Top 15 Homemade Baby Shower Centerpiece Ideas

15 Beautiful Homemade Baby Shower Centrepiece Ideas

Expecting a baby boy or a girl is a wonderful journey, especially for the expectant mother. An important event in the journey is the baby shower where family and friends gather together and shower the mother-to-be with gifts and love. Usually organised by the mother-to-be’s friends, this baby shower can be themed to make it more fun. The centrepiece, in particular, is a very crucial part of this event. Here, we have put together a list of ideas that you can use to make an outstanding centrepiece for the next baby shower you are planning.

Parents are allowed to know the gender of their baby in several countries, while in some, it is banned. If you know the gender of the baby, you may choose the centrepiece accordingly. Or, just go any of the ideas that you know the would-be mother is sure to love!

Note – The quantity of each item will depend on the number of centrepieces you will need for the event.

Unique Baby Shower Centrepieces for Boys

Baby shower centrepiece ideas for boys are aplenty. When confused, the best way to go about choosing one is to finalise the one the expecting mother will love. This can be tough, but totally worth every minute if you manage to pull it off. With our list of centrepieces for baby boys, you will at least have a starting point to help you in this creative process. Here are some unique baby shower centrepieces for baby boys.

1. Floating Balloons Centrepiece

This is as an easy and cute DIY centrepiece for which you can find the materials rather easily.

What You Will Need 

  • A small box, ideally white in colour
  • Blue and white crepe paper/streamers
  • Blue ribbons
  • A long stick
  • Blue balloons
  • Small stuffed toy (teddy bear, dog, monkey, or an assortment)
  • Small blue bows
  • Glue (if required)

How to Do 

  • Stuff the box with some crepe paper/streamers.
  • Wrap the box with the ribbon.
  • Inflate the balloon and tie it on top of the stick.
  • Insert the stick in the middle of the box such that it remains standing.
  • You may use some glue to secure the stick to the box.
  • Prop the stuffed toy all around and over the box.
  • Stick the bowtie at the base of the balloon on the stick.

2. Flowers and Jar Centrepiece

This centrepiece may require searching for materials, but this is one of the simplest, yet adorable DIY baby shower centrepieces to make.

What You Will Need

  • Gypsophila/baby’s breath flowers
  • Mason Jars
  • Name label
  • Small multi-coloured pebbles or blue crepe paper
  • Coloured paper
  • Card stock sheets
  • Long sticks
  • Ribbon

How to Do

  • Generously fill the mason jars with the flowers.
  • Fill the remaining space with the pebbles or blue crepe paper.
  • Print out shapes of baby-related images like animals, onesies, binkies, etc.
  • Cut out the shape and tape them to the stick.
  • Insert the stick in the middle of the flowers.
  • Use the name label to have the name of the baby or the guests’ names.
  • Tie these names around the mason jars with a small piece of ribbon.

3. Animal Themed Centrepiece

Although this idea requires a bit of planning and searching for material, the result is unique and perfect for a baby shower centrepiece.

What You Will Need 

  • Diapers (many, depending on the number of guests)
  • Big animal pins or cutouts on card stock
  • Blue hessian fabric or burlap
  • Blue crepe paper or pre-cut paper flowers

How to Do

  • Roll up all the diapers and tape them so that they don’t unroll.
  • Wrap each diaper roll with some blue hessian fabric or burlap.
  • Use one animal pin or printout on the fabric of each roll.
  • Use pre-cut paper flowers and the blue crepe paper to create a design of choice.
  • Stick the paper flowers on the top.

4. Rubber Duck in a Bowl Centrepiece

This is a very cute idea for a centrepiece for boys since it involves all the classic elements of growing up as a boy. All these items can be found at your local craft store or supermarket.

What You Will Need 

  • Small glass fishbowl
  • Rubber duck
  • Blue crepe paper
  • Blue glass pebbles/water-absorbing gel beads
  • White ribbon

How to Do

  • Fill up the fishbowl halfway with the pebbles or some water-absorbing gel beads.
  • If using the gel beads, adjust the quantity so that the fishbowl has some space on the top.
  • Scrunch up some blue crepe paper and gently place it inside the bowl.
  • Place the rubber duck on top of it.
  • Use the white ribbon to tie a bow at the top or across the middle of the bowl.

