DIY: A Cute Baby Shower Thank You


I  was looking for a simple, cheap, and cute thank you for the girls at work who were throwing me a baby shower. I wanted something useful/yummy that they could take home with them. I usually bake cookies, but lately I’ve been really short on time, and who doesn’t like chocolate?! I saw this idea over at The New Domestic. Their version is kinda fancier, but I like my simple version using things I had on hand. I used things I already had on hand and only had to buy the chocolate bars. Look through your supplies and be creative!


  • scrapbook paper (fabric would be cute too)
  • clear tape (you could try glue, but I didn’t want to wait for it to dry)
  • marker (stickers would be cute)
  • paper doilies (you could also use ribbon, yarn, washi tape, stickers…)
  • something to cut with
  • chocolate bars wrapped in foil and removable label (these were actually very hard to find. but most specialty chocolates are still wrapped in foil)

Step 1: Get your chocolate naked!

Be very careful removing the label, mine was glued to the foil a bit.

Step 2: Measuring

Flip your scrapbook paper over so you don’t mark on the pretty side. Use one of the chocolate labels and just trace around or make marks for cutting.

Step 3: Cutting

I have this nifty little paper cutter from when I made our wedding invites, but a ruler and scissors works (or just trace and cut free hand on the line).

Step 4: Tape and Fold

Lay your chocolate face down on your scrapbook paper, fold an edge over and tape somewhere near the center on the back. Pull the paper tight to get a crisp edge and tape the other side down.

To get a crisp edge, run your fingers down the sides and crease the paper with the edge of the chocolate (just like wrapping a present).

Step 5: Decorate

Using these little paper doilies, I measure where the best spot would be to write.

I just used my sharpie and wrote a quick thanks in the center.

Next, I just taped the edges on the back.

And voila! All finished!

116 Comments on DIY: A Cute Baby Shower Thank You

  1. Jeni
    November 4, 2012 at 2:18 pm (2 years ago)

    You had me at “naked chocolate.” Congrats on being Freshly Pressed!

  2. ashanam
    November 4, 2012 at 2:34 pm (2 years ago)

    There must be some holiday coming up I can work that into. Great idea!

  3. creatingtheperfectmom
    November 4, 2012 at 2:37 pm (2 years ago)

    LOVE this! Im planning a shower now for my sister-in-law & I will for sure be making these for her shower! Great & Creative Idea!!!

    • shawnajereemiller
      November 4, 2012 at 2:40 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks! They were a big hit! Good luck with all your planning. :)

  4. beadstork
    November 4, 2012 at 3:00 pm (2 years ago)

    You have such awesome handwriting. If I tried that, it would look like a toddler wrote “Thank You” with a crayon! :)

  5. sagescenery
    November 4, 2012 at 3:34 pm (2 years ago)

    Love it! Doilies are the best craft tool ever invented!! So pretty!!!

  6. 5thingstodotoday
    November 4, 2012 at 4:05 pm (2 years ago)

    I really like your blog and would love you to feature on mine, All you have to do is write five suggestions along with a link back to your site. Please check out the blog and see the sort of things people have written about.

  7. Jeremy Truitt
    November 4, 2012 at 4:34 pm (2 years ago)

    Definitely showing my wife this! She loves this stuff! I couldn’t begin to participate in any DIY projects lol

    • shawnajereemiller
      November 4, 2012 at 5:42 pm (2 years ago)

      This one is easy enough maybe you could help or at least eat the chocolate :) thanks for reading.

  8. miiu
    November 4, 2012 at 4:35 pm (2 years ago)

    those are awesome! it’s a shame i never had a baby shower, but maybe next time? anyway, love diy’s made from stuff that you already have lying around. thumbs up!

    • shawnajereemiller
      November 4, 2012 at 5:34 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks!! You could make them as thanks for any occasion because who doesn’t love a little chocolate surprise! :)

  9. lolalovesto
    November 4, 2012 at 4:52 pm (2 years ago)

    Wow such a brilliant idea!!! x

  10. segmation
    November 4, 2012 at 5:26 pm (2 years ago)

    Your thanks you’s are awesome. I know your friends will enjoy these!

