50 Beautiful DIY Baby Shower Centerpieces That Will Save Serious Money

50 Beautiful DIY Baby Shower Centerpieces That Will Save Serious Money

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Throwing a baby shower for a friend or relative isn't just a super nice thing to do, it can also be a surprisingly enjoyable experience. Putting together the perfect baby shower is a lot of work, but it's also the perfect excuse to get creative. From the decor to the food, everything about a baby shower is an opportunity to indulge in all things adorable. Of course, cute doesn't necessarily come cheap. Luckily, there are lots of ways to save cash by going the DIY route -- especially with centerpieces. True, there are expert party planners available for hire who can take care of these darling details. But with so many great ideas out there for making centerpieces at home, why spend the money?

Some of these projects can be made with items that might already be on hand (like leftover coffee cans and mason jars). Others might require a trip to the craft store for some inexpensive supplies (but who doesn't love a reason to go to the craft store?). 

To help narrow down the possibilities, it can help to pick a baby shower theme. Rainbows, mermaids, and nature are particularly popular right now. Gender reveal showers are a major trend, too. Can't decide on a motif? No biggie. It's all about creating something cute (without breaking the bank).

The best part of these DIY centerpieces is that they're not too difficult for the average person to pull off -- some of them are ridiculously easy!

  • Disney Garden Flower Centerpiece

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    This is a gorgeous DIY centerpiece that allows for a lot of customization, both in colors and the characters from Disney one may want to highlight. All that's needed is the larger vase, some toys, flowers of choice, and some potting grass and then one will have these budget-happy, DIY pieces that are memorable. 

  • Dinosaur Goes Gold Centerpiece

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    Dinosaur-themed showers are perfect whether the baby's sex is known or not, and there are so many ways to incorporate the theme into the centerpiece. These call for spray painting some inexpensive toy dinosaurs and adding them in with some other items to make an eye-catching centerpiece.

  • Woodland Diaper Cakes

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    Diaper cakes are a popular centerpiece for baby showers and there are many ways to customize them to fit a theme and tastes. These cute woodland diaper cake centerpieces combine the white diapers (or use onesies) and wrap them in adorable woodland characters.

  • Baby Dress Centerpiece

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    How cute is this?! If someone is expecting a little girl, these centerpieces are a cute way to bring some personality and color into the decorations. There are step-by-step instructions available to follow to make the invisible stand to hold up the dresses that suit the party the best.

  • Bumble Bee Flowers

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    Using some fresh cut daisies and mason jars, twine, and paint, make these adorable bee-themed flower centerpieces. These are simple to put together for anyone who doesn't consider themselves crafty. The payout is huge!

  • A Rainbow in the Clouds

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    This is a touching theme, especially if anyone expecting a baby after loss. The rainbow in the clouds is a gender neutral theme that allows for gorgeous colors and modern whites. This centerpiece comes with an easy-to-follow do-it-yourself tutorial.

  • Ready to Pop Popcorn

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    Ready to pop is a common theme for baby showers and there are a whole lot of adorable decoration ideas that can spark from that. This ready-to-pop popcorn centerpiece is perfect for this theme and for anyone who wants an eye-catching decor while sticking to a budget.

  • ABC Baby Balloons

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    Baby balloon centerpiece for baby shower
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    Going with an ABC baby theme for a baby shower, this DIY centerpiece is perfect because it can be tailored to any color scheme. These are friendly for those on a budget but want to make a memorable event for everyone.

  • A Little Ballerina Centerpiece

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    When going with a pink theme, these cute little ballerina marshmallows are the perfect fit. They're easy to DIY on a budget, too, and can pretty up the table with little waste at the end, too. These can be a part of a larger ballerina theme, or as the center focus of the table. 

  • Tulle Balloon & Basket

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    If going with a blue theme, whether it's for a baby boy or not, these centerpieces are adorable. The basket helps keep the helium balloons from flying to the sky and it's an adorable theme for honoring a baby coming into the world. There are a lot of balloon options if someone wanted something similar with a little twist.

