We’re ending our three part series on baby showers with DIYing a gender neutral one! The more neutral colors you can select will be navy, gray, green, purple and yellow. Of course there are variations of those colors that will go well with anything you decide to DIY. Follow these simple instructions and you will be on your way to being a neutral baby shower expert!
There are many DIYs themes you can do versus bows/tutus for girls and sports/mustaches for boys. A popular one for gender neutral showers is animals such as elephants, giraffes, hippos, and bears. So to display this theme and incorporate a fun game into your shower, try making a pinata! You’ll need chicken wire, wire cutters, string, a hook, Modge Podge, and paper mache. Mold the chicken wire into any of the animals listed above or any other animal. Use the wire cutters to help with the molding such as cutting and attaching the trunk of an elephant. Next, place the hook ontop of the animal and attach the string to use as a hanging device. Make a small hole, using the wire cutters somewhere in the animal to fill with anything you’d like to rain down on people then cover with paper mache using the Modge Podge.
Washi Tape Straws
These are exactly what they sound like, straws covered in Washi tape. You can buy rolls in all colors and patterns so pick as many as you’d like out along with some straws, ribbon, burlap paper, and a charpie pen if you don’t already have one. Simply cover the straw, top to bottom with the Washi tape then cut out mini tags from the burlap paper and write “It’s A Baby!” on each one. Attach a tag to each straw and place in the sparkling apple juice!
Button Baby Letters
Buy the wood letters from Hobby Lobby that make up “baby”, along with some buttons of various sizes, and gray, yellow, and white paint. Paint the letters gray, and the buttons yellow and white. Once the letters are dry, glue gun the buttons to the corners of each letter and make a ombre sprinkle effect. Place them on the table or on the front porch for those who’ve never been to the house!
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