Cute Baby Shower Centrepieces for Girls

If you know your baby is a girl, try these baby shower centrepieces for girls. They can be fun to make and add an elegant touch to the event. Try to add a bit of the to-be-mother’s personality as well. These ideas, like the centrepieces for boys, are DIY, and the material can be found at the closest arts and crafts store or the supermarket.

1. Elephant Centrepiece

A cute and fun idea, a pink elephant baby shower centrepiece is whimsical and perfect for the occasion.

What You Will Need 

  • Small wooden box
  • Pink elephant cutouts
  • 2 mini feeding bottles
  • 2 solid, thick sticks
  • Pink crepe paper
  • Pink ribbons
  • Glitter
  • Hot glue

How to Do

  • Stuff the box with crepe paper.
  • Make a hole under each of the feeding bottles.
  • Insert the stick such that it holds up the bottles.
  • You may use some hot glue to secure the bottles on the sticks.
  • Prop the sticks on either side of the box at an angle.
  • Layer the box with some scrunched crepe paper.
  • Place the elephant cutouts on the crepe paper.
  • Sprinkle some glitter on the top.

2. Rustic Farm and Flowers Centrepiece

This is one of those centrepieces you can give to your guests as a return gift also because it is a fresh flower centrepiece that looks elegant and also has a country feel to it.

What You Will Need 

  • Empty soup cans of different sizes
  • Fresh flowers (pink roses, gerberas, baby’s breath, etc.)
  • Assorted leaves
  • Wood slices
  • Pink ribbons

How to Do

  • Empty old soup cans and remove the labels.
  • Take some roses/gerberas and surround them with some leaves.
  • Then, surround this arrangement with some baby’s breath flowers.
  • You can use twine or a string to tie this bunch.
  • Place the bunch of flowers in a soup can.
  • Use the pink ribbon and tie a bow around the can.
  • Place the can on top of a wood slice.
  • Repeat the steps to make each centrepiece.

3. Popeye Themed Centrepiece

Cartoons are a fun way of bringing back the expectant mother’s childhood and inculcating it in the baby too. Here’s a Popeye themed centrepiece for all the Popeye fans. The theme can be changed if Popeye is not the favourite animated character of the would-be mother you are planning this baby shower for.

What You Will Need 

  • Popeye cutouts
  • Small box
  • Tape
  • Pink sponge
  • Long stick
  • Pink flowers
  • Green leaves that resemble spinach.

How to Do

  • Insert the pink sponge into the box.
  • Top it up with the flowers and “spinach”.
  • Use the long stick and tape one cutout on it.
  • Insert the stick into the box such that it goes through the sponge and remains propped up.

4. Peas in a Pod Centrepiece

The peas in a pod centrepiece is a sweet idea and is sure to work doubly well when the baby shower is for twins. Feel free to add more peas in case of triplets or more!

What You Will Need

  • Diapers
  • Green cellophane
  • Green cloth or fleece
  • Silver or gold ribbons
  • Tape

How to Do

  • Roll up 5 diapers and tape them up so that they don’t unroll.
  • Bunch up the diapers and wrap them with green cellophane. These are the peas.
  • Place the peas on a green cloth or fleece.
  • Tie the ends of the cloth with the ribbon and make sure the peas are snug.

Bonus Homemade Baby Shower Centrepieces Decoration Ideas

Hold on. We are not done yet! Since the previous lists were a bit gender-specific, here are some ideas that you can customise according to your preference. In the list below, have put together a bonus list of centrepiece décor items that will help you throw the best baby shower!

1. Cupcake Stand Centrepiece

This is the perfect DIY centrepiece décor idea because it also doubles up as a serving tray for all the guests at the shower.

What You Will Need 

  • Small plastic plates of any colour (twice the number of candleholders)
  • Candleholders (the ones that can hold one candle at a time)
  • Glue/hot glue
  • Water bottle
  • Ribbon in the colour of choice

How to Do

  • Stick the bottom of a plate to the top of a candleholder with glue.
  • Stick the bottom of the candleholder to the centre of the second plate.
  • Now, stick another candleholder at the centre of the top-most plate.
  • Stick another plate to complete the arrangement. You should have a three-tier cupcake holder now.
  • Peel off the label of the bottle and tie the ribbon around it.
  • Place this bottle next to the centrepiece.
  • Repeat the steps for each baby shower centrepiece.

