Thursday, August 16, 2012

DIY Diaper Wreath

I've been working on a baby shower for a friend of mine and decided that we should have a diaper wreath for the door. After seeing a few on Pinterest, I thought I'd give it a try.


See how to make it after the jump.

What you'll need:
  • Size 1 diapers
  • Small elastic bands
  • Packing tape
  • Ribbon
  • Sturdy cardboard or foam poster board
  • Scissors/X-acto knife
  • Pen
  • Something to use to make a circle the size you want (I used a 16 inch embroidery hoop)
  • Assorted baby gear to add as decorations (I used washcloths, finger puppets, and pacifiers)

 Step 1: Use your guide to draw a circle on your cardboard.

Step 2: Draw another circle about an inch inside of your guide, and one about an inch outside of your guide. This doesn't have to be perfect as no one will be seeing the cardboard when you're done.

Step 3: Cut out your wreath shape on the innermost and outermost lines. The center line will be your guide for stringing the ribbon through.

Step 4: Cut holes around your circle at about 1 inch intervals

 Step 5: Roll the diapers from waistband to fold and secure with rubber bands. You should end up with a pile of diapers like this. The number you need will depend on how big your wreath is.

Step 6: Attach the diapers to the wreath with ribbons. You can either weave a continuous ribbon through, or use pieces of ribbon around each diaper individually. Because I was varying color of ribbon I chose to do each diaper separately and tie them off with a knot. At this time you should choose how you want to incorporate the other baby gear. I wrapped the finger puppets around washcloths and put one after every 3 diaper rolls, and hung the pacifiers from the top into the middle. Get the finger puppet patterns here.

Step 7: After all of the diapers are attached, use packing tape along the back to secure the ribbons

Step 8: Attach a ribbon at the top to use as a hanger.

And now you have a diaper wreath to hang at your next baby shower. Enjoy

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