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How To Make A Baby Shower Diaper Wreath: A Step-By-Step Tutorial

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By Candida

See how to make this baby shower diaper wreath yourself.My baby is almost 1 year old, and our family hosted a baby shower for us almost a year ago.

I wanted something fun and personalized to hang on the front door of the party venue.

I love to make wreaths — so with a quick search on Pinterest, I was inspired with countless ideas on how to make a baby shower diaper wreath.

I knew that I could actually use the diapers after the baby shower, but the diaper wreath turned out so cute it’s still hanging in our baby nursery!

As time goes by, there will come a time to pass this diaper wreath on to someone new having a baby.

I had a lot of fun making this baby shower diaper wreath.

Here’s how I did it…

 

Materials Used:

  • Wire wreath
  • Tulle (or ribbon)
  • Disposable diapers
  • Baby shoes
  • Fake flowers
  • Decorative ornament
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paint brush
  • Wood letters (to spell out baby’s name)
  • Scissors
  • Zip ties

 

DIY Instructions:

Pre-paint the wood letters if you want to incorporate them into the baby diaper wreath. (I used 5-inch wood letters from Hobby Lobby and painted them light blue.)

The is the permanent acrylic paint I used to paint the wood letters on the baby diaper wreath.

I used a 20-inch plain metal wreath. (Wreath size depends on the number of diapers used.)

Cut the 6″ tulle into 12-inch strips — so you can tie each diaper onto the wreath. (I used 6″ turquoise matte tulle from Hobby Lobby.)

Turquoise tulle for a baby boy diaper wreath.

Attach the first diaper by opening and placing the metal wreath inside and then tying the diaper closed to the outside of the wreath.

 How to attach disposable diapers to a wire wreath frame. Fold each diaper in half before securing it in place on the wire wreath with tulle.

Keep going until all of the metal on the wreath is covered with tied diapers. (I used 1 package of 36 count Seventh Generation newborn diapers — because they have really cute patterns.)

This is what each diaper looks like after being secured with tulle onto the wire wreath frame.

Weave tulle (or ribbon) throughout the perimeter of the diapers. (I used 3″ silver and white confetti tulle from Hobby Lobby.)

This is the silver and white confetti tulle that I used for my baby shower diaper wreath. Adding the silver and white confetti tulle to the wire wreath frame.

Center the wood letters on the bottom of the diaper wreath, then secure and tie them into place with tulle.

Securing the wooden letters to the wire wreath frame with tulle.

Place flowers and leaves around the letters — secure them to the metal part of the wreath frame with zip ties. (I love tulips, so I used blue tulips that I found at Hobby Lobby.)

Adding blue artificial flowers to the baby shower diaper wreath.

Place the baby shoes on the baby diaper wreath and secure them into place with more tulle. (I used leather handmade shoes that were made by a friend as a gift for my baby.)

Baby shoes used as ornaments on the baby shower diaper wreath.

Tie a big bow and place it in the center of the baby diaper wreath. (I combined both colors of tulle when making the bow.)

Add a decorative baby ornament — so that it dangles freely from the bow. (I used a cute baby boy cake ornament.)

Adding the final touches - a big tulle bow and a decorative baby ornament.

The baby shower diaper wreath is a great baby gift for these reasons:

  • It provides fun decor for the party.
  • It includes the gift of diapers for the baby.
  • The wood letters can be repurposed and used in the baby’s nursery.
  • The metal wreath can be used as a base for another wreath later — when the new mom feels like being creative.