-be.


washcloth cupcakes

Baby Washcloth Cupcakes- here is another cute way to give out washcloths. They can be given out as homemade baby shower favors or given to the mom-to-be as a gift.

What you'll need:

  • washcloths- 1 for each cupcake (use the ones with a colored lining around the edge)
  • cupcake liners
  • curling ribbon


Step 1:

Lay a baby washcloth flat on a hard surface. Jelly-roll the washcloth lengthwise until you have a long, flat roll.

Step 2:

Starting at one end, roll the washcloth up to the other end. Roll up at an angle instead of straight across to get the icing look. Adjust as needed to get your desired look.

Step 3:

Tie a ribbon around the cupcake to secure it.

You can also put cupcake picks in the washcloth cupcakes that say thank-you or the mom's name and date to make them even cuter and more realistic. To make your own homemade picks, use a 2 in. circle craft punch to punch out card stock and either stamp or write thank you on them. Hot glue or tape them to a lollipop stick or toothpick. Put one at each place setting or make a cute display.

If you are giving them as a gift for the mom-to-be, put them inside a cupcake box or wrap in tulle. Make sure to see our diaper cupcakes too, they just like the washcloth cupcakes except made with diapers.


diaper napkin favor

Diaper Favor- these homemade mini diapers are made out of napkins. Fill them with candy, nuts or goodies and give them out as cute, inexpensive favors. These can also be used for the dirty diaper game. Click on the picture for full instructions with photos.


Homemade Sugar Scrub

This homemade sugar scrub is easy to make and you probably have all the ingredients in your kitchen cabinet.

Sweet and Spicy Body Scrub


  • 1 cup light or dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup pure cane sugar
  • 3/4 cup light olive oil
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 2 tsp ground nutmeg

Combine all ingredients in a medium sized bowl, making sure to break up any clumps of sugar. Spoon into containers. Attach a cinnamon stick to the jar with a ribbon for an extra touch. This recipe is for a 16 oz. container, so you will have to adjust the recipe to what size containers you are using and how many you will need.

These favor jars would be perfect for holding you body scrub and you can personalize them too.

favor jars
Personalized Glass Favor Jars
(Set of 12)

Edible Homemade Baby Shower Favors to Make

candy pacifier

Candy Pacifier- These homemade candy pacifiers make great baby party favors, cupcake toppers, or decorations. They are easy to make and completely edible. You can customize them to fit your theme by changing the colors of the candy or ribbon.


marshmallow pop instructions

Marshmallow Pops- This is a really inexpensive favor idea and you won't believe how easy they are to make. You can customize them to match any baby shower by choosing ribbon and sprinkles that match your color scheme.


lollipop cookie favors

Lollipop Cookie Favors-

Make a batch of your favorite cookie dough and cut into fun shapes with cookie cutters. Stick a lollipop stick or wooden stick with rounded ends through the center of the cookie until the tip is in the center.{If using wooden skewers, make sure to soak them in water first so they don't burn.}

Bake the cookies 8-11 minutes or until done. Let them cool completely.

Spread a layer of icing on top and add sprinkles if desired. After the icing has dried, put them inside a lollipop bag or cover with plastic wrap and tie with a ribbon. See our baby shower cookie ideas for a great sugar cookie recipe and other cookie ideas.


how to make candy bar wrappers

Homemade Candy Bar Wrappers- Candy bars are another popular baby shower favor. Save money by making your own candy bar wrappers. Use candy wrappers dress up your chocolate bars, personalize them or to match your baby shower theme. I'll show you how to make them without even using a computer.

Cupcakes in a Jar

cupcakes in a jar favors

For these, I used pint size mason jars and stacked two regular size cupcake on top of each other with icing in between each layer. You can also add some fabric, ribbon and a thank-you tag like the finished ones shown below.

cupcakes in a jar favors

You could also fill these jars with any other baked goodies like pie, cobbler, apple crisp, or cookie mixes. Just make sure it is something that does not have to be refrigerated.

More homemade baby shower favor ideas:

homemade baby shower favorChocolate, candy or nuts wrapped in tulle and tied with matching ribbon.

Cinnamon Buns- wrap in cellophane bags and attach a tag that says: "thanks from (mom's name) and her bun in the oven".

Popcorn- put popcorn in bags or boxes and attach a favor tag that says: "thanks for popping by" or "(mom's name) is about to pop!"

You can also put out favor bags or boxes and let the guests take home left over desserts from the shower. I like to serve a lot of desserts (usually a whole table full) so this is my favorite homemade favor idea. Guests get to pick and choose what they want to take home, and you don't end up with a bunch of uneaten desserts!

If you decide that you would like to buy your baby shower favors, here are some great companies that we recommend:

Shop DIY Baby Shower Favors @ Beau-coup.com My Baby Shower Favors


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