January 14, 2013

Diaper Wreath Tutorial

Ahh, don't you just love baby showers? No matter how baby showers I attend, they never get old. I mean really, who doesn't like looking at all the cute new baby items? And talk about a changing industry! I couldn't believe how many new things have been invented in the two and a half years since my "baby" was born.

Anyways, my typical go-to baby shower gift has always been a no-roll diaper cake. I like giving diaper cakes because they are fun and festive, yet practical. My no-roll variety is especially easy to assemble. I've written about them before, but in case you missed it, my no-roll diaper cake tutorial can be found by clicking HERE.

However, this time around I felt like doing something different. So in addition to my registry gift, I assembled this sweet baby blue diaper wreath for the mother to be. Here's how I made it.

1/8 yard lightweight fabric
small package of diapers
wreath form

Step 1: Decide wether or not you want to display the colored waistband portion of the diaper. A white wreath like mine requires diapers to be face down.
Step 2: Begin wrapping the diapers around the wreath form. This will be easier if you can make your diapers narrower, by refolding or squishing together. Tie tulle or ribbon around each diaper to secure in place. I found it easiest to work from both sides at the same time.

Step 3: For the sash, I used a white Paint Sharpie to write Welcome Baby on a strip of lightweight fabric. Using pipe cleaner instead of floral wire, I was aiming for a bendable wire wreath banner similar to THIS one from Uncommon Designs.  However, a number of mishaps led to this wrap around variant, which I still like, even if it wasn't my initial plan.

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  1. Too cute! Love the banner attached to it. It really finishes it off! What a great gift.

  2. What a great idea! I've seen diaper cakes before - but not many diaper wreaths. I'll have to remember this one :) Thanks for sharing it at The Weekly Creative.

    Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

  3. What a fun baby shower gift. How unique in wreath form. I agree, the banner really finishes it off. Great job.

  4. You always have such wonderful projects! I love reading your blog. I wanted to invite you to come link up at a party on my blog. It is a link party for OLD projects--so that we can hopefully get more traffic to our blogs using projects we've already posted. Come over and remind us of some of your favorite projects!
    The link-up is live now.
    Hope to see you there!

  5. Great Job! I love making diaper wreaths, they are so much fun!

    I would love for you to join us for Thrifty Thursday linky party.


    Hope to see you there!