(Closed) NWR: Any ideas for crafty/DIY xmas gifts for our baby niece?

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 4
2792 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Do you know how to knit/crochet or sew? I was thinking maybe a cute baby blanket or pillow with her name, etc?

Even those ones where you cut the fabric and tie the edges together are cute…

Post # 6
4824 posts
Honey bee

It sounds like the two outfits would be more than enough if you are trying to cut expenses, but how about a baby’s first Xmas ornament that you make. There are soooo many ways to make an ornament.

Post # 7
2142 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010


Our go to DIY present for First Christmas is a personalized clothing hook plaque for their bedroom. We buy a backer from Michaels (with 50% off coupon of course) and 2 hooks. Then we  hand paint something on the plaque that matches their room theme. For my niece we did her name in themes of flowers. For nephew 1 we did a choo choo train with his name in it. Nephew 2 we did a road with cars with his name. His niece we did a ocean theme with octopus, seahorses, etc.

I might still have a pic of my nieces on photobucket, let me see….

Post # 8
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

How about a little rocking chair? or regular chair? 

Post # 9
5093 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

When I was still just a kid, I made a little stuffed pig for my baby godsister out of a bunch of old pink socks without their mates and some buttons.  She latched onto that thing and played with it until it was completely beyond repair.  Maybe you could make a slightly more advanced version.  Something like this:

Post # 11
5762 posts
Bee Keeper

I think its a great idea and its something she’ll grow into and have for her whole life. My kids have theirs (stored at my house) and I can’t wait for grandbabies to use them.

The rocking horse or a rocking chair or even a small set of table and chairs will get tons of use! Even a bookcase for her room is a good idea.


we did a simple one with a piece of wood and screw in legs, and just made easy stools. Painted and stencilled (several times) later and they used it for years.

Post # 13
486 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

The rocking horse is adorable! If you can crochet, I LOVE those little baby hats with the HUGE flowers on them. 🙂 You could probably even just sew one out of a cute fabric.

Post # 14
46414 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would do the rocking horse! If you wait until next Christmas she will be 18 months sold and able to ride it for almost 6 months.

Post # 15
9483 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@UpstateCait: I love the rocking horse idea.  Good luck!  I wish I was as crafty as you!

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