Create a sweet and memorable ABC Baby Block Vase. Beautiful centerpiece for a baby shower or gift for new parents.
When my son was born, my sister, who lived out of town, sent us the prettiest bouquet of flowers in the hospital. The flowers were blues and whites and they were so beautiful – but the best part of the bouquet was the vase they came in! It was a square vase and it was made to look like a baby building block with the letters A, B, C and D on it. Today I’m sharing my DIY version of that vase.
This DIY ABC Baby Shower Vase is easy to make using a cutting machine and pastel colored vinyl. It makes the sweetest gift for a new parent and would also be a great centerpiece for a baby shower. I filled my vase with baby-neutral yellow and white flowers. If you know the gender of the baby you can fill it with pink or blue flowers or fill it with a little plant! Fake flowers aren’t a bad idea either – then the new parent can keep it in the baby’s room and not worry about sunlight, watering or the flowers wilting.
Below is the tutorial for creating your own ABC Baby Shower Vase as well as the free SVG cut file!
Supplies Needed for DIY ABC Baby Block Vase:
- Free SVG Cut file – Link located at the end of this post in blue
- Square vase
- Cricut Vinyl in Pastel – I used the pink, yellow, blue and green colors from a vinyl sampler pack
- Cricut Transfer Tape – I used Cricut Stencil Material as it was what I had on hand and works well for me but I would recommend the Cricut Transfer Tape. It also has a grid and is clear.
- Cricut cutting machine, mat and tools
Step One: Use the free SVG file to cut the four sides of the vase from pastel colored vinyl. I chose to make a pink A, blue B, yellow C and green D. This way my cooler colors were opposite each other on the vase, same with the warmer colors. You definitely don’t have to use pastel colors – this vase would look great in bold primary colors or even in all pinks or all blues.
Instructions for Cricut Design Space: Open a new project and upload the image. Select all layers and hit “Ungroup”. Then select the border and letter for each color and attach them one by one. You will then have four layers – one blue, pink, yellow and green. Alter the size of the blocks to fit whatever vase you are using and cut the blocks from whatever color vinyl you wish to use.
Step Two: Once the vinyl is cut, it is time to apply it to the vase. I used Cricut Transfer Tape to transfer the vinyl to the vase since. I used Cricut Stencil Material which is why mine looks blue, the Transfer Tape has a grid too but is clear. I had the Stencil Material on hand so I used this, but I’d recommend using the Transfer Tape. You should be able to use the same piece of Transfer Tape for the whole vase, or at least a few of sides. I started with the B (not sure why I didn’t start with A – but it doesn’t matter!) and lined up the stencil material with the frame around the B. I made sure to line up my Stencil Material the same way for each side of the vase, which made it easier to then apply evenly to the vase.
You could use painters tape to mark a height on each side of the vase so your letters are all placed evenly. I just eye-balled it and everything lined up well.
That’s all there is to it! The vase is ready to be filled with flowers – fake or real! I like how once the vase is filled, the letters on the sides of the vase show up really well with the dark background of the flower stems behind them.
I love making sweet gifts for baby showers and newborns! Check out a few of my other DIY craft tutorials below :)
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