I was invited to another baby shower recently and was trying to find the perfect gift for Sarah and her future bundle of joy. Sarah is very crafty and is always making cute things for everyone. One night I found this great idea on www.pinterest.com, a Diaper Wreath. I know you’ve all seen the many different diaper cakes that have been made over the years but I thought this was a great new twist. I am going to explain how to make three different styles of diaper wreaths in this blog. Of course if you do any research you always find many other ideas and ways to make them as well.
- Large wire wreath form or large foam wreath form
- Diapers (I like to use size 2 or 3)
- Hot glue gun
- Ribbon (You pick the color or how many different colors you use)
- Toys & or spoons, pacifiers, stuffed animals, shoes, bibs, etc.
- Large bow
- Pipe cleaners
- Sticker letters for the baby’s name (I like to use chipboard letters), You can also use wooden letters. See 2nd display for wooden letter option.
Baby Boy Diaper Wreath
This diaper wreath is the first one I found on pinterest and knew right away I had to make one of these. I looked at the photo and figured out the supplies I would need and made my purchases. See above guide for supplies. Remember you can add as little or as much to your wreath as you want.
I took my foam wreath form and my hot glue gun and started to glue diapers to the wreath. As pictured in the photo I glued the diapers flat. This way I did not use very many diapers and was able to give the remainder of the pack to Sara to use once her son was big enough.
After the diapers were attached I started to attach the items I had purchased, rattle, spoons, pacifiers, teething rings etc. I used pipe cleaners to attach the items to the wreath form. This way they were decorative but effective. You could also tie your items to the wreath form with ribbon. The reason I like to use pipe cleaners is then I have a covered wire that I can pull as tight as I need to and just twist. I don’t ever have to worry about not getting the not tight enough or too loose.
My final touch was to make a large bow at the top. The color of ribbon is up to you. I recommend a ribbon with wire so the bow will hold it’s shape. When I make my bows I usually do not add the tales until the end so I can get them the right length. I attach the tails to the bow again using my pipe cleaners. I attach the bow to the wreath form again with a pipe cleaner. Sara did not share what she was going to name her son so I took my chip board letters and put baby on one tail and boy on the second tail. What you put on the tails if anything is completely up to you the creator.
Andrew Diaper Wreath
You take very thin ribbon in blue and green and tie a piece around each diaper. You do not need tie this very tightly just enough to make the bottom of the diaper a bit smaller than the top part of the diaper. Once you have enough diapers to put around your wreath form you can hot glue the diapers to the wreath form. I like to keep my excess tie end to the back of the diaper so it does not show on the front. After the diapers are secured to the form you attach the extra items. Again you have endless options to pick from, rattles, pacifiers, socks, teething rings, shoes, stuffed animals, small lotions and soaps. Anything that baby needs is a wonderful addition to this adorable wreath. This bow pictured is super simple for people like me who are not very good at making bows. Again you purchase a variety of ribbons. Pictured here is three different types of ribbon, green polka dot, blue polka dot and white with a baby print. You take about 8 inches of each ribbon until you run out. Fold all the ribbon in half and take a rubber band at the fold of the ribbon and tighten the band until you cant tighten it any further. This way all your tales hang loose like pictured. Grab another pipe cleaner attach it through the rubber band and attach the bow to the wreath. You now have a cute whimsical bow for your wreath. Lastly you attach your wooden letters using your glue gun. These letters can be purchased at a local craft store. These letters have been painted blue. You can paint them any color and add polka dots, stripes or any design you want to them. You can also leave them unfinished if you desire.
Yellow Diaper Wreath
My final wreath idea to show you is the easiest one of all. Anyone can do this one even the least crafty person. You take your wire wreath form take a diaper and put the diaper on the wreath. You then take curling ribbon and tie it around the diaper to secure it to the wreath form. You continue this over and over until the entire wreath is covered. In this photo they took a plastic pant hanger and hung the wire wreath form on the hanger and attached a sign saying Welcome Baby. The sign was made with using a cricut machine. The final step in this photo is to place a suction cup on the window of the door and hang the hanger on the hook of the suction cup. You now have the easiest diaper wreath I have ever seen. This one of course is made with all yellow, you can always change the color based upon the sex of the baby or the mothers choice. You also have the option to add baby items if you so desire as in the above options.