Baby Shower Gift
find the all of the components for this precious homemade baby
shower gift at your local crafting store on the scrapbooking aisle.
That's right! It's my favorite secret for adorable
baby accessories. I found these adorable daisy flower brads,
cute binder clips in bright colors, and even the ribbon on the
is such a cute and
affordable homemade baby shower gift idea!
It looks like it came from a trendy baby boutique, but in
reality, it only costs a few dollars and a few minutes to make.
I made several of these for
my little darling, and I think any new Mom
would love one or two of these easy homemade baby gifts.
clip is very useful for those little ones who need their binky
nearby. The wonderful thing about a paci clip is that it
keeps baby's binky off of the floor, and within easy reach.
of all, this simple little tether will work with any kind of pacifier
that has a little air hole or vent...which is almost any kind.
Use these directions as a
guideline for the unique supplies you find.
You can use any type of ribbon, clip or brad, and even
customize the look of your homemade baby shower gift. All of
components I used were purchased on the scrapbooking aisle of my local
craft store (I ♥
At the bottom of the page,
there's a photo tutorial for attaching the pacifier to the
clip. I'm also including a
to attach to
homemade baby shower gift, so everyone will know exactly what it is!
The finished length of your
ribbon should not exceed 6" according to
safety standards for choking hazzards.
I would recommend limiting
the use of these pacifier clips to a very
young baby, as the parts and pieces aren't made for little grabby
hands, and may end up in the mouth. Please keep baby's safety
as your primary focus when choosing components for your paci clip.
this page for even more
baby shower gift
Pacifier Clip Directions
- A cute brad or
button-the kind with the loop on the back work best.
wire if you're using a button
- 18 inches of
thin ribbon-1/4 to 1/8th inch
- 1 clip of your
choice (see below)
- A lighter to
seal the ends of the ribbon
a few different options for your clip:
Clips are strong, and
useful for wiring on
long narrow items
are great because you get
4 clips per pack and
they can come in great colors.
clips are strong and usually have handy holes
for securing and wiring on decorations.
The cute Mini
that I used in this tutorial came in a variety pack of great colors.
They were sold on the scrapbooking section of my craft store.
ribbon to the hole on one side of clip.
Seal edge of ribbon by quickly and carefully running it past a flame.
This melts the end and keeps the ribbon from fraying.
Push the back of the brad through the other side of the clip, and bend
tabs back to hold in place. Curl the ends under so that baby
won't get poked. This part takes a little patience.
a small flathead screwdriver as a tool.
If you're using a button, put the loop through the hole. Feed
small length of wire through the button loop. Wrap both ends
around to the topside of the clip, work them under the button and back
through the hole and then twist around the button loop snugly to hold
the button in place.
This step takes some fenagling, but you want a tight hold with no sharp
edges...and you want the clip to still pinch open.
Make a generous 3-4 inch loop at
the end of your ribbon as shown.
Now we're tying a knot. I have no idea what the
real name of this knot is. Where is Vincent, my boyscout, when I need him?
But you're basically tying your loop into a knot on itself.
OK, now I'm confusing us both...It's really very easy:
Just take your flattened loop, make a loop out of it. Now
just poke the end through your loop.
Slip the knot about midway on the length of ribbon so that you still
have a very generous loop left over. Pull to tighten up your knot.
It will look like the photo below. You may also stitch your
loop instead of tying it if you're handy with the sewing machine or
needle and thread.
Almost done! This is what your homemade baby shower gift
should look like now. Measure your ribbon to be sure that
not longer than 6 inches. If it is, loosen the knot and
it to a total length of 6 inches or less.
Trim off the extra ribbon close to your knot and carefully heat seal
it, as instructed above.
print out the tag below so that Mommy and guests will know exactly what
this cute little lasso is for.
Homemade Baby Shower Gift Card
print the card, right click and choose 'copy'. Now open a new
document in your word processing or publishing program. Right
click and choose paste. I recommend printing on card stock.
Cut out your tag, and punch a hole in the corner just above
Attach to the pacifier clip, so that everyone at the baby shower can
'ooh' and 'ahhhh' at this adorable homemade baby shower gift.
How to Attach a Pacifier
the pacifier (or your card) to the paci clip, poke the end
of the loop through the handle or an airhole, and slide the pacifier
(card) to the knot.
Now reach through the loop, and grab the clip. Pull
clip through the loop, tighten, and clip it onto the nearest