We had my SIL’s shower! She was her beautiful, glowy self. It wasn’t at my house, but I wanted to contribute something to the day, a keepsake that she could take home and cherish forever. I saw something, somewhere (Pinterest probably) that sparked an idea. I didn’t want it to be too much work for anyone (people at a party really don’t want to think, myself included). These WISHES were just right – small enough so that you could write something quick, but sweet enough to save and read over again through the years. And an endearing way to decorate the nursery…perhaps?
You, too, could make these! By using paper that you have at home — like wrapping paper (small, light patterns work best), scrapbooking paper, rubber stamps on plain paper, colored paper, or let the kids decorate each animal — this project will be totally free! Just remember, if you use a thinner paper then you might want to glue it to some card stock before you trim.
Here are some good papers to use if you want to buy something new for this project:
Click below to download the PDF animal templates:
elephant-giraffe-butterfly // turtle-bunny-bird
I used mini clothespins and ribbon to hang up the wishes. But you could also put them in a keepsake box or paste them in a book.
Now we just wait for baby!!
Beautiful words from Grace! She never ceases to amaze me 🙂
I would like to use this idea and your patterns for the cute cute animals. I see you pre-typed the info on the animals. That is a terrific idea !!!! The template you have for us to use seem smaller and I could not put the pre-typed info on them. Did you size up these animals. Maybe I missed that we need to cut them and maybe enlarge them. I am 71 and maybe missed a step. Thanks for letting us share. I will be a Great Grandma this time! Reveal Party in 2 weeks. I am so so excited. Awesome site. I will be hanging around. Hugs! Linda
hi Linda, I will send them to you in an email. They are small, but I didn’t make them bigger – I just used the same ones I have here. Congrats on being a great grandma!!! xo Bar
Good morning, my I have the template as well?
hi Marie, have you tried clicking on the red links? they are working…
I would love the template to be able to type the message on emailed to me as well. I am hosting a baby shower for a very close friend. Thank you!
hi Jessica, I’m sorry but I only have the blank templates available at the moment. I’ll let you know when I come out with one that has type on it! xo Bar
Could you please send them to my email as well?
Kim, have you tried clicking on the links? they should work!
The red links are not working on the post. Is there another way I can download these?
hi Ashley, I just checked and they do work fine for me? A new tab should open up and a google drive link appears. If you still have problems, let me know and I can email to you. xx Bar
May I have the same temple sent to me too. I love these and plan on using for my families baby shower.
Could I please also get the template to make these cute animal cut outs?
My email is email@example.com I love this idea and will also be a grandmom soon.
Do you have a place where I could prrchase these cut outs? It is for a baby shower in 1 week.
I am happy to pay anything for these cute cut outs if at all possible.
hi Maureen, the links in the posts work, just click on the red words. I cannot make them for purchase, I’m sorry 🙁 But best of luck with the baby shower, and congratulations on being a grandmom! xo Bar
great idea. How did you get the type on each animal?
hi corinne, i was able to get type on the animals because i use illustrator, a design program, to make everything. i did not include the type in the templates, though, so you would have to write it by hand. hope this helps! xo bar
Hi there, Love this idea but can’t get the animal templates to open. Not sure if you could send me the link. May be because I am in Canada?? LOVE your blog!!
yup! just sent them to you via email 🙂
I just had to pin it, because I’m looking for a baby shower garland and the wish-cards idea is so beautiful, thanx for aharing!
Best wishes from Berlin,
thank you so much Nina!! i’m happy you found me 🙂 xo bar
Hi, I’ve been admiring your post and would like to do this for my sister’s baby shower but I can’t get the animal templates to open…would it be possible for you to email me the animal templates?
Thank you so much, Jenna
Hi, I have been admiring your post and I would like to do this for my sister’s baby shower but I can’t get the animal templates to download. Would it be possible for you to email the animal templates to me please? Thank you, Jenna
hi jenna, i just sent you the templates. let me know if you do not get them. good luck with the shower! xo bar
Hi Barbara, can you send me the giraffe and other templates please?
