DIY Diaper Wreath for Baby Showers
When I was searching for cute DIY decorations for my friend’s baby shower, I found so many tutorials for wreaths. I found one using wash clothes, burp cloths, and even extravagant diaper cakes. I needed something I could put together quickly (because I have a bad habit of procrastinating). I also didn’t want to spend too much money making the decoration because I’d already purchased an appropriate gift. So, long story short, I looked over several other wreath tutorials and devised my own.
I made it in less than 15 minutes, it costs less than $20 and it’s super cute!
First, I took a quick trip Michaels and purchased a metal wreath frame. They’re only $2.50, very sturdy, clean and reusable. I also purchased a package of diapers (size 1 in this case but you can purchase any size), a roll of ribbon $1.50 and I already had a baby wash cloth and a few rubber bands at home.
Step 1. Lay a diaper flat around the wreath frame.
Step 2. Close the diaper over the wreath and then secure the top with a rubber band. Don’t secure it too tightly, you want to be able to use the diapers afterwards and you only need the top of the diaper to have a slightly bunched top.
Step 3. Next, tie a piece of ribbon over the rubber band. This is strictly for appearance. You can make a bow if you choose but I liked the look of the dangling ribbon.
Step 4. Repeat steps 1-3 until you have enough diapers to cover the entire frame. I used 22 size 1 diapers. It’s important to ensure that you squish the diapers together,not too tightly, but enough so that the wreath frame doesn’t show. 1 package of Huggies size 1 diapers was enough to make two wreaths.
Step 5: You have a few options for using a bear or other stuffed animal to hang from the top of the wreath. You might even choose to use a large bow. I had a tiny stuffed bear on hand so I chose to use it. First, place a rubber band to secure the bear’s hands together.
Step 6: Slide a wash cloth over the secured hands to make it look like he’s holding a blanket.
Step 7: Place a rubber band around the bear’s stomach and secure ribbon through the rubber band. Then secure the ribbon to the top of the wreath. You can let the bear dangle or do what I did, and secure it tightly to the top of the wreath.
Tada! That’s it! In less than 15 minutes, you have an adorable diaper wreath that can also serve as a gift.