20 minute crafter-how to make a diaper wreath!





I know right?  Two 20 minute crafters within days of each other....I'm on the ball I tell ya!
These wreaths are SUPER easy.  Anyone can do it and YES they can be done in a matter of minutes.
Makes a cute shower gift that can easily be hung on a wall as a nursery decoration too!
Here's what you need:
plain diapers-I used 17 for this wreath. 
(I used 7th generation ones that I found at babies r us...they are completely void of annoying characters. :) I used size three so that if the recipient wanted to....the wreath could be used for a while before needing size three diapers. :)
craft wreath-this one was about $2...it's flat and made from some sort of wood? you could probably use the metal ones too.  12in or so.
ribbon or rubber bands
 Start by opening up that diaper...lay the wreath in the fold...
 ...fold over...
 ...PULL away from the wreath and tie it up...
(or you could use a rubber band and then tie on a ribbon)...
 ...overlap the next diaper by 50%...
 and repeat the PULL and tie.
 ...keep going all the way around the wreath in this fashion...and just in case you wonder...here is my pattented PULL technique...hike that knee up on the table and use it to hold the wreath while PULL away from it...
 When you get to the end...tuck the last diaper into the first one.
 And you are done! :)  See how easy that was? 
Now you can decorate as you choose...I prefer simple...I don't care for them being covered with all sorts of stuff but I'm sure you could pull that off too.  I just made this ridiculously wonderful and messy ribbon to attach to it and called it done. :) 

And while I won't be selling the whole combo in the shop...I WILL be selling some ridiculously wonderful and messy ribbons...there are already a few there and I can easily make some in custom colors.
 This one is my favorite so far...it sold out in moments! :)

 Have fun and let me know if you have any questions! :) 

xo
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8 comments:

gabbyfek said...

have i mentioned how much i love you yet?!?!?! THANK YOU. now to place my ribbon order. also, LOOK at your tiny little skinny leg! how are you so itty bitty?!?! xoxoxo.

Jessica B said...

Love love love this idea. There are about seven girls pregnant at my work and many of them are first time Mom's so there will be many showers in my near future. This is definitely going to be a hit. I LOVE the you are my sunshine ribbon. It must have sold quick because it was gone before I could get to it.

Chef in Training said...

this looks great!

I would love it if you would share this and/or any other projects you have been up to at Tuesday Talent Show at Chef In Training! Plus there is a fun giveaway too! Thanks so much and I hope to see you there!
-Nikki
http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com

Tracy said...

These are so cute! Where did you find the wood(ish) wreath? I haven't been able to find one like that at Hobby Lobby or JoAnns. :(

april said...

The minute I saw this project I knew I wanted to make it! I just had to wait for someone to have a baby. Luckily my boyfriend's sister had her shower this past weekend, so I made her one & it was such a hit!! I just wanted to say thank you for posting the instructions & inspiring me:D

Siubhan Mc Carthy said...

Wow !!! How fab is that !!!Just wanted to let you know that I have featured one of your ribbony creations & linked to you from my blog post today - hope your ok with it ?? Your latest follower & big ribbony fan !!

http://craftlee.blogspot.ie/2012/11/featured-finds-friday-1.html

S x

christinedo53 said...

How do you put together your messy ribbons? Love this wreath idea! :)

christinedo53 said...

How do you create your messy ribbons? I love this wreath idea and can't wait to try it out for my sisters baby shower! :)

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