2. Snowman Centrepiece

The snowman centrepiece works perfectly for babies that are expected to arrive in the winter season. You can customise the centrepiece by adding the winter elements that are the expectant mother’s favourite.

What You Will Need

  • Diapers
  • White balls
  • Cotton
  • Tiny hats
  • Coloured chart paper to make the nose, eyes and buttons
  • Ribbon
  • Shoebox
  • Prong like twigs
  • Glue
  • Buttons

How to Do

  • Use the diapers to make a three-tiered diaper cake.
  • Cut a rectangle from the shoe box.
  • Stick ample cotton on it. Let it dry.
  • Place the cake on the rectangle.
  • Make several cakes similarly.
  • Outline noses, eyes and mouths on the coloured chart paper.
  • Cut through the outline.
  • Stick two white balls on top of each other to make a snowman. Make several snowmen this way.
  • Let them dry.
  • Stick the eyes, nose and the mouth on each snowman.
  • Wrap the ribbon around like a scarf and place a hat on top of each snowman.
  • Place a snowman on top of each cake.
  • Stick the twig on the side to show as if he is holding it.

3. Rainboot Themed Centrepiece

We have centrepiece ideas for every season of the year. Here’s one in case the baby is expected during the rainy season.

What You Will Need

  • Small coloured rain boots
  • Flowers including baby’s breath
  • Bunting and stick
  • Thick ribbon in the colour of choice

How to Do

  • Buy coloured rain boots from your closest general store.
  • Insert the chosen flowers, and surround them with baby’s breath.
  • Paste a bunting on each stick.
  • You may write the guest’s name, or the baby’s name, or a personalised message on the bunting.
  • Insert one stick with the bunting in each rain boot.

4. Building Blocks Centrepiece

This is a cool and simple centrepiece that you can make at home.

What You Will Need

  • Different-sized blocks
  • Letter cutouts
  • Stickers and glitter

How to Do

  • Use each block and the letters B, A, B, and Y on each of them.
  • Decorate the blocks with stickers and glitter.
  • Place the blocks in different ways on each table.

5. Balloon and Block Centrepiece

In case you are on a budget and short of time, this idea is perfect.

What You Will Need

  • Blocks
  • Helium balloons
  • Stuffed toy
  • String

How to Do

  • Use the blocks to write “baby” on all four faces.
  • Tie a balloon with a string each block.
  • Place a stuffed toy on the box. You may also tie the stuffed toy with a string.

6. Fruit Bowl Centrepiece

The best kind of centrepiece that can be eaten while being admired.

What You Will Need 

  • Watermelon
  • Fruit scooper
  • An assortment of other fruits
  • Knife
  • Binky

How to Do

  • Cut the shape of a crib into the watermelon and scoop the flesh to empty it out.
  • Fill it up with scoops of watermelon and other fruits.
  • Place a bigger fruit, like musk melon, to make a baby head.
  • Use grapes for the eyes, and a triangular piece of another fruit for the nose.
  • Stick a baby binky in the fruit for the mouth.

7. Balloon Centrepiece

This is a simple and inexpensive centrepiece that can be made by anybody.

What You Will Need 

  • Balloons
  • Tape
  • Ribbons
  • Helium tank
  • String

How to Do

  • Inflate some balloons and make a bunch using some tape.
  • Fill up one balloon with helium and tie it in the centre of the bunch.
  • Wrap the ribbon along the string to make it pretty.

These are some homemade centrepiece ideas that you can use. However, being creative and infusing your unique ideas so as to suit the expectant mother’s personality is also important. Hope this list helped you with your decision!

Also Read:

Fabulous Baby Shower Theme Ideas
Unique Baby Shower Decoration Ideas
Modern and Fun Baby Shower Games


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Gauri Ratnam completed her Masters in English Literature from the University of Pune. She began her journey as a German translator soon after completing her graduation, but later moved on to pursue her passion for writing. Having written for both digital and print media in a varied range of industries, she has the ability to write relatable and well-researched content, benefical for anyone seeking advice or direction.