  • DIY Dollar Store Cupcake Stand

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    Presentation is everything when it comes to dessert tables. These cupcake stands from Crafty Morning use dollar store "silver" plates, glass candlestick holders, and spray paint to make the platters worthy of the fanciest treats. Pink or blue, the cupcakes will look extra cute on this easy DIY stand. 

  • Rain Boot Vase Centerpiece

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    Particularly easy if there are older siblings in the house, these rain boot flower vases from Catch My Party are perfect for a "shower" (get it?). Really want to lean in to the theme? Get a new pair of tiny rain boots can do double duty as a shower gift and a centerpiece! 

  • Mini Diaper Cake

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    So cute and easy, these diaper flower centerpieces from Just a Girl and Her Blog have a super short supply list: Just fake flowers, diapers, and ribbon (and hot glue, of course). We love that this is a centerpiece that is actually functional -- the diapers are still usable! 

  • Floral Centerpiece

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    Flowers are a classic idea for a shower decoration, but getting flowers from a florist can be so expensive. But these flower centerpieces from Blupla are so simple to put together and can be done with flowers from a wholesaler or from Costco or Trader Joe's! Fake flowers can work too, which means assembling in advance is easy to do. 

  • Rubber Duck Fish Bowl Party Centerpiece

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    Once again, practically all the necessary items for these rubber ducky bowl centerpieces from Kara's Party Ideas can be found at the dollar store (except the flowers, if they're fresh!). When the party is over, send the rubber ducks home with any little shower guests or older siblings-to-be. 

  • Balloon Centerpiece

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    Is it really even a party if there aren't balloons? This centerpiece idea is so cheerful and can be done in any color scheme to match any party theme. It might be worth investing in a small air pump to speed up the process of making these balloon centerpieces from Oh Happy Day! 

  • Star Centerpiece

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    The mom-to-be is always the star of the show at a baby shower, so why not go all in with a star theme? These star centerpieces from Kara's Party Ideas will add just enough twinkle to any table. Consider adding some easy twinkle lights around the table to take it to the next level. 

  • Pom-Pom Gumball Centerpiece

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    Next to candy, a new baby is the sweetest thing! Bring back happy candy shop memories with this tissue paper pom-pom and gumball centerpiece from My Spare Time. Pair with small glass bowls of candy, like Skittles or M&Ms, for a sweet and colorful vibe!

  • Teddy Bear Tissue Paper Honeycomb Balls

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    Animal themes can be unbearably cute (sorry, had to do it!) and the good news is that one doesn't have to be a DIY master to pull this one off. The addition of a few paper cutouts turns regular hanging honeycomb balls into adorable teddy bears. A few stuffed teddy bears to decorate the tables can easily complete the theme. 

  • Well Wishes Welcome Sign

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    One of the best parts of a baby shower is the chance for more experienced moms to give the mom-to-be advice and wisdom. Give guests a place to pass along some words of encouragement for the mom-to-be with this custom wood sign

  • Bunny Hot Air Balloon

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    A bunny is cute. A bunny in a balloon? Adorable! Also from Kara's Party Ideas, this bunny hot air balloon will give everyone's spirits a lift and works in any color scheme. We love it with some extra fluffy flowers like peonies. 

  • Gender-Themed Cup Centerpieces

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    Great for gender reveal showers (or just gender-themed showers), these are easily assembled using some cute printouts, ribbons, cups, and sticks or straws. For an extra punch of color, fill with colored stones or candies. 

  • Floating Rubber Duckies Centerpiece

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    Rubber duckies are always cheerful, fun, and perfect for a gender neutral baby shower theme. One can find everything needed for this centerpiece at a local craft store or maybe a dollar store. Quite possibly the easiest centerpiece ever, and so much fun! 

  • Painted Mason Jar Centerpiece

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    Proving once again that mason jars are every DIY-er's best friend, these painted vases are perfectly rustic. This would look cute with a mixture of jar sizes and paint colors. 

  • Baby Blocks Table Decor

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    Cardboard boxes, wrapping paper, and letters from the craft store are all it takes to make this cheerful tower of blocks. If the mom-to-be is willing to share, or make a tower to announce the new baby's name! 

  • Lollipop Bouquet Centerpiece

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    Another variation of a candy theme, this centerpiece is fun and affordable. Basicall