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Sweet and Simple Baby Shower Centerpieces

Sweet and Simple Baby Shower Centerpieces by Just a Girl and Her Blog

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of celebrating a friend who is expecting a sweet baby girl! I did a lot of the decorations for the shower, and you can bet I went absolutely crazy with the pink since I never get to do that around here! {I love those sweet little Cs, but they are not pink people! 😉 } I LOVE creating party decor, but one of the things that saddens me about it is that most of it ends up being thrown away after the shower. As a sweet and simple solution to that problem, I came up with these diaper centerpieces that can be well used by the mama-to-be long after her shower is over.

Here’s what I used to create them:

Sweet and Simple Baby Shower Centerpieces by Just a Girl and Her Blog
  • Faux flowers
  • Diapers (8 size 2 diapers per centerpiece; I like Pampers because they’re white.)
  • Rubber bands
  • Scissors
  • Yellow and pink ribbon (One roll of each was plenty for 4 centerpieces.)
  • Hot glue gun

Step 1- Roll the Diapers

I started by rolling 7 of the 8 diapers and securing them with rubber bands.

Sweet and Simple Baby Shower Centerpieces by Just a Girl and Her Blog

For the last diaper, I trimmed down the stem of one of my flowers so that it was slightly shorter than the width of the diaper and wrapped the diaper around it.

Sweet and Simple Baby Shower Centerpieces by Just a Girl and Her Blog

Step 2- Put It All Together

Next I just put the diaper with the flower in the center, arranged the other rolled diapers around it, and secured everything together with another rubber band.

Sweet and Simple Baby Shower Centerpieces by Just a Girl and Her Blog

Step 3- Add Ribbon!

Everything is better with ribbon, right? I wrapped my first piece of ribbon around the centerpiece, securing it in the back with a dot of hot glue.

Sweet and Simple Baby Shower Centerpieces by Just a Girl and Her Blog

I then put my second piece of ribbon slightly above the first, tying it in a bow, and I was done!

Sweet and Simple Baby Shower Centerpieces by Just a Girl and Her Blog
Sweet and Simple Baby Shower Centerpieces by Just a Girl and Her Blog

At the party, we just popped each one onto a little hexagon plate from the Target Dollar Spot, sprinkled some confetti around it, and we were good to go!

Sweet and Simple Baby Shower Centerpieces by Just a Girl and Her Blog

Photo by Jessica Lynn Photography

I love these baby shower centerpieces because they are not only super simple, but they’re also cute AND double as a little gift for mom-to-be! It doesn’t get much better than that!

Update! I recently made a more elaborate version of these cute diaper cakes for my sister’s baby shower. You can get the full tutorial here!

These beautiful diaper cakes make the perfect baby shower centerpieces! They are easy party decor and can be adapted for boys or girls! I'm definitely making these cute decorations for our next shower!

Have you made any cute baby shower decor lately?

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54 Comments

  1. Jamie @milestohomestead.com says:

    So cute! What a great idea.

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you, Miss Jamie! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  2. Love this idea! Simple, cute & practical. Thanks for the inspiration.

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you so much, Jennifer! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  3. Laura@JourneyChic says:

    Great idea! A new mom can NEVER have too many diapers. My MIL made a diaper “cake” for my shower and it was much appreciated. I happened to save all the ribbon and decorations from it, so even though she passed away before my SIL (her daughter) gave birth, I was able to use those decorations to recreate the cake for my SIL’s shower. Then it became something sentimental as well as useful.

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Girl, your story made me tear up. What an amazing gift to give your SIL! Thanks so much for sharing!

      ~Abby =)

  4. Emily @ My Love for Words says:

    Very cute, and I love that it will be used later. Great idea!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you so much, my friend! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  5. The Funster says:

    Abby
    This is so simple to make yet so elegant! What a great idea. You can also give them away as well for parting gifts too. Great post!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you so much! I love a simple project! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  6. Anne@DesignDreams says:

    What a cute & creative idea! and those fake flowers look amazing!!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thanks so much, Anne! IKEA makes pretty good fake flowers, I guess! I didn’t even know they sold them until I found these beauties there! Hope you’re having a wonderful week!

      ~Abby =)

      1. Just came across these amazing looking centerpieces. Question though, what size ribbon and about how big are the flowers in diameter? Thanks for the help 🙂

        1. justagirlabby says:

          Oh my. I wrote this years ago, so I’m not exactly sure. The flowers were from IKEA, and the gerber daisies they have on their site right now say that they’re 6″ in diameter, so I’m guessing the ones I used were pretty close to that. Those rolls of ribbon look like they’re about 1″ wide each. I hope this helps!

          ~Abby =)

  7. Loving these!! I’ve actually made a big diaper cake as a gift for a family member of mine and it was a lot of work but so much fun to do! These are beautiful!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      The big ones are definitely a lot of work! They’re a lot of fun, though! I bet yours was super cute. Happy Tuesday, Renee!

