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DIY Baby Bottle Shaker Card

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Learn how to create a sweet baby bottle shaker card for expecting parents or your next baby shower. This handmade baby card is perfect paired with something special or gifted on its own. I’m sharing my free printable template and SVG cut file so you can create this card too!

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Baby bottle shaker card lays next to a wrapped gift and baby headband.

Hello Crafty Friends! Two of my close friends recently had baby showers and I wanted to create a sweet card for them. I designed a cute baby bottle shaker card and had so much fun making it! Today I’m sharing the tutorial with you along with the free template. 

These cards can be made in any color scheme you’d like from gender neutral to the expecting parents’ favorite colors! The shaker part of the card is created using foam tape, clear plastic and sequins. I have linked to all of the supplies I used in the tutorial. Overall the card is simple to make and is perfect for baby showers and expecting parents before or after baby arrives. 

Baby Shower Handmade Card

Update: I originally made this card by hand using my printable template. Since then, I have made this card many times and turned my template into an SVG cut file so I could make this card with my Cricut Explore. I’ve updated the tutorial to include instructions and pictures of how to create the card both by hand, and with a cutting machine. 

Baby bottle shaker card made from teal cardstock on lavender paper; the card reads Welcome Little One.

Baby bottle shaker card made from brightly colored and solid black cardstock.

Baby bottle shaker card is partially in a white envelope.

How to Make a Baby Bottle Shaker Card

Supplies Needed:

Supplies including paper trimmer, craft plastic, ribbon, foam tape, paper and sequins.

Step One: Cut out the paper pieces.

Use my free printable template or SVG cut file to cut out the pieces needed for the shaker card. If cutting the card by hand, a paper trimmer can be really helpful to get nice straight lines.

Pieces for baby card cut from pink cardstock and clear craft plastic.

Using a Cricut Cutting Machine:

Download and save the SVG cut file to your computer. Open Cricut Design Space, upload the SVG. It will be sized to fit a 5″ x 7″ card. You can ungroup the SVG and duplicate the large rectangle if you’d like to cut the 

If you’d like to add text for your Cricut to write with a Cricut Pen, first create a rectangle that measures 10″x7″. This will be the card base. Keep the design to the right of the rectangle, which will be the front of the card after it is folded.

Ungroup the SVG and position the bottle pieces on the card. Use the text tool to write a message and then attach it to the rectangle. I used the font DTC Apple Cider and made sure my operation said “pen” before I attached it. I also added stars using the Star Image #M81C3E71. I searched star under Images and filtered by the operation type to Draw Only.

> Use the Baby Card Base I designed in Cricut Design Space. You will still need to upload my bottle SVG cut file to use with the base of this card. 

Baby bottle card in Cricut Design Space software.

Step Two: Cut the foam tape.

The shaker part of the card is created using foam mounting tape and clear craft plastic. I used 1/2″ wide foam tape so I cut the tape down the center to create thinner strips of foam tape that were each 1/4″ wide. Cut two that measure 3.75″ x 1/4″ and two that measure 2″ x 1/4″.

Adhere the rectangle for the back of the bottle to the card. You can put this on a slight angle or straight up and down. Place the foam tape around the edges of the bottle.

Baby shower card with foam tape applied around the bottle shape on the card.

Step Three: Create the shaker!

Fill the center of the bottle with sequins, confetti or glitter, keeping it within the borders of the foam tape. Cover the bottle with the piece of clear craft plastic, pressing down around the edges to seal the confetti. 

Blue and purple sequins are placed in the center of the bottle within the foam tape borders.

Step Four: Create the bottle with cardstock. 

Adhere the strips of paper around the edges of the rectangle to cover up the foam tape. The top edge has a slightly longer piece of paper than the bottom edge. Adhere the bottle nozzle on top of the rectangle and add the decorative band of paper on top.

Blue paper is adhered the card to form the baby bottle.

Pink bottle made from cardstock on a white card.

Step Five: Add a bow and decorate the card.

Add a sweet ribbon bow to the band on the bottle nozzle. I think this adds such a sweet touch to the card. I decorated some of my cards with little stars I made with gel pens and I wrote the word “Congratulations” across the front of the card. 

A cute pink ribbon bow is added to the top of the bottle.

A pink bow is added to the top of the bottle card which lays on a pile of pink paper next to a scissors.

Baby shower card with a pink bottle lays next to a pink gel pen and pink colored pencil; it reads Congratulations across the top.

Baby Shower Handmade Card

For the cards I made with my Cricut, I added a ribbon bow and a few sequins. 

Baby bottle shaker card made from teal cardstock on lavender paper; the card reads Welcome Little One.

For this floral card I layered paper to create the background of the card base. I used patterned paper to create the main part of the bottle and lots of fun sequins. To finish it the card, I added the word “love” using foam tape.

Baby bottle shaker card made from brightly colored and solid black cardstock.

Baby bottle shaker card is filled with colorful confetti sequins.

Baby bottle shaker card is partially in a white envelope.

These cards are simple to make and the shaker part makes them so fun to receive! I have loved using this same basic pattern to create different versions of this bottle card, it is my go-to handmade card for baby showers and expecting parents. 

You’ll find more baby-related craft tutorials on my Baby Craft Page

How to Download the Free Files

Download the Free File! This freebie is in my Resource Library. The PDF is under Paper Patterns, Cards and Gift Tags and SVG Cut File is under SVG Cut Files, Cards and Gift Tags. Enter your first name and email to get the password to download this file. You’ll also have a chance to sign up for my newsletter to receive fun craft tutorials, tips, updates and more FREE files to help make crafting something special and unique easier!

Happy Crafting! -Kim

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4 Comments

  1. I really love the baby bottle design and want to make this card, but I can’t figure out a way to download it. Is it not available anymore? I’ve looked at the tutorial and also in the resource library, but I have no functioning “download” link.

    1. Hi! The pattern is under Paper Patterns – Cards and Gift Tags in the Resource Library. I just double-checked and it seems to be working. Make sure you are using the black “Download” button and not the blue tutorial link. Feel free to email me at [email protected] and I’d be happy to email you the file if you are still having trouble :)

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