Baby Shower Centerpieces: Creative Ideas Using Baby Gear

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A diaper cake can be original, creative and useful! Credit: Getty Images

The focal point for your table, baby shower centerpieces can range from floral bouquets to balloons to edible works of art -- but what about making a creative centerpiece that the mom-to-be can use? Out of all the decorations for your baby shower, centerpieces using the necessities of baby care and other important nursery items will impress your shower guests as well as give the honored mom-to-be a treasured and appreciated gift.

One of the most popular baby shower centerpiece ideas, a diaper cake can be original, creative, and, most importantly, useful and helpful for the mother-to-be. Items used to make this baby shower centerpiece, such as diapers, baby bottles, pacifiers, washcloths, and many more baby care items, will all be used by the new mom once her baby arrives. Plan the Perfect Baby Shower has step-by-step instructions for making the perfect diaper cake centerpiece as well as pictures and ideas to adapt a diaper cake to any baby shower theme. For example, if your shower theme involves teddy bears, you can decorate the diaper cake with a stuffed teddy bear on top of the cake.

A towel cake, another creative centerpiece idea using baby gear, is easier and faster to make than a diaper cake. Using regular sized towels, hand towels, and washcloths, build the cake in layers and top with rubber duckies, baby shampoos, or any other baby bath item. Creative Baby Shower Ideas provides how-to instructions along with pictures of these delightful centerpieces that can be decorated to coordinate with any shower theme.

For fans of flower arrangements who still want to create a baby shower centerpiece using baby gear, how about a baby sock rose bouquet? Another idea from Plan the Perfect Baby Shower, this rose bouquet is simple to make, although making each individual sock rose can be time consuming until you get the hang of it. You'll need green floral tape and wire, six pairs of baby socks (in your preferred color) to make a dozen roses, wire cutters, a vase, and additional greenery like baby's breath. Detailed instructions, along with photos, are available on the website to help you make an adorable and useful baby shower centerpiece.

If you're not a crafty type, there are many simple and straight-forward baby shower centerpiece ideas that involve absolutely no artistic talent on your part. Take a stuffed animal -- it can be Elmo, Winnie the Pooh, Cookie Monster, a teddy bear, or whatever animal you choose. Dress the animal in a diaper and a onesie, give him a pacifier and a bottle, wrap him in a blanket, and place in a basket for a creative centerpiece. For unique and functional baby shower centerpieces, find a miniature red wagon or a dump truck and fill with diapers, bibs, onesies, socks, washcloths, booties, rattles, blankets, bottles, and any other baby care items you wish. Not only will the mom-to-be have a good supply of needed supplies, but she'll also have a great toy her baby will love playing with when he gets a little older.

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