Ideas For Crafts Using Diapers

Diapers make a great gift for an expectant mom or a baby shower as they are useful items that every new mom needs. Instead of just giving the diapers, however, with a little creativity and time, you can create various diaper crafts that will really spice up the presentation of your gift and impress the new mom.

Diaper cakes have been an inspirational kind of gift for the new mother to be and it is also a great centerpiece. They are pretty, functional and a great help in terms of supplies for the baby. Why not put the girl into the baby girl diaper cake by embellishing it with butterflies? Butterflies come in all shapes, sizes and colors. You can choose a design that fits the theme of the baby shower or the child’s nursery.

Do the simple rolling and taping of the diapers to make three layers, one extra large base, a medium layer and a smaller layer to make the basic form of the diaper gift.

For a diaper doll, do the basic rolls using different sizes of diapers and attach the heads and arms where they should be. You can place this on top of the diaper cake if you like or a diaper doll can even be a unique gift on its own.

For a diaper wreath, which is easier to make, roll and attach together to make a wreath. Just remember to make a basic form of whatever it is you are trying to make. Buy some silk flowers that can best represent the favorites of the new mommy and buy some silk butterflies to decorate the wreath. Place these around the perimeter of the wreath. You can also attach other useful items like baby bottles or pacifiers.

By rolling the diapers up and tying them together with ribbon or tape, you can make number of different things. You can make a diaper teddy bear or a diaper ducky.

A diaper doll house is also a simple craft project that would be well suited for a girl baby shower or celebration. Just tie a few dozen diapers together to form the base and then add a roof, which can consist of diapers positioned in a triangular arrangement.

There are so many other embellishments for the different projects like silk, chiffon or satin ribbons to go around the layers, paper raffia to give it that eclectic look, even some of the baby chew toys are great decorations. The possibilities are really limitless – just get some supplies together and use your creativity to create your diaper craft item.

Finally, asides for diapers, you can also add other baby products and useful items to your diaper craft project to make it even more useful and memorable to the new mother. Tuck in some baby toiletries like baby soap, baby shampoo, baby toothbrush and baby hairbrush. These would be greatly appreciated once the baby is brought back to the home from the hospital after birth. Don’t forget to cut up letters for the baby name and tape them to your diaper cake or craft. Don’t use staples or glue, but use easy to remove tape, ribbons, and rubber bands so that the diapers can be easily taken apart and used.

Criss White is an article writer on baby showers. To check out some diaper cakes or to see some baby shower tableware, go to My Baby Shower Favors.

 

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