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How many times have you been invited to a baby shower and been baffled when it comes to getting a gift? Like most people, you probably get the names of stores the expecting mother is registered at, and easily pick something off her list. While there is nothing wrong with purchasing the mother to-be merchandise that she really wants and needs, sometimes it can be fun and inspiring to do something unique. Sometimes you want to do something creative and meaningful for a group of your friends that are just having babies.

DIY Craft Essential #1: Washi tape

You'd be surprised at how many things you can do, and how many tutorials out there are obsessed, with washi tape. The versatile paper tape with adorable designs makes great wall decor, paper crafts or can even spruce up your furniture.

DIY Craft Essential #2: Needle nose pliers

This tiny tool is great for small projects. "This is not only your go­-to tool for opening and closing jump rings, bending wire, and securing crimp beads and ribbon ends, but pliers are also great for cutting through jewelry chain and wire," said Morin.

Bottles and baby carriages are gifts that every new mom will need, but oftentimes a monetary gift can be really helpful. Cash gifts that will help children later in life as they grow up will be appreciated by new parents. Opening a special education bank account is a fantastic idea. You don't need to spend a ton of money to do this. All you have to do is open the account and add a little bit of money into it. This kind of gift will go a long way. Some businesses even allow you to purchase one share of stock in a child's name. Handpicked by experts, it is a unique and good way to do something special.

DIY Craft Essential #3: X-acto knife

If you love stationary crafts, jewelry crafts or any delicate work -- you'll need a proper cutting tool. Not all scissors can do the job. "Remember first using scissors and cutting along the dotted lines in grade school?" Morin asked. "Hopefully, you’re attempting more challenging crafts as an adults."

DIY Craft Essential #4: Spray paint

Acrylic paints are also great for any DIY starter kit. However, if you're looking for a perfect, seamless finish on your furniture, art and home decor -- make some space to spray. It doesn't hurt to keep some cans in your favorite colors (as long as you store them properly).


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Another good surprise is to do something that will really benefit a new mom's personal life. You can buy house cleaning and child sitting gift certificates that a new parent will just love. As new parents whose schedules are about to change, having assistance cleaning the house or being able to get out for a day of fun will be a meaningful gift that continues to give long after the baby is born.

Don't forget, you can always go in ways that are more classic. A helpful and fun gift that every mother will love is the baby diaper cake. A new mom will be able to use all the helpful products put in a baby diaper cake. They are normally put together with diapers, baby receiving blankets, quilting fabric, clothes, and hooded towels. You can also use them as a decorative item for your shower dinner table or side table. All of the pieces in the baby diaper cake will be immediately used repeatedly by new moms.

Get excited to be creative the next time you get a baby shower invite in the mail. You can give new mothers a very special item just by thinking outside the box. Helpful services and a financial start for their child's school will be a big surprise and very meaningful. You can still go the customary way, buying baby receiving blankets and cute fleece throws to go along with something special. Really show how much you care by giving a product that is unique and different.

DIY Craft Essential #5: Painter's tape

Painter's tape is "perfect for for attempting the c​olor block trend," said Morin. Plus, you'll need something to keep your projects neat and tidy, no matter what type of paints you use.

DIY Craft Essential #6: Hot glue gun

There are some tools that are too functional not to have. "This is one DIY workhorse tool you shouldn't do without," said Morin. Hot melt glue works on a variety of materials.
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