11 Attractive Baby Shower Banner Ideas


What is the first thing that welcomes guests at a baby shower? The banners, of course. They attract the guests’ attention the moment they enter the venue.

Therefore, you need to make your baby shower banner so attractive, creative, and beautiful that your guests shower accolades from the entrance itself!

So, how do you make an eye-catchy banner? MomJunction is here to help you with the task at hand. Here is a list of baby shower banner ideas for girls, boys, and some DIYs you can try.

Baby Shower Banner Ideas For Girls

For girls, you can have lots of flowers, pastel shades, and glitter.

1. ‘It’s a girl’ banner

You will need:

  • Pink craft paper
  • Glue
  • Ribbon or string
  • Pink ribbon
  • Letters
  • Scissors
  • Hole puncher

How to make:

  1. Draw a rectangle shape on the paper.
  2. Cut out the rectangle shapes (10-15 shapes).
  3. On the smaller side (width) of the paper, cut a broad ‘v’ shape.
  4. Punch two holes on either side of all the pieces.
  5. String the ribbon through all the shapes.
  6. Cut out heart shapes on the pink craft paper.
  7. Stick them with glue on the string or the pink ribbon and tie it up above the previous banner.
  8. Cut a broad rectangle, and write the words “It’s a girl”. Stick it on a ribbon.
  9. You may put some pink/ red balloons on either side.

2. Pink and blue hearts banner

You will need:

  • String
  • Clothespin
  • Pink and blue fabric
  • Letters (cloth or paper)
  • Needle and thread

How to make:

  1. Cut the fabric into heart shapes.
  2. Stitch up the rough edges to make it smooth.
  3. Stick the letters of the baby’s name or ‘it’s a girl’.
  4. Pin up the hearts on the clothesline.

3. Little frock banner

You will need:

  • Ribbon
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Glitter paper
  • Glue

How to do:

  1. Draw a frock and bib shapes on a paper.
  2. Cut the shape and stick glitter paper on it.
  3. Make as many as you want.
  4. Stick the ribbon on all the cut out frocks.
  5. Let it dry and hang the banner.

Tip: You can customize the banners with variations such as onesies, flowers, and dolls.

Baby Shower Banner Ideas For Boys

You can make a theme specific banner, and add customized elements such as superheroes or cars for boys.

4. Triangle banners

You will need:

  • Craft paper (different designs)
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • String/ribbon
  • Hole puncher
  • Scissors
  • Letters

How to make:

  1. Cut the craft paper into shapes of triangles (cut as many shapes as you would need for your banner).
  2. Punch two holes on either side on the top side.
  3. Stick the letters, “Oh, Boy!” on the shapes.
  4. String the ribbon through the holes.

5. Simple ‘It’s a baby boy’ banner

You will need:

  • A white/ colored satin cloth
  • Fabric paints

How to make:

  1. This is the right choice if you want to keep the message straight and simple.
  2. Cut the satin cloth to measure the size of the entrance.
  3. Paint the letters, “It’s a baby boy” on each piece.
  4. Alternatively, you can stitch or stick ribbons to make the letters of the message.
  5. Punch holes on the edges of the banner and tie it up.

6. Blue baby shower banner

You will need:

  • Glossy paper
  • Pencil
  • Letters
  • Star stickers
  • Ribbon
  • Glue

How to make:

  1. Cut the letters (BABY SHOWER). You can also use readymade letters.
  2. Stick the letters on a ribbon.
  3. Stick some stars on the letters.
  4. Cut a circle shape paper with ‘baby boy’ written on it.
  5. In between the words baby and shower, stick the circle shape (baby boy).

7. Baby shower banner

You will need:

  • Craft paper
  • Letters of the English alphabet
  • Colorful ribbon
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Hole puncher

How to make:

  1. Cut 10 9x8cm pieces from a chart paper.
  2. On the 8cm side, mark the center point (4cm horizontally) and (3cm vertically), and cut a triangle shape.
  3. Punch two holes on either side on the top.
  4. Stick the letters BABY SHOWER, with each letter on each piece.
  5. String in the ribbon through the holes.
  6. Hang the banner at the decoration place.

