DIY Baby Blanket Lollipops – Creative Way to Gift Baby Receiving Blankets

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Before we even look at how to make baby blanket lollipops, it’s important to answer a few questions-

What are receiving blankets?

Receiving blankets are soft baby blankets that are used to snugly wrap a baby.

They’re generally made of cotton, muslin, or flannel.

While these lightweight blankets were initially used for newborn babies, when they were first handed over to mom or dad, today, caregivers around the world use receiving blankets for older babies too.

What are receiving blankets used for?

Receiving blankets were designed for the purpose of giving a newborn the secure feeling of being inside the womb, with the way it’s wrapped.

It has been proven to facilitate a great sleep routine for babies.

Now, though, caregivers find receiving blankets make:

  • great baby blankets during the summer
  • a handy stroller cover
  • a practical cover-up while breastfeeding
  • a quick alternative to a burp cloth when you can’t find one!
  • a make-shift diaper changing mat when on-the-go
  • A play mat when visiting a friend’s home

Receiving blankets vs swaddle blankets? 

While both serve the purpose of snuggly wrapping a baby, the main difference is the size.

Receiving blankets size

Receiving blankets can be as small as 18″ x 18″ to 36″ x 36″ 

Swaddle blankets size

Swaddle blankets are larger at 40″ x 40″ to 48″ x 48″

Irrespective of whether you choose to gift receiving blankets or swaddle blankets, this is one gift you can’t go wrong with at a baby shower.

That being said, have you ever been to a baby shower and wished your gift didn’t blend in with the numerous others?

I’m guessing your response to that question would be more often than not.

Well, I have a solution…

a creative way to make your gift stand apart.

Creative Way to Gift Baby Receiving Blankets or Baby Swaddle Blankets


This practical gift idea is so easy to make, doesn’t cost a lot, and best of all, looks so beautiful once completed.

I used a 4 pack flannel baby blanket set for a sweet baby boy.

What you need to make Baby Blanket Lollipops!

A baby blanket set- this could be receiving blankets or swaddle blankets (You would need a minimum of 3 blankets to make up a decent gift.)


Lollipop sticks

Colored washi tape


Clear tape

Rubber bands

Sparkly gauze cloth or clear plastic treat bags

A basket and colored fillers/paper shreds to place the lollipops in.


1. Open up the flannel blanket and fold it, lengthwise, in half.

2. Fold it again, a second time.

And a third time, till it’s as tall as half the lollipop stick.

3. Starting from one end, roll the blanket as tight as possible

all the way to the end.

(This should look like a generously sized cinnamon roll once done.)

4. Take two-three strips of tape and hold down the ends with the same. 

(Don’t worry if it looks a little messy. You won’t see the imperfections once done!)

5. Now slip your blanket roll into your clear treat bag or wrap it in the gauze in such a way that it looks like it’s placed in a pouch.

6. Tie the pouch/treat bag with a rubber band to hold everything in place.

If you’re using the gauze cloth, cut off extra ends.

7. Take two lollipop sticks and washi tape them together.

8. Gently slide the stick into the opening of your pouch holding the blanket roll.

Make sure this slides in with effort and stays in place firmly.

You may need to tighten the rubber band holding the pouch opening if you find the stick moves easily.

9.  Finish the lollipop by tying a bow over the rubber band.

And we’re done!

Aren’t these adorable?


Can you remember the best gift you received /have seen at a baby shower? 

DIY Baby Blanket Lollipops - Creative Way to Gift Baby Receiving Blankets

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  1. What a cute idea! I have three sisters in law who are pregnant right now and I’m sure they would all love these.

  2. These are adorable! I’ve made diaper cakes int he past, but I love these blanket lollipops!

  3. Such a cute idea! These would be great to tie onto a larger gift or make into a lollipop bouquet in a vase, too. So much fun! #client

  4. This is such an adorable idea that I need to make to bring to my sister’s baby shower next month. I think that yours turned out so pretty!

  5. OMG, those are so adorable. This is seriously one of the best crafts I’ve seen in a long time. These would make outstanding gifts. I love it!

  6. I thought diaper cakes were cute but these are so darn adorable. They look pretty simple to make too. To bad I don’t know anybody that is having a baby or I would be making these for them.

  7. Oh, Marina, that is too cute! I make something similar for this for baby showers, but never thought of making them with lollipop sticks.