  11. chilliandmint
    November 4, 2012 at 5:57 pm (2 years ago)

    So simple and yet really effective. Lovely idea.

  12. hopeforheather
    November 4, 2012 at 6:36 pm (2 years ago)

    YUM! And cute! And NAKED CHOCOLATE! :)

  13. sleafordbayretreat
    November 4, 2012 at 6:42 pm (2 years ago)

    What a neat idea, I have bookmarked this one! Thank you

    • shawnajereemiller
      November 4, 2012 at 7:48 pm (2 years ago)

      You’re welcome! And thank you for checking it out!

  14. camdenstables
    November 4, 2012 at 7:30 pm (2 years ago)

    Very nice – I think the “wrap” could be used on all sorts of goody packages – great, simple idea. I am not crafty but I like to think I am artistic and this project is good balance for my abilities.

  15. jordanajands
    November 4, 2012 at 8:53 pm (2 years ago)

    These are super cute! Great idea :)

  16. Jacqueline Pauley
    November 4, 2012 at 10:11 pm (2 years ago)

    I love this idea! You could use it on so many occasions. Best of luck preparing for the baby!

    • shawnajereemiller
      November 4, 2012 at 10:12 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you so much! I feel like I have so much to do, and so little time! :)

  17. wordswithnannaprawn
    November 5, 2012 at 12:08 am (2 years ago)

    I’m not sure there would have been any chocolate left if I’d tried to do this for my daughters baby shower…….plus we had more pressing concerns, it was April Fools Day (yes really!)…..and she went into labour five weeks early! Was the craziest baby shower in history!! Love your pretty and whimsical blog :)

    • shawnajereemiller
      November 5, 2012 at 6:53 am (2 years ago)

      Wow that sounds like and exciting day! Thanks for visiting!

  18. teenainjerusalem
    November 5, 2012 at 12:10 am (2 years ago)

    Thank you for sharing this very cute idea! I have also seen similar things done for birthday-cards, and am already thinking of using this idea for name-cards some time! Thanks again. And a big congrats on being Freshly Pressed!! :)

    • shawnajereemiller
      November 5, 2012 at 6:55 am (2 years ago)

      Thank you! I can’t wait to try this with something else :)

  19. mikafry
    November 5, 2012 at 1:01 am (2 years ago)

    Very cute! I especially like that these are truly a low-cost alternative. :)

    • shawnajereemiller
      November 5, 2012 at 6:56 am (2 years ago)

      Thank you. Right now I’m definitely looking into low cost everything. :)

  20. rohini
    November 5, 2012 at 3:57 am (2 years ago)

    its so sweet idea to decorate for someone special…thanku for the idea… :)

  21. ayna
    November 5, 2012 at 5:32 am (2 years ago)

    so creative! i love the idea :)

  22. Sinead
    November 5, 2012 at 5:40 am (2 years ago)

    I love this idea! The doilies make them look so pretty and elegant :-)

    • shawnajereemiller
      November 5, 2012 at 6:58 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks! I’m always looking for an excuse to use a doily :)

  23. Saajida
    November 5, 2012 at 6:52 am (2 years ago)

    This is one of the cutest things I have ever seen! Thanks for the idea :)

  24. Things You Realize After You Get Married
    November 5, 2012 at 7:51 am (2 years ago)

    What a an adorable, yet practical and edible gift that is easy on the wallet I will definitely keep this in mind when I need to give out “thank you” gifts.

  25. nirupamaprv
    November 5, 2012 at 8:54 am (2 years ago)

    Utterly delicious and thoughtful!

  26. Valentina
    November 5, 2012 at 8:58 am (2 years ago)

    Thanks for sharing! This idea is so sweet! Especially for chocolate lovers like me :)

  27. sportsandthecross
    November 5, 2012 at 9:33 am (2 years ago)

    Awesome idea!! Congrats on being Freshly Pressed!

  28. eyeLaugh
    November 5, 2012 at 9:58 am (2 years ago)

    I love your header!

