Thursday, July 11, 2013

How to Make a Diaper Wreath/I'm Back

I finally have a desktop again which means I can blog again!  I guess I could have blogged from my phone but that would have been silly and lame and for some reason my phone is kooky and I can never scroll on posts.  So, here I am.

And I come baring a cute tutorial.  I made this diaper wreath for a friend's baby shower back in April and I've been dying to share it with you but no computer + nowhere to put pictures the pictures I took = no tutorial until now.

The diaper wreath!
Follow the cut for the tutorial

* Foam wreath (I found mine at Michaels but most large craft stores should have them)
FloraCraft Styrofoam Extruded Wreath 12" White

* A thing of diapers (I think I used size 1)
Pampers Swaddlers Diapers, Size 1, Jumbo Pack, 35 Count

* Some thin ribbons (I used two)
* A thicker ribbon as accent
* Push pins (I found really pretty pearl like ones in the wedding section)
* Onesies (optional)
* Teethers/rattles/misc. small toys (optional)

1. I started off by opening the diapers up along the fold and wrapping them around the foam wreath.  I then gathered the extra diaper at the top of the wreath and bundled it together and tied it with ribbon.  I alternated between two colors but you can do whatever floats your boat.

2. Once I had the wreath full of diapers, but with a little wiggle room, I started to add the accent ribbon.  Using the pretty pins I had found I pinned the ribbon in between two diapers, ran the ribbon across the diaper, and then pinned it on the other side and continued until I had the entire wreath ringed with ribbon.  Please be careful not to pin on the diapers.  Don't want to risk leaks for a new mama.

The pretty pins helped with the look a lot.

That can be it if you want, it still looks great that way; but, if you're like me and want to add a little extra follow along after the basic completion picture.

Basic wreath.
 3. I wanted to add a little something more so I took the onesies I had purchased, and folded them into a rectangle.  Then I looped ribbon around the middle and cinched it tight and fluffed the ends so that it would look like a bow.  I made two of those.  Then I also added a few teethers to hang in the center of the wreath.

Finished product again!

The whole project was super easy, cute, and I received a lot of complements on it.  It's easy to customize for whatever the mama to be is into, or based on gender.  Plus, there are also a ton of different ways that you could attach toys or clothes to give it that extra pop. It also only took me about 60 minutes, and that was while I was distracted watching Supernatural or something like that. :)

Anywho, I'm glad to be back.  I'll update on our lives soon for those of you who are interested in that.  In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this project that I have been itching to post!

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