Elaborate DIY Baby Shower Banners

If you want to put in some more effort, care and time into the banner, make the banners more detailed. Here are some ideas for you:

8. Baby elephant banner

You will need:

  • Yellow and grey craft papers
  • Letters
  • Satin ribbon
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Hole puncher

How to make:

  1. Cut the chart paper (9x8cms), and have as many pieces as required.
  2. On the 8cm side, mark the center point (4cm horizontally) and (3cm vertically), and cut a triangle shape.
  3. Punch two holes on either side on the top.
  4. Make paper rosettes:
    a. Make 3in-wide paper strips (three strips)
    b. Fold the paper on one side, reverse and fold it on the other side
    c. Repeat the folding alternating each time till you fold the entire strip
    d. Open the strips, and you will get a zigzag pattern
    e. Apply glue on one end of the strip and stick it to the other strip
    f. Stick all the strips to make a circle and flatten it
    g. Cut two yellow circle shapes on craft paper and cover the middle portion of the circle on both sides
  5. Cut elephant-shaped pictures on the grey craft paper.
  6. Stick the elephant picture on the yellow circle.
  7. Make two such elephant picture cards for both the ends.
  8. Now string all the pieces together with an elephant on either side and baby shower/ baby’s name in between them.

9. Printed banner

You will need:

  • Printed craft paper
  • Scissors
  • Letters
  • Glue
  • Clothespin
  • Satin ribbon

How to make:

  1. Cut the craft paper into rectangular shapes. Cut as many as you would require.
  2. Border the shapes with gold or bright color ribbon.
  3. You may also embellish them with a shiny material.
  4. Stick the letters of the baby name on the pieces.
  5. Pin up the pieces or stick them on the satin ribbon.
  6. Hang the banner.

10. Mustache-and-tie banner

You will need:

  • Black and blue craft paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • String

How to make:

  1. Draw mustache shape on black craft paper and cut five pieces.
  2. Draw tie shape on blue craft paper and cut out five pieces.
  3. Punch one hole each in the center on all the shapes.
  4. String them together using a thick thread.
  5. This one is suitable for a boy.

11. Garland banner

You will need:

  • Craft paper (2-3 colors)
  • Hole puncher
  • String/ sewing machine

How to make:

  1. Punch big circles on the craft paper.
  2. Cut as many as you want.
  3. Line them up on the sewing machine and sew them in the center or
    punch a hole in the top center of the circle and string them together.
  4. Hang the banner.

Free Printable Baby Shower Banners

If you are running out of time, then go for printable templates. It’s easy to make a colorful and attractive banner with these printable designs.

All you need to do is:

  • Select the template
  • Personalize the message
  • Print the banner

Here are a few samples for you:

Once you have decided on the banner, check for the wordings you want to put on them. We cover them in the next section.

Baby Shower Banner Wordings

Wordings can enhance your banner and make it more creative. Here are some banner wordings you can customize or use them as-is for your baby shower.

  • The bundle of joy is on the way,
    Join us in welcoming the baby.
  • The little one is joining us soon,
    Celebrating with the mum-to-be (Name)
  • (name of the baby) is on the way,
    Let’s celebrate this day,
  • Congratulations (parents’ name) on your baby girl/boy
    If you want to personalize the banner, here are some samples that can help you with the right wordings:
  • Happiness, love, and bliss
    All good things our baby brings.
    Congratulations (parents’ names)
  • Celebrating the mom-to-e
    (name) baby shower
  • Rub a dub-dub, a new baby to love
  • Coming soon to bring sunshine into our lives,
    (name of the baby)
  • A pretty little princess in on his/ her way
    Let us shower her mom with love and blessings

Knowing some of the best baby shower banner ideas can make your occasion more beautiful. You may choose the girl banner, pink and blue heart banner, and little frock banner to reveal that you’re waiting for the little princes. Triangle banners and blue banners are ideal if you are waiting for a baby boy. You may choose gender-neutral banners if the baby shower does not involve gender reveal. You may also go for printed or painted DIY banners with more favorite or personal themes and colors.

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