I was wondering what kind of paper you used?
hi amanda! i used a card stock that I got at Staples. just something not too heavy to fit through the printer. hope this helps!! xo bar
I was trying to download the template for the turtle, bunny and bird but am unable to can you help with this. thank you.
ok, I will send it to you. xo
Hi! Could I please also ask for the turtle bunny bird template? These are so cute! Thanks for sharing :).
sent them just now 🙂
Hi there, I love the idea of writing wishes for the baby. I cannot get the animal templates; could you send it by email?
yes, I will send the templates to you today 🙂 xo bar
Am also unable to download the templates for the turtle,bird and bunny. Please send it to me.
sent just now 🙂
I LOVE this! Unfortunately the turtle-bunny-bird also opens the elephant-giraffe-butterfly! Can you please send me the turtle-bunny-bird template? Thanks!
sent! xo bar
I too could not get the turtle, bird and bunny to open. Do you mind please emailing to me as well?
just sent them to you 🙂
Hi! Can you please send me the turtle, bunny and bird template? I am hosting a baby shower this weekend and I love this idea 🙂
Hello! I love love these templates. Could you please email me the bunny, turtle, bird one? Thanks in advance!
Love your blog, I’m in a similar situation as you, I want to contribute to my sister in law’s baby shower even though it is not at my house. Unfortunately I couldn’t get the turtle , bunny, bird template to download. Could you email it to me? Thanks so much for your help and I love that you put this project out there, it will be perfect!
sending this morning! xo bar
hi…beautiful ideas. i was wondering how you wrote on the top of the baby wish animals. it looks typed…so was wondering if you did it on the computer. having a baby shower for our first grand-daughter and love the idea. thanks….irene
hi Irene! yes, I put the card through the computer. I have the luxury of being a graphic designer, so I used Illustrator to set up the animals and put in the type. Good luck with the shower and congratulations on your first grandchild! I can’t wait for that day. xo Bar
Love this idea and it’s double purpose; activity & décor!!
So simple & visually pleasing.
I have no idea how to use Illustrator to set up the type on the animal templates. Any chance you could set one up for the elephant-giraffe-butterfly template only that I could then purchase from your shop??
Hi Megan, thanks for stopping by! I don’t have a shop, unfortunately, so you will probably have to hand-write on the cards. Sorry! Hopefully you can still enjoy 🙂 xo bar
Hi! Love this idea, it’s awesome!! How did u customize the pieces of paper with the saying on top?
Thanks for your help!
hi danielle, thanks for leaving a comment! i used illustrator, i know that is not a program people have. you could also buy a little rubber stamp alphabet and make color copies. good luck! xo bar
Hello! I absolutely love the idea. For some reason I can’t get the animal templates to open not sure why.
What can we do? Thank you so much for sharing such a cute idea.
I will send them to you in an email, Andrea!
What a beautiful idea and a precious keepsake. These would be lovely to read out once your baby is having a baby
thank you so much! and yes, I agree that it is a keepsake for a lifetime…especially when the baby grown up to be a mom or dad. thanks for leaving a comment! xo Bar
Hi! Love this cute idea. I cannot get the templates to open though… Would. You be able to send them to me? Thanks!!
yes, I will send them to you now, Joelle 🙂 xo bar
Hi! Thank you for the great ideas. I can’t seem to download the templates for the cute animals 🙁 kindly send me another link if possible? thank you.
hi Jan, I will send them to you in an email. 🙂 xo Bar
My friend absolutely loves these animals and wants to use them for her baby shower. Would you be able to send me the animal templets. I would greatly apprichaite it!
sure Abegail, will send today! xx bar
Hi. I love this idea! I want to use it for my sisters babyshower but i cant open the links? Could you forward me the links? Thnx a bunch!
This is so adorable! I’m definitely pinning this to my idea board. I love creative and simple ways to express love/care to new mommies! Goodness knows they need that encouragement after baby comes!
rachael…so true! this idea will bring useful advice, but also loving support when they need it most. and it would be a cut decoration in the baby’s room, too!! thanks for leaving a comment! xo bar
Could someone send me the template I would really appreciate it. I would love to use it for a baby shower for my bestie.
