Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Diaper Wreath

Back in May, I posted about a balloon wreath I made to hang on our front door to celebrate family birthdays.  I recently made another wreath, but it won't be hanging on our door, because this one was a baby shower gift!

My good friend Missy is expecting her first baby in October.  Since she's let us in on the name, I was even able to personalize the wreath for her!

How cute is this?!  And it was really simple to make.  This is what you'll need:
  • 1 wire wreath form (available at Michaels or Hobby Lobby)
  • 1 jumbo package of diapers (I used size 2, with 36 diapers)
  • Ribbon (I used about 9 yards)
  • Adhesive chipboard letters
  • Assorted baby items (pacifiers, teething toys, etc.)
Unfold the first diaper so it is a long rectangle.  Don't open it up all the way.  Place the wreath form into the diaper so the wire is on the diaper's crease (the bottom center, where the front and back of the diaper meet).  Cut a 10" piece of ribbon and tie it around the top of the diaper, securing it to the wreath.  Continue with more diapers, until the wire wreath is completely covered.  You can either overlap the diapers or pack them tightly on the form, whichever you visually prefer.  For more visuals of the procedure, check out this tutorial.

When you have completely wrapped the wreath in diapers, cut an 18-inch piece of ribbon and attach it to the wreath, behind the diapers, so it forms a loop.  Tie it off.  This is how the wreath will hang. 

Stick the chipboard letters directly to the diapers, then attach the baby items (I used white thread to do this, but you could also use some of the ribbon).   Now you have a gift to welcome the new arrival that is super useful, too!

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