Friday, March 5, 2010

Diaper Wreath

So I'm gearing up to host another baby shower for a close friend. I guess I've hit that phase in my life where everyone's popping out babies. This time, I decided to forgo the diaper cake and make a diaper wreath instead. I thought it would be nice on the door and I thought it might be cheaper (it really wasn't much cheaper). Most diaper wreaths that I found involved wrapping the diaper around the wreath form, but that didn't seem sanitary to me, and I really wanted something that the mom-to-be could use. I decided to an alternate route of rolling the the diapers similar to a diaper cake. So here's how I made it:

  • Pack of Diapers (I used one pack (42 diapers) of Pampers size 2. I had 9 Diapers left over.)
  • Ribbon (I used 2 rolls of 1 1/2" wide ribbon; 9 feet per roll)
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Rubber Bands
  • Wreath Form (I used an 18 inch flat wooden form.)
  • Various Gifts (I used a nail trimming pack, a brush and comb combo, and Johnson and Johnson's travel pack)
So how did I do it:
  1. Roll the diapers. Take the crotch of the diaper and roll it towards the waistband.
  2. Wrap the middle of the diaper with a rubber band.
  3. Using your wide ribbon to wrap around the diaper. Put a dab of hot glue on one end of the ribbon to attach the ends together.
  4. Repeat 1-3 over and over and over again.
  5. Put some glue on ribbon where it meets. (Be generous.) Attach diaper to the wreath. Make sure to angle some of your diapers to follow the gradual curve of the wreath.
  6. Once all your diapers are attached to the wreath, use the thin ribbon to attach the gifts to the wreath. Tie the ribbon to the gift, then putting the ribbon between the diapers, tie the gift to the wreath.
  7. Using the hot glue gun, attach the back of the knot to the back of the wreath form in order to support the gift.
  8. Viola! You have a lovely Door Hanger for your baby shower that could also be hung on the door at the hospital or on the nursery door at home.
Price Breakdown:
Package of Diapers: $8.99
Travel Package of Baby Toiletries: $2.49
Baby Brush and Comb Set: $1.99
Baby Nail Clippers and Scissors: $1.99
Wide Ribbon (2 Rolls): $4.98
Thin Ribbon: $0.49
Wreath Form: Already had at home, but priced at $3.99

Total: $20.93



Anonymous said...

Hello, did you wrap each diaper individually?

Hopey1Kanopey said...

Yes, I did roll each one individually. Time consuming, but easy.