DIY Baby Shower Favors with Custom M&M's

Are you planning a shower for an expecting mom and you're looking for a simple, yet creative, baby shower favor idea that you can make yourself?  I recently made favors for a small shower I attended last weekend for baby Amari who is due any day now (I later photographed baby Amari at 3 days old).  It involved just a few materials that I was able to find online and it can be customized in a variety of ways to match the theme of the baby shower... I made little baby food jars filled with customized M&M's.  You can do so much with the M&M candies to personalize them... from choosing the colors to even including a personal photo on them.  Baby Amari's nursery is green and brown, so that was the color scheme I used.  The custom M&M's can get expensive, so I mixed in some solid M&M's to lower the price.

DIY Baby Shower Favors with M&M's

DIY Baby Shower Favors with M&M's

Here are the materials you'll need if you want to recreate this do-it-yourself baby shower favor, along with links to the places I purchased mine:

  • 4oz. clear baby food jars with labels removed
    • Buy a set with a few more than you need just in case some break in transit!
  • 2lb. bag of customized M&M's ($55)
    • I included the baby's name and 2 clip arts of a pacifier and "It's a Boy!"
    • These come mailed in padding and with ice to keep cool
    • TIP: Try the code "THANKS" when checking out to get 10% off your order
  • 1lb. bag of solid green M&M's
  • Thank you stickers for the tops of each jar (20 for $3)
    • I went with a more simple look with "thank you" in script on brown kraft paper, but I have seen some cute ones on Etsy using different themes that can be customized

Adding some ribbon around the rim of the lids with the help of a hot glue gun would also add a nice touch.  I was going to add brown ribbon around mine, but didn't have a glue gun handy and they weren't cooperating with me without some glue!

Nicole Klym

Nicole Klym Photography, Waretown, NJ 08758

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