7 Easy Ideas for Creative DIY Birth Announcements
You could be a DIY addict who’s always searching Pinterest for your next project or someone finally looking to unleash your creativity now that you’ve got your little one inspiring you. Whether or not you crafted your own custom wedding vows booklet and wowed friends and fam with colorful maternity photos, now that baby’s arrived, it’s your chance to introduce them in an equally unique way! Why email some bland announcement when you could get crafting and make one at home? Take a quick break from mommy-ing and check out these completely creative ideas to make those birth announcements your own.
Doable DesignMaybe you don’t have a fancy image editor on your laptop and you’re not exactly the queen of fonts — no problem! You get to play graphic designer for the day anyway. Free photo editing sites such as PicMonkey or Canva are set up so anyone can come out looking like a pro. Pick one of the baby photos that’s jam-packed the storage space on your phone to use as the base of an awesomely adorable announcement. Drop in your picture, add overlays and experiment with the fab fonts the site has on offer. You can keep things simple with your baby’s stats or go for more flair with additions like balloons or an artistic border.
2. Stationery Swaddle: Kick up the creativity with a cloth-covered announcement! Cut heavy cardstock to the size you want, either after you’ve added a message (and an adorable photo) with a printer or before you write it by hand. Now comes the cute part: “Swaddle” the card with pieces cut from a spare receiving blanket or another thin, soft piece of fabric. Fold the cloth around the card, and secure it in the front with a pastel safety pin.
3. Teeny-Tiny Footprints: Gently cover the soles of your baby’s feet with tempera or non-toxic finger paint. “Walk” their painted piggies up and down a piece of poster board (or a few, depending on how many announcements you want to hand out). After the paint dries, cut the board apart into individual cards. Add baby’s name, birth info and anything else you want. (Don’t forget to wash the rest of the paint off your little love’s tootsies!)