      ~Abby =)

  8. Jessi @ Practically Functional says:

    Those are too cute, and so simple too! I love that you can just switch out the flower and ribbon colors and it’ll perfectly match any shower theme! Pinning, and thanks for sharing this at Creativity Unleashed!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you so much, Jessi! Love your new party! Hope you’re having a wonderful week!

      ~Abby =)

  9. Stephanie says:

    Abby, this is so adorable. Love the flower and ribbon. Pinning.
    Cheers,
    Stephanie

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thanks so much, Stephanie! I’m so glad you stopped by. Have a wonderful week!

      ~Abby =)

  10. femmefrugality says:

    Oh, these are so cute! Someone made some of those tissue paper huge hanging flowers for one of my showers…they said they were super easy to make, and I keep them in baby’s room to this day! But using diapers in the decor…oh the utility!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thanks, friend! Those tissue paper flowers sound so cute! I bet they’re great in the nursery! Hope you’re having a wonderful week!

      ~Abby =)

  11. Such a cute idea, I love that mom can use these centerpieces too. Folowers, diapers, ribbon all of it! Thanks for sharing.

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thanks so much, Sarah! It was a fun little project to put together! Have a wonderful week!

      ~Abby =)

  12. Heidi- Somewhat Simple says:

    This is such a cute idea! Thanks for linking up to our link party!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank YOU for hosting, Heidi! Love your party! Have a wonderful week!

      ~Abby =)

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  15. Hi Thanks for the great idea. I’m going to make them for my daughter’s baby shower. I bought everything today except the diapers. I was wondering what size diapers you used because I imagine it would make a difference.
    Thanks,
    Michele

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Here is your comment! I’m sorry it wasn’t showing right away! I know I answered via email, but in case anyone else was wondering, they were size 2! 🙂 Hope you’re having a great week, Michele!

      ~Abby =)

  16. These are adorable! Love that they are so simple and can actually be used after the shower is over.

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you so much, Kristy! Yes, I always love multi-functional decor! 😀 Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! Hope you’re having a great week!

      ~Abby =)

  17. Thanks for sharing this, I used it for a baby shower and they turned out so cute!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Aw, yay! I’m so glad you were able to use them! I’m sure the baby shower was adorable! Thanks so much for checking out my blog, Joan! Have a great week!

      ~Abby =)

  18. Love this! I’ve been searching on Pinterest for some cute centerpieces that are easy and quick to make for a baby shower I’m throwing for my daughter-in-law. They’re just what I was looking for. These are adorable! Thanks for sharing it!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Yay! I’m so glad you’ll be able to use them! Congrats on your new grandchild– how exciting! Have fun with the party!!

      ~Abby =)

  19. Love these I am going to make them for my next baby shower just need to know the width of ribbon you used.

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you, Judy! I used two colors of 1″ ribbon on each one. Have fun decorating for the shower!

      ~Abby =)

  20. I love it….you saved the day! 😉

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Yay! So glad to help, Susanne!

      ~Abby =)

  21. So super cute!! I love the big flower in the center. Great idea!! Pinned 🙂

  22. Hi! Where did you get the mint green square tray/plate they are sitting on? Thanks! Cute idea!!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Hi, Rachel! The little tray was from the Target Dollar Spot. I got it there probably a year ago now, so I’m not sure if they still carry them or not. Thanks so much for checking out my blog!

      ~Abby =)

  23. Katharine says:

    Love these. I am doing them for a baby shower I am co-hosting this weekend!

  24. Beautiful idea..I’m going to try this for my friends baby shower. What size diapers did you use?

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Hi, Angel! They were size 2! Have fun with it!

      ~Abby =)

  25. Oh how awesome and easy to do! I’ll have to keep this in mind for a gift too 🙂

  26. I love this center peice Im going to use this for my cousin
    baby shower thank you .

  27. I’m gonna make these for my baby shower next month. DO you suggest a certain size diaper?

    1. justagirlabby says:

      I used size 2, but any size will work! Congrats on your new little one!

      ~Abby =)

  28. Lee Popham says:

    I love this idea! This is so much better than those diaper cakes that the diapers get hot glued together and the Mom can’t use some of the diaper because they get ruin by the hot glue. I am going to do this for an upcoming shower in 3 weeks! Thanks for having this on Pintrest!!! You ROCK!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      So glad it was helpful for you, Lee! Hope you’re having a great week!

      ~Abby =)

  29. Lynelle @ ColorfulBows.com says:

    Hi Abby – They are very cute! I love reading your blog posts, they are so helpful and you are such an inspiration for all of us! I know that your audience is more DIY but if somebody is short on time or needs a little help, I will be more than happy to assist them at http://www.ColorfulBows.com

    Thank you Abby for all you share with us!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thanks so much, Lynelle!

      ~Abby =)

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