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What is a diaper wreath?
Why would you make one?
What is it most commonly used for?
A diaper wreath is a fun and whimsical way to give diapers as gifts at a baby shower. These wreaths are designed to look like traditional flower wreaths, but they are made of diapers instead. This construction makes them as functional as they are entertaining, all without much additional cost.
When you learn how to make diaper wreaths, you can give them as gifts at any upcoming baby shower. You may also want to give them to friends or family members who are expecting or who have already had a baby, and you can even consider giving them as birthday presents for babies who are still in diapers at their first or second birthdays as well.
There are many exciting ways to use a diaper wreath, and they can make interesting decorations for baby showers or gifts to send to new mothers who are still in the hospital after giving birth as well. No matter how you choose to use your newfound diaper wreath skills, you’re sure to enjoy the results of putting together one of these unique craft projects.
In this article, we’ll show you everything you need to know about how to make a diaper wreath. We’ll explore the basics you’ll want to gather in terms of materials and equipment, and we’ll walk you through each step of the process as well.
Using this information, you can put together a basic diaper wreath or learn how to spice it up a little bit more with the help of unique decorations. Depending on the person who will be receiving your diaper wreath gift, you may want to consider several different options as you work on decorating and embellishing your project.
Read through the article below to find out more about how to put together the perfect diaper wreath for any occasion.
Materials and Equipment Needed
- 22 diapers
- White printer paper
- 14-inch square of sturdy cardboard
- Glue stick
- Hot glue gun
- 5 yards of ribbon
- 10 yards of different ribbon
- Rubber bands
- Craft knife
- Pre-tied bow
- Decorations as you choose
Step by Step Instructions
1. Using your craft knife, cut a wide circle out of your cardboard square.
2. Cut a smaller circle out of the middle. This piece of cardboard will become your wreath base.
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3. Cut pieces of the white printer paper and use your glue stick to attach them to the wreath base. This will give you a white base instead of a brown one and will ensure the cardboard is not as visible through the diapers.
4. Roll each diaper into a tight roll and secure them all individually with rubber bands.
5. Cut pieces of the ribbon that are slightly longer than the circumference of the rolled diapers.
6. Wrap each cut piece of ribbon around the individual diapers and secure them all in place with a dot of hot glue. Make sure to glue the ribbon to the opposite end of the ribbon and not to the diaper!
7. Place another dot or two of hot glue on the backs of each rolled diaper, where the ribbons overlap. Use this glue to secure the diapers into place around the wreath base you have already assembled.
- Note: Do these one at a time. If you put hot glue on each diaper before securing them to the wreath base, the hot glue will dry too quickly and won’t be able to hold the diapers in place.
8. Work your way around the wreath base, taking care to secure the diapers tightly against each other.
9. Reinforce the back of the wreath with an additional piece of cardboard if needed. This step is optional, but it may help the cardboard hold up for longer.
10. Hot glue one end of your longer piece of ribbon to the back of the wreath base.
11. Wrap the ribbon diagonally across each of the rolled diapers to create a unique design. You may also choose to wrap the ribbon differently; as long as it looks even on each diaper, you can choose the pattern you prefer.
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12, Cross the ribbons by wrapping in the opposite direction to form a small X-shaped design over each diaper, if you choose.
13. Finish by hiding the opposite end of the ribbon and hot gluing it to the back of the wreath base as well.
14. Secure the pre-tied bow onto the diaper wreath using additional hot glue. Make sure to center it at the top of the wreath and glue it in multiple places if necessary. Once again, do not hot glue the diapers, but simply the ribbons or the wreath base.
15. Cut another strip of ribbon and form it into a loop.
16. Hot glue the two ends of the ribbon to the back of the wreath base securely. You may also want to add some extra tape to ensure the ribbon stays in place. This loop will work as the hanger for your diaper wreath.
17. Hot glue any other decorations you may choose in place securely, then give as a gift at your next baby shower!
Did you find out everything you wanted to know about diaper wreath construction? These projects are fun and quick, but they can really stand out as some of the most impressive gifts given at a baby shower. You may want to consider giving one to any new or expecting mom you might know.
Here are some suggestions for decorating a diaper wreath for baby girls:
- Choose pink, purple, or yellow ribbons. You may also want to accent them with white for an extra touch of feminine style.
- Tie soft pastel toys onto the wreath as additional gifts. Choose soft plush toys or other newborn-safe items for this.
- Choose solid white diapers or go for those that come in prints or colors more commonly associated with baby girls. Don’t use too many colors at once, however, or the wreath may become visually heavy.
- Add socks, dresses, or other newborn baby clothes designed for baby girls to the wreath as well. You can hang or tie these onto the wreath, or roll them up as additional decorations.
And here are some ideas for baby boys:
- Go with traditional colors often used for baby boys when choosing your ribbons. Baby blue, pastel green, or even orange or yellow may work well here.
- Choose newborn baby toys like rattles or add a small blankie. Pick patterns or colors that are more masculine for this option as well.
- If you don’t go for solid white diapers, consider blue or green ones instead. Bright or vibrant colors may also work well for boys rather than sticking to light or pastel colors.
- Finally, consider adding some baby pants or t-shirts to the mix.
Now that you know a little bit more about how to make a diaper wreath, you should be ready to complete this project for any upcoming gift-giving situation that could require one. Gather everything you need and get started right away to create the perfect wreath for the moms and moms-to-be in your life!