  29. mysweatyshirt
    November 5, 2012 at 10:00 am (2 years ago)

    I love this. It’s simple and totally sweet. :) :)

  30. artreviewed
    November 5, 2012 at 12:43 pm (2 years ago)

    So simple and clever! Looks really effective! May try this as a thank you for things I receive over Christmas! :D Thanks for sharing! x

    • shawnajereemiller
      November 5, 2012 at 1:02 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks for visiting. I hope it comes in handy for you this holiday season. :)

  31. kiki
    November 5, 2012 at 2:22 pm (2 years ago)

    I loved the idea!!! so awesome. I will definitely be using this when I have a baby shower!

  32. Carmen
    November 5, 2012 at 5:49 pm (2 years ago)

    Delicious Idea – especially for chocolate lovers!! Congrats on being Freshly Pressed!

  33. Kayla Hoffman
    November 5, 2012 at 8:09 pm (2 years ago)

    Cute idea! I am all about being frugal and crafty; I might have to use this in a few months since I am almost 3 months preggo! I am still waiting until Thanksgiving to announce it on my blog. How did you share?

    • shawnajereemiller
      November 5, 2012 at 8:13 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks and congrats! We ended up just calling our families since we live away from everyone. But we invited everyone over for a gender reveal party! Congrats again! And what a happy time to let everyone know! :)

  34. ladysatrina
    November 5, 2012 at 8:15 pm (2 years ago)

    Reblogged this on The Crafty Diva and commented:
    I like finding other peoples projects as well. I hope you enjoy this one as much as I did!

  35. loveandlatenightsmumma
    November 5, 2012 at 11:26 pm (2 years ago)

    Love this, so simple, wish i had of seen this after i had my baby shower, will definitely be using this idea for future gifts though, thanks x

  36. fashionablemotherhood
    November 6, 2012 at 2:40 am (2 years ago)

    Brilliant idea, wish I’d known about this earlier for my shower! Will definatly use for future occasions.

    • shawnajereemiller
      November 6, 2012 at 4:08 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks for checking it out. Hope it comes in handy in the future :)

  37. thatgirlthania
    November 6, 2012 at 3:37 am (2 years ago)

    Creative! Lovely!! I could use the idea too! Thanks for sharing!!

  38. sapphirebean
    November 6, 2012 at 5:11 am (2 years ago)

    Thanks for sharing. so cute!!

  39. letourbillondeparis
    November 6, 2012 at 5:41 am (2 years ago)

    Such a nice idea! You can never go wrong with chocolate! x

  40. Renny
    November 6, 2012 at 7:45 am (2 years ago)

    Great idea!

  41. tableofcolors
    November 6, 2012 at 7:48 am (2 years ago)

    What a great idea to use as a party favor!

  42. dossenoritasymas
    November 6, 2012 at 8:06 am (2 years ago)

    i love these! they’re adorable, and a really thoughtful way to say ‘thank you’! i can’t wait to try them :)

  43. Mlle B
    November 6, 2012 at 8:11 am (2 years ago)

    cute idea!!

  44. iou9394
    November 6, 2012 at 9:44 am (2 years ago)

    nice design

  45. arisawake
    November 6, 2012 at 11:14 am (2 years ago)

    how lovely! i like it :)

  46. shazza91321
    November 6, 2012 at 12:06 pm (2 years ago)

    I love it!!! My daughter made a advice can for the baby shower mother, all mother put good advice for the new mother in the can…

    • shawnajereemiller
      November 6, 2012 at 12:40 pm (2 years ago)

      That’s a great idea! I’ll have to remember that for some of my friends showers ill know ill be hosting in the future! Thanks! :)

  47. Katharina
    November 7, 2012 at 4:08 am (2 years ago)

    Thanks for sharing this sweet idea – I needed a small present for a friend (even tough its NOT a baby shower party, but it fits for many occasions!!)

    • shawnajereemiller
      November 7, 2012 at 4:46 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks! I think this could work for any occasion :)

  48. M'ADE
    November 7, 2012 at 5:34 am (2 years ago)

    Reblogged this on M'ADE and commented:
    cant wait for mine…

  49. TERRIfic Words
    November 7, 2012 at 9:05 am (2 years ago)

    This is such a cute and simple way to say thanks. This might be a good idea for the welcome bags I’m getting for my wedding guests.

  50. Marti Parham
    January 26, 2013 at 8:50 am (1 year ago)

    Nice. Congrats on getting “pressed.”


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