Baby Shower Wreath Tutorial

I pinned a cute idea for a diaper wreath for a baby shower.  When I finally followed the pin to the source, there weren’t any instructions, just the picture.  I really wanted to make this diaper wreath for a baby shower I was helping with, so I created my own technique.  I took some pictures of the steps so you could make one as well, if you want. :-)

I bought a package of size 1 diapers, some washcloths, a couple of bath toys, some socks, and one of those baby wash travel packs. You could really use whatever baby supplies you wanted.

The other craft supplies I used included some ribbon, yarn, and my hot glue gun.  The wreath form is just a couple of circles cut out of heavy cardboard.  I tried it around a Styrofoam circular wreath form, but everything kept slipping around the back.  The flat cardboard helped keep everything in place.

Start rolling the diaper from the top, and then tie the yarn or ribbon around the diaper.  Make sure the threads are long enough to tie around the back of the wreath form.  Repeat with all the diapers, I ended up using about 20 diapers.  The number of diapers will depend on how large the wreath form is, and the size of the diapers used.

I rolled up the washcloths and tied yarn around them, and around the rest of the baby supplies I had.

Once everything was wrapped with yarn, I began tying the yarn around the wreath form.  Squish the diapers together and tie the yarn tightly on the back.  This will help keep them in place.

Once all the diapers were tied around I began to tie the other baby supplies on top of the diapers, but in-between the rolled diapers (like in the picture).  I tied the tails of yarn from the supplies through the top of the diaper yarn on each side of the supply, and then around the back of the wreath form.  This helps keep the diapers close together and secures the supply.

When all the objects have been tied around, grab the ribbon and the hot glue.  Place the ribbon in the center and on the top.  I looped the socks around the ribbon (they came on a little hanger with a hook), this way they hung through the middle of the wreath.  I also placed hot glue around the entire back of the wreath and placed the second cardboard circle on the back.  This added a little extra security to help with the weight of the front.  If the back isn’t going to be seen, it’s fine to leave it unfinished.  If you want, you can modge podge or paint the cardboard.  And you’re finished!

You know what else would look really cute on this wreath?  The headbands or bows from Little Kate Designs!  You still have one more day to enter our giveaway.  Check out the rules for the giveaway here:

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About Anne Banks

Hi, I'm Anne! I am an active learner on this crazy road called life. I love learning about anything, but currently spend most of my study time researching parenting tips and improving health. I get excited about crafting, reading, running, baking, and spending time with my three crazy boys (in no particular order, and sometimes at the same time)! I love sharing what helps me get through the day, and I hope my tips help you!

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5 Responses to Baby Shower Wreath Tutorial

  1. Erika Buckley April 3, 2014 at 9:26 am #

    What a cute idea! Such a great way to display necessities for baby :)

    • Anne Banks April 3, 2014 at 10:10 am #

      Erika, Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Anne @ Domesblissity April 9, 2014 at 3:05 pm #

    This is an absolutely fantastic idea for a gift. I don’t get asked to too many baby showers anymore as my friends are all a bit older but I’ll definitely be remembering this one. Thank you so much for linking up to Thriving on Thursdays I’m featuring this post at this week’s party. Thanks for coming!

    Anne @ Domesblissity

    • Anne Banks April 9, 2014 at 10:10 pm #

      Anne,

      Thanks for visiting and for the feature! I was happy with how it turned out, and the mom-to-be loved it too! That makes it a win-win in my book.

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