I will send them to you today, Jennifer. Best of luck with your baby shower! xo Bar
I am looking again I just want to make sure , where it’d coming from . Thanks you do much . Could you send again once more. Just in case I was checking I am going to looking again thru all emails. Hope you are having a good day . I love your stuff on your blog too.
It was perfect
I got the link to work but when I print them out they are too tiny.
Oh, that’s weird. I will send you the PDF’s via email, hopefully that will work better! xo Bar
I can’t get the PDF links to open. Could you please send me both PDF? Thank you!
Yes, I will send them now, Daphne.
Hi! Love the idea for my daughter’s upcoming baby shower but can’t get the templates to download. Can you email them please? Thanks so much for sharing!
I will send them to you, Shelley!
Cute! Cute! Cute! Any chance I could commision you to make two dozen with the printed saying up top? So many cute things I wish I could do.. if only I had Illustrator. Thanks!
Allison, I wish I had the time to do this for you! i have too much going on at the moment to make this happen. when did you need them by?
Very cute and perfect for the theme of my sisters baby celebration next week. Can you please email me the link to print the elephant, giraffe and butterfly templates? Thanks 🙂
Hi Alexis! Is it too late? I will send now! xo Bar
Please can I be emailed the template for these animals for my sisters baby shower? Thank you x
Hi Barbara, I don’t have access to print these but if I havr the link and template, is it something I could take to staples or someplace similar and have printed? If you think so, would you sene the link/template please! Love this idea and have my bfs baby shower in Nov! Thanks so much!
hi Sherrie, I will send the PDF files now! hopefully you can upload them to a FedEx/Kinkos online print center and pick them up. good luck! xo bar
Hi Barbara, could u email me the templates for all of the animals?! Such a cute idea, would love to do this for my friends baby shower in Nov. Thanks!!
Hi! Love this idea! I am fortunate to have access to Adobe Creative Suites through my work, and was hoping you could tell me what font you used for this project. Thanks so much!!
hi Rosie, the font is from myfonts.com and is called Schmutz. good luck!
I love, love, love this idea and would love to do this for my niece’s baby shower. I cannot get the templates to open. Could you please email them to me.
Thanks so much!
Hi Barb! I’M IN LOVE WITH ALL OF THIS <3 But I can’t get the animal templates to open I don't know why. Could you email it to me? Thanks a bunch!
Hi! This is a great idea and can’t wait to use for my friend’s baby shower. Could you please send me the templates? Thank you!
Hi! Love this idea! But can´t download the PDF animal template… pages arent found. Could you email them please??? Thank you!
Hi Anais, I’m so sorry – my links are not working at the moment. My site is new, just redesigned it and for some reason none of my printable links are working. I will email you the templates, and hopefully soon everything will be fixed. Thanks for your patience! xx Bar
What a great idea! I am hosting a baby shower in a month & will use this. I am unable to open the templates, could you please email me the PDF file for all the animals. Thanks.
Hi Ingrid, I’m so sorry – my links are not working at the moment. My site is new, just redesigned it and for some reason none of my printable links are working. I will email you the templates, and hopefully soon everything will be fixed. Thanks for your patience! xx Bar
What a cute idea. Can’t wait to try them for a baby shower in 2 weeks. The links opened just fine. Thanks.
hey Would really love to get a copy of the animal templates if possible, cant seem to open the pdf 🙂 xx
Hello Bar 🙂 I would really appreciate if you could send the templates to my email, I’m not able to open the drive links. Thank you for sharing this beautiful idea!
Hi love your idea, it is absolutely cute and adorable. Can you please send me the template for the animals?
Hello – this is such a wonderful activity to have guests participate in! I’m planning a baby shower next month and this would be a perfect backdrop for mom while opening gifts. Would you be kind enough to share the templates with me please? Promise to share pictures! Thank you.
hi Maria, yes I will send them to you! xx Bar
Can you tell me the measurements you used?
Hi Julia, I’m not sure I know which measurements you are talking about?
Loving this! Can you please let me know where I can get the animals patterns?