  8. These are so sweet! I’d love to make some super cute gifts like these. I’m going to have to remember this one!

  9. Wow This is absolutely adorable. What a great idea. Perfect for new parents. I the tape on the wand too, so my thing!

  10. Those are so adorable – and a perfect use for those soft little blankets. And who doesn’t love the Baby Disney collections? Perfect prints.

  11. OH this is just an adorable DIY project that I would love to do. Must bookmark so I can try this later!

  12. I only had 1 baby shower at work and they gave me a baby bouncer. It was well used between all 4 of my children. I love this gift idea.

  13. These creative lollipops are so adorable and are definitely unique. I always appreciate receiving diapers at my baby shower, especially in the form of those adorable diaper cakes and wreaths.

  14. I think the best gifts are the most practical ones. I hate it when a mom walks away with a ton of newborn clothes, most of which baby will outgrow before wearing, and she doesn’t get a lot of necessities like diapers, bottles, wipes. That sort of thing.

  15. Love this idea and it would be easy to have some made up ahead of time for spur of the moment gifts too.

  16. I attended a baby shower and unfortunately for the mom the be she only got clothes and no one gave her the stuff she needed. I am the only one who gave her a practical gift.

  17. Those are such a fun baby shower gift idea! I’m looking forward to trying it at my next one if the mommy needs more blankets!

  18. What a cute and different way to present baby blankets at a baby shower! I love that it’s so unique. I’m going to remember this for the next shower I’m invited to.

  19. That is such a cute idea! I love creative gift ideas and creative gift wrapping!

  20. I think most of my presents given to other people were pretty generic. I have always heard that diapers are always a great present because you can never have too many of them!

  21. Those are super cute. I bookmarked this post because I want to make this the next time I go to a baby shower.

  22. That is so cute! I would love to throw a Dessert themed baby shower and give those as a gift.

  23. Oh what a clever idea! These are super cute and don’t look all too hard to make!

  24. I’m not good at presentation, so this is very helpful. It really elevates an otherwise nice-but-ordinary gift.

  25. Super cute idea! I also love those Disney baby blankets! I will have to add that to my registry!

  26. What a cute idea! This would definitely be a great idea for a baby shower gift too. It looks like something even I could do lol : )

  27. Wow, I am so boring with my baby gifts. This is just the cutest and simple way to showcase a gift.

  28. This sounds like an awesome gift idea for new moms. I love how adorable these baby blanket lollipops are and how easy they are to make. It is totally a very creative lovely idea. Thanks for sharing.

  29. What a super cute idea – and such a fun way to present them! I would day receiving blankets – I always used a lot of them with both of my kids.

  30. Oh yes. They’re definitely adorable and I love that they’re easy-to-make. They definitely make good presents, both to be given and received.

  31. What an original idea! I’m sure these Baby Blanket Lollypops stand out among other baby shower gifts! I really like that you use elastic hairbands to secure the bag!

  32. This is seriously the cutest thing ever. First of all it’s Disney so it’s already AWESOME. This would make for a GREAT baby shower gift <3

  33. That is such an adorable presentation for the blanket. Babies deserve the cutesie stuff

  34. Love these blanket lollipops! I love Disney Baby stuff, all so cute.

  35. This is the cutest gift ever, awesome to make a bouquet of these using different prints too. Great baby shower gift.

  36. THANK YOU!! I have been looking for a cute way to put the baby blankets in my brother and sister in law’s gift! This is perfect 🙂

  37. What a great idea to give as a gift. I will have to show this to my wife. Her sister is pregnant and this would be neat to give to her.

  38. That is such an awesome idea! All of our friends are having kids so we’re always looking for unique ways to present the gifts 🙂

  39. I really like this idea. It looks like something that I might actually be able to pull off thanks to all of the pics. This is really cute!

  40. super cute! and yes I want my gift to stand out….who doesn’t? now the question is will I be able to pull it off?

  41. Now that gift is just too cute, I need to do this for a friend who’s expecting a baby next month. Thanks for the idea.

  42. Oh wow this is so neat and so cute, I wouldn’t mind getting these for my baby shower or giving it as a present. Very creative

  43. How adorable is that! It looks like even I could make it (thanks to your photos).

  44. Omg!!! Now this has got to be the cutest idea of all times!!! Totally pining and making these the next baby shower I go to!

  45. Genius! and oh so adorable! I just love them so much I cannot wait to be invited to the next baby shower!

  46. These are adorable, but instead of using the stick, cut your sparkly material, or plastic cover to hang over the edges of the rolled up blanket, and tie both ends up like a piece of candy! (ie taffy or caramel)

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