If you love giving homemade baby gifts for baby showers or when a friend or family member has a new baby, you’ll love these Homemade Bibs and Blankets.
These beautiful denim bibs are made for no cost, using a paid of old jeans and an old flannel shirt or tee-shirt. They’re the best bibs ever, and can be made to fit a baby or a toddler or preschooler.
The extra-large receiving blankets are life-savers for a new mom, and can be used in so many different ways. These flannel blankets are big enough to be used until a child is well into his or her toddler years. All you need are a couple of meters (or yards) of flannel for this cushy, cozy baby blanket.
One of the Hooligans became a big sister earlier this week. Her baby sister, a sweet, little bundle of joy, the 3rd of three girls, arrived last Tuesday.
Although the family had been told they were having a girl, I held off purchasing any fabric until Baby arrived. I wanted to know for sure that I could safely use pink.
As soon as I got the word that Baby Sarah had arrived, I purchased my fabric and got sewing. I made a few of my all-time favourite handmade baby gifts.
Extra-large receiving blankets = best baby gift!
I started by making one of my absolute favourite gifts for a baby: an extra-large, reversible receiving blanket. You can find the simple tutorial for my blankets here.
These blankets are awesome for a couple of reasons: for starters, they’re very big (approx. 1 meter or yard square), and secondly, because they’re two-ply, they’re really warm and cushy.
I received one, made by a friend, when Andrew was born, and because it was so big, and so cozy, I was still wrapping him in it after the bath when he was two years old. Love love love them!
Repurposed Denim Bibs = great homemade baby gift
I LOVE these re-purposed denim bibs.
I started making them out of necessity when the Hooligans’ bib supply was running low and I didn’t want to spend money on something that I figured would be pretty easy to make.
Now they are my go-to bib whenever I need more for the daycare or to add in with a baby gift.
I make these using the pant legs of our old jeans.
Denim is sturdy, stain-resistant and quite water repellent, making it the perfect fabric for a baby bib. I’ve had mine for years now, and they’ve held up well.
Find out how to make a repurposed denim bib here, using an old tee shirt and the leg from an old pair of jeans.
If you’re looking for another way to use old jeans, check out these awesome re-purposed denim craft aprons that I’ve made for the hooligans.
I hope you enjoyed they’re baby gift ideas! They’re easy to make, and they’ll definitely be perfect projects if you have an upcoming baby shower to attend!
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Jackie is a mom, wife, home daycare provider, and the creative spirit behind Happy Hooligans. She specializes in kids’ crafts and activities, easy recipes, and parenting. She began blogging in 2011, and today, Happy Hooligans inspires more than 2 million parents, caregivers and Early Years Professionals all over the globe.