I can´t seem to find them anywhere..
hi Alina, if you mean the patterned paper, I bought scrapbook paper and just put it through the printer. If you mean the animal shapes, you can click on the links and print the templates. Hope this helps! xo Bar
How big was the frame that you used??? Did you purchase an open back frame or make one?
hi Melanie, the paper for that was 9 x 12, so the frame was 10 x 14. it was a regular frame that I bought with glass, I just took out the glass and the back. hope this helps!
Hi Barbara can you send me the template so I can print them for a baby shower?
Thank you 🙂
Hi Kelsey, the templates should work on my website now, did you try the PDFs? I will send them to you as well, but the links are now working. Thank you!! xx Bar
Is there a way to get the templates with the words? Would like to use them for an upcoming shower….such a great idea!
I will try and do that, I won’t get to it until next week. is that too late Jennifer?
I would also LOVE to have the template available WITH the words, if at all possible. THANKS!!! 🙂
LOVE THIS IDEA AND HAVE DONE THE TEMPLATES, DO YOU HAVE A TEMPLATE FOR THE “WISHES FOR BIT IN WHAT LOOKS LIKE BUNTING?
PLUS THE SIGN TELLING PEOPLE WHAT TO DO?
I LOVE this idea. I am hosting a baby shower soon and love this idea. It’s thoughtful and not cheesy at all. Hard to find baby shower things that aren’t. I do wonder how you made the yellow card that gives the instructions. And the pendant that is inside the box. .
Thanks so much!
Hi! I am hosting a baby (boy) shower and I love this simple but beautiful idea. I couldn’t open the animals template though. Could you please let me know how to? Thanks!
hmmm, that’s odd… they do work, I’ve tested them and others can open. I don’t know what the problem might be? I can send to you in an email if need be!
I’m not very computer saavy. How do you pre-type on these templates?
hi – so these templates are not ones that you can pre-type on, unfortunately. I don’t really know how to make those either! You would have to hand write. sorry!
I just saw your animals and fell in love. My daughter is expecting her first little one and I saw that there was a bird in group. Her nick name is BIRD so I really would like to down load all these animals and use them at her shower that is coming up in a few weeks. Could you please send them to me?
Thank you for sharing!
hi Laura, congrats on your daughter’s first baby! I made the links easily downloadable Google Drive documents, so you should be able to click and print. Let me know if you can’t figure it out and I’ll email. Good luck! xo Bar
I also can’t download the template. Could you please email them to me. My daughter in law is expecting and I think this would be fabulous at her up coming shower.
Thank you very much
hi Gail, they are Google Drive documents now that you can download easily – you should not have a problem. Did you try clicking on the links?
Hello! I think this is the cutest idea ever and I would love to use your animal stencils for my sister’s in law babyshower! Is this possible? 🙂
hi Rosie, the templates are clickable and downloadable google drive links. let me know if you have any other questions! xo Bar
I’d love the animal cutout downloads. It says I don’t have access when I click the link. Jeanniezurkirchen@gmail.com
hmmm, they should be accessed to anyone who clicks the link. but I can send to you via email. xx bar
I’d like to use your patterns for my daughter-in-law’s baby shower! This idea is precious!
I love this idea, but I am definitely not artistic. Help!
hi Debra, All you need to do is print them out on some colored paper! You can do it! ~ Bar
I am trying to print out the animals for my friends baby shower but the link is not working to download them. Please help! My email address is below. Thank you for all your help!
Hi Jennyrose, I’m so sorry about that. Google had a big update of their security settings but I think I fixed it. Try again!
Hi — what a lovely idea. Thank you! I’m throwing. a baby shower for my friend’s 7th baby!
I tried to download the animal templates but they need to be authorized to be shared. Can you email me the links?
Hi Christina, I’m so sorry about that. Google had a big update of their security settings but I think I fixed it. Try again! ~ Bar
Hi! I was wondering if you would be able to send me the templates if possible? I love this!!
Hi, the templates should be downloadable now.
Live overseas in israel and would love to do the Elephant Template with the wishes inside: can you please send the template via email. I also cannot get it to open, I have tried and tried. Thank You I will be a grandma soon.