Super Cute – and Easy – Diaper Wreath Tutorial – Frugal Novice

Super Cute – and Easy – Diaper Wreath Tutorial

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One of my good friends at work had a baby a few weeks ago, and we’re planning a baby shower. I’m having way too much fun helping with it – I created onesie-shaped invitations (complete with little bow ties to go with our theme) – and I’ve made a really adorable diaper wreath that will be a great welcoming feature as people arrive.

Diaper cakes have been really popular for a long time now – I’ve made, and received, my fair share of them. I think they’re really fun and can make a perfect table centerpiece, but with this shower I wanted to do something a little more unique.

Diaper wreaths are great on several levels: they, like I mentioned, are placed on the front door and welcome guests to the party. Another pro? The diapers are easy to remove and use. And unlike a diaper cake, you don’t have to find a big surface to store the wreath on when you take it home.

The best part about diaper wreaths, though, is they’re SO easy to make! You just need a few supplies:

  • Rubber bands (I used the little bands my kids had for making bracelets – we have tons of them left over now that the craze has passed).
    RubberBands-Diaper-Wreath
  • Diapers (I went to Sam’s Club so I could get a big bunch; I had plenty for the wreath and I know my friend will love getting the big box of extras, too). My friend loves the great quality of Huggies Snug & Dry, especially the fact that they provide up to 12 hours of protection and keep her baby’s skin dry!  There’s a great deal for $7 off at Sam’s right now on Ibotta (get it for yourself here), so that was a total win!
    Huggies_Sams_DiaperWreath
  • Huggies-Diapers-Sams-DiaperWreathStacks-Diapers-Huggies
  • Assorted ribbon
    Ribbon-Diaper-Wreath
  • Glue gun & glue sticks
  • Wreath shape (I bought one made out of MDF but you could cut a shape out of cardboard, foam core, or another material you have on hand)
    Diapers-Wreath-Form

Now let’s get on to how to assemble the wreath!

The first step in assembling your wreath is rolling the diapers. I had an 18″ wreath form and I ended up using 29 diapers.

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Diaper-Rolled-RubberBand

And then keep rolling and rolling until all your diapers are ready to go!

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Next, take each rolled diaper and wrap it with ribbon. I like using a wide ribbon for a nice graphic effect.

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Note – make sure you don’t glue the ribbon to the diaper – you want these to still be functional for the recipient!

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Wrap the other side of the ribbon around and pull it tight so that the diaper is snugly held in place. Trim off any excess ribbon.

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Once all the diapers have ribbon around them, you can start gluing the diapers (via the ribbon – make sure not to get glue on the diaper!) to the wreath form.

Start by gluing a diaper at 12:00, 3:00, 6:00, & 9:00 to give yourself some parameters to keep the diapers evenly spaced.

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Diapers-Four-Wreath

Once the diapers are all glued down, you can add more pops of color with other ribbon. I wove a blue ribbon over and under the diapers – so easy!

Voila! Your wreath is done. Glue a loop of ribbon at the top to hang it with, and you’re all set.

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You can add fun extras to the wreath by stringing a pennant banner across the middle, or dangling a toy or letter in the center. Whatever you end up doing, the wreath will be a great addition to any shower – and the recipient will love it!

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