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Hosting a baby shower for a dear friend or loved one? A diaper wreath is a fun and creative shower decoration that doubles as a gift for the Mom to be. Learn how to make one with this detailed tutorial.If you know me and have been reading this blog for any length of time, then you know I love to throw a party! Whether it’s an annual holiday, a friend’s birthday or some other special occasion, I’m the gal who loves to plan a menu, cook the food, and fuss over the décor.
So you can only image my excitement when my closest friend announced she was pregnant with her first babe! Her announcement was extra special because this was something my friend and her husband have struggled to make happen for many, many years. And since I have been by her side supporting her, as a best friend should, all these years, well, I couldn’t help but feel truly joyful and happy for her.
Since that little baby will be here in just a few short months, it is time to start planning the baby shower! Because this long awaited life milestone and dream is finally coming true for some of the nicest people I know, I am planning a huge baby shower in their honor!
Like I love to do, I will be spending a lot of time fussing over every detail of this shower for the next few months, and because of this, plan on sharing a lot of the baby shower details here on the blog. Since my friend loves to craft and sew, I will be incorporating this theme into our “Cute as a Button” baby shower. We will have a onesie decorating station, as well as buttons and bows incorporated into all the décor and even in the menu… Stuffed “Button” Mushrooms!! Ah… I can’t wait!I have hosted or co-hosted several baby showers over the years and no matter the theme, I always try and incorporate some baby “essentials” into the décor. This serves double duty, since these are items any new Mom may need or have on their registry anyways, and of course goes with the baby shower theme.
Over the years I have found that Sam’s Club is the best place to not only stock up on party supplies, like buying plates, cups, and forks in bulk, but a great place to buy other party essentials like food and drinks. For a baby shower, Sam’s Club, hands down, has the best prices on baby essentials, like diapers, and allows me to buy premium brand diapers, like Huggies Snug & Dry in bulk packaging and at fantastic prices. Since new Moms need a lot of diapers, I always make a diaper “cake” and diaper “wreath” as part of my baby shower décor, and then wrap up any leftover diapers as part of my gift to the new Mom.
Diaper wreaths are a fantastic way to not only decorate for a baby shower, but gift diapers as well. The diapers are secured by rubber bands and ribbon, so that the diapers can be used later on. If you have a baby shower coming up consider making a diaper wreath to use for the décor. Check out all the details below and bear with me as I dump all the baby shower planning and fun onto the blog! 🙂 How To Make a Rolled Diaper Wreath
by Heather of Kitchen Concoctions: www.kitchen-concoctions.com
1 box Huggies Snug & Dry Size 3 (240 count)
30-40 rubber bands
Ribbon, in 1/2 or 1 inch and ¼ inch thick sizes and coordinating colors
Hot glue gun
Glue gun sticks
Buttons, in assorted sizes and coordinating colors
10 or 12 inch wire floral wreath or flat cardboard wreath
Yarn, in desired color
Double sided tape
- Starting at the open end of the diaper, tightly roll up the diaper and secure it in the center with a rubber band. Repeat rolling process with approximately 30 diapers.
- Cut the wider ribbon just long enough to wrap around the diaper with a little ribbon to spare. Place a little dot of hot glue on the end of the ribbon and secure excess ribbon on top of glue (securing the ribbon on the back side of the diaper). Make sure to only glue the ribbon to itself and not to the diaper, so that the diaper is still usable.
- Cut the thinner ribbon just long enough to wrap around the diaper, again with some ribbon to spare. Place a dab of hot glue on the wider ribbon already wrapped around the diaper and secure the thinner ribbon around the diaper.
- Glue a button onto the front of the diaper in the center of the ribbon.
- Repeat ribbon wrapping and gluing process with all remaining diapers.
- To secure diapers to the wreath, add a little bit of hot glue onto the back (near the glued ribbon) of a rolled diaper; making sure to add glue only to the ribbon and not the diaper itself. Glue the rolled diaper onto the wreath so that diaper is centered on the wreath.
- Glue on more diapers, working your way around the wreath, packing diapers as closely together as possible and adding glue to the sides of the ribbon that touch each other to help the diapers stay secure. Carefully space the diapers around the wreath so that there are enough diapers and no gaps.
- Once all the diapers are adhered, add any additional embellishments or décor.
- For the “cute as a button” theme, I added a yarn wrapped letter. To make the yarn wrapped letter, loop yarn several times around your fingers and cut the loops with scissors to create several 1-2 inch pieces of yarn.
- Group 4-5 pieces of yarn together and place a generous amount of hot glue on the top edge and side of the letter. Place the yarn pieces on the glue and press down quickly, making sure the pieces are neat and close together. Repeat this process until the entire edge of the letter is covered with yarn.
- Trim away any excess yarn and repeat this process with any other part of the letter that might not get covered in the wrapping process.
- Starting at the top of the letter, secure the end of the bundle of yarn to the back top part of the letter with hot glue. Start tightly wrapping the yarn around the letter, over lapping the yarn, if desired. Once the entire letter has been wrapped, glue the end piece of yarn to the back of the letter.
- Using hot glue, decorate the yarn wrapped letter with buttons.
- Adhere the decorated letter to the diaper wreath by attaching to one of the rolled diapers with double sided tape.
- Hang wreath and enjoy!
Hosting a baby shower of your own? Make this diaper wreath and stock up on all the party essentials at Sam’s Club (click here for more information about a Sam’s Club membership)! Not only do Sam’s Club members save over $10 on Huggies Snug & Dry Diapers; take advantage of the current Ibotta offer which will help you save an additional $7 off Huggies Snug & Dry Diapers. Huggies Snug & Dry Diapers come in several sizes (including 3, 4 and 5) and are quality diapers, providing up to 12 hours of protection and keeping baby’s skin dry, helping all new Moms care for their little one. For more information, about Huggies Diapers, check them out online and follow them on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.