Welcome back to the second post in my Baby Series! This series is full of great posts related to new babies and baby shower crafts and decor; don’t forget to check out the other posts in the series! I’m going to share with you:
How to Make a Diaper Wreath Tutorial (and an extra Diaper Bouquet post!)
Today I’m going to share with you how I made a Diaper Wreath for my best friend’s newest little girl.
As with most of my crafty attempts, I decided to wing it. I know there are some truly BEAUTIFUL diaper wreaths out there, and probably plenty of tutorials to go along with them. I’m just adding this one for anyone who likes the way I did mine. 🙂
So let’s get to it! Here is my diaper wreath tutorial:
diapers (I used NB sized)*
acrylic craft paint
I bought a wire wreath form, and slid the diapers in under the two top wires, and then under the two bottom wires to create a layered look. Secure the diaper loosely with a rubber band – my wreath keeps a pretty square form to the diaper.
Take your chosen ribbon color and wind it under and over the inside circle of diapers in your wreath. Secure it discreetly with tape, glue dots, or just tie it off behind a diaper like I did!
Repeat on the remaining diapers with an alternate color ribbon.
I picked up a bunch of wooden letters at Hobby Lobby and painted them with pink and green acrylic paint. Just for added fun, I jazzed up alternate letters with some stripes and dots – you gotta have fun, right? 🙂
I covered the backs of the letters with a layer of Modge Podge and stuck them to the diapers. The neat part about this trick is that they’ll stick perfectly for your wreath, but they’ll come off easily as well, allowing your recipient to use the diapers. 🙂
The wide pink burlap ribbon was loosely looped around the middle wire of the wreath form behind the front line of diapers and puffed out for emphasis.
The assorted flowers were simply stuck in between the wires and rubber bands, secured here and there with small dabs of Modge Podge. A wreath is meant to hang, not get tossed about like a Frisbee, so I wasn’t terribly concerned with the embellishments being ultra secure. The green ribbons hanging from the bottom are just tied to the back wire of the wreath form, and I snipped at random to create varied lengths.
And that’s it! Not a great deal of time, just a little patience and imagination, and it turned out rather nice, if I can pat myself on the back. 🙂
As an extra treat, check back for the tutorial on how I made matching Diaper Bouquets!
What are your favorite baby shower decorations?