Super-Cute Diaper Wreath Tutorial

by Tammy Taylor~

RancherMan & I have dear friends that are expecting a baby soon.  I was beyond disappointed when I found out her baby shower was on a day that RancherMan & I had unchangeable plans.  We always have a pretty tight schedule but typically we can tweak something a few hours or even a day or so and work in things that come up, but not this time.

But I just couldn’t let this joyous occasion pass without our showing of love & excitement to them about their new baby.  Now I’m terrible at gift giving – I stress about what someone needs, what they want, or perhaps what they’ve already got so as not to duplicate.   Some people are really good at gift giving but not this girl right here.  To me it’s very, very STRESSFUL!  Then I remembered what my mama always told me – “Presentation is half the gift”.  EUREKA – I know what I want to give them, I decided to make a diaper wreath.

An easy diaper wreath, customizable for either boy or girl. A decorative (yet useful) gift presented beautifully! #TaylorMadeHomestead

Now I initially saw this idea on my Facebook newsfeed from Behind the After and thought her version turned out really cute (you can see hers here) So RancherMan & I went shopping.  We bought an 18″ wreath frame at Wal-Mart – it was only a couple of bucks.  Then I bought a 48-pack of newborn diapers, some baby girl socks, a tiny bottle, a pacifier, some travel-sized baby products, a cute headband, some baby washcloths and a soft plush teddy bear.  I also bought some ribbon and some tiny super-stretchy hair elastics to use to attach everything together.  Now I’m ready to begin assembling my wreath.

An easy diaper wreath, customizable for either boy or girl. A decorative (yet useful) gift presented beautifully! #TaylorMadeHomestead

I rolled each diaper tight starting at the top of the diaper and rolling toward the fold.  I affixed one of the tiny white elastic hair bands around each diaper to make a diaper roll.

An easy diaper wreath, customizable for either boy or girl. A decorative (yet useful) gift presented beautifully! #TaylorMadeHomestead

When I had rolled up around 40 diapers I started tying them to the frame with pink curly ribbon.  I simply wrapped the ribbon tightly around the bottom 1/3 of the diaper and looped the ribbon around the middle wire on my wreath frame, then on to the next diaper until they were all securely tied on.

An easy diaper wreath, customizable for either boy or girl. A decorative (yet useful) gift presented beautifully! #TaylorMadeHomestead

After all the diapers were anchored to the frame I was ready to start attaching the baby products I’d bought.  I laid them out first around the wreath, spacing them evenly apart until I was happy with the layout.  Then the items were all anchored with the same type of super-stretchy white hair bands I’d used with the diapers.

An easy diaper wreath, customizable for either boy or girl. A decorative (yet useful) gift presented beautifully! #TaylorMadeHomestead

At the end I wove more pink ribbon loosely throughout the wreath just to give it a little more PINK.   I didn’t use all the diapers in the package I bought so I wrapped up the remaining loose diapers with some tissue paper and ribbon to give them as well.  New parents can NEVER have enough diapers!

An easy diaper wreath, customizable for either boy or girl. A decorative (yet useful) gift presented beautifully! #TaylorMadeHomestead

I think it turned out super cute!  And you can customize this gift for either boy or girl if you want.  So many options!  Now my mama will be so proud, a decorative (yet useful) gift presented beautifully!  See mom, I really did listen to you while I was growing up.  LOL

~TMH~

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30 thoughts on “Super-Cute Diaper Wreath Tutorial

  1. shelley

    This is such a cute idea and I’ve chosen it as my featured pick for the Over The Moon Link party. Be sure to stop by the party Sunday afternoon to grab your badge.

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  2. Mary-the boondocks blog

    You are so right about presentation. This is such a fabulous way to give a gift. Why they may just display it and never take the diapers down to use them it is that pretty! Just kidding. It really shows just how much you care by taking the time to make a really special gift.

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    1. Taylor-Made Homestead Post author

      If they wanted to use it for the baby’s room decoration I’d be honored at that too Mary. LOL. They were both thrilled with the gift. Yea! ~TMH~

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  3. Katy SkipTheBag

    I love this idea. I keep seeing diaper cakes, but this is much cuter! Thanks for sharing on the Waste Less Wednesday Hop!

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    1. Taylor-Made Homestead Post author

      I’ve never made a diaper cake, Katy – I think they’re cute too. But this wreath was used as decoration at my friend’s baby shower so it offered lots of presentation punch as well as functionality after the party. I love that! ~TMH~

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  4. Lisa/Syncopated Mama

    I’d never seen one of these before I got one at my shower and I liked it way better than the diaper cake! Have a great week!

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  5. Anya

    Such a cute idea for baby showers. I’ve seen diaper cakes before but a wreath is a great way to change things up a bit.

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    1. Taylor-Made Homestead Post author

      I’ve seen diaper cakes too, but this wreath was exactly what I was looking for. The new parents-to-be loved it. ~TMH~

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  6. Elaine

    Super cute and quite practical too!! My daughter is due any minute now!! A little boy this time!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 favorite things on Thursday! Pinned!

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  7. Pili

    What a cute idea!! I wish I had know about diaper wreaths when my friends had babies, they are older now.

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    1. Taylor-Made Homestead Post author

      There will always be baby showers to attend, Pili whether nieces/nephews, ladies from church, neighbors, etc. This diaper wreath will no doubt be duplicated the next time I receive a baby shower invitation. ~TMH~

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    1. Taylor-Made Homestead Post author

      Thanks Edye, I love the way it turned out & the parents-to-be were thrilled. ~TMH~

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  8. victoria

    We are hosting a baby shower this weekend, and when I saw this adorable wreath this morning I knew I had to give it a try. I ran out to the craft store and then over to Babies R Us and got everything I needed. It turned out so cute and what a great decoration as well as gift for the mom. Thanks so much for sharing this!!!!!

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    1. Taylor-Made Homestead Post author

      That is so awesome, Victoria. Isn’t it great that it becomes a dual-purpose gift?? ~TMH~

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  9. ColleenB.~Texas

    Great job. Cute and such a useful gift and so fun to make and put together. I have done a couple diaper wreaths, diaper cakes and even have done a couple motorcycle cakes. They can get rather expensive by the time you buy the diapers, and all the little misc. stuff but still fun to do

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    1. Taylor-Made Homestead Post author

      You’re right Colleen, it can rack up more than intended if you’re not careful. I was able to get multi packages of things like baby socks and baby toiletries that I was able to separate and get more bang for the buck. I think it turned out cute though, and the parents-to-be seemed to like it too. Yea! ~TMH~

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    1. Taylor-Made Homestead Post author

      She loved it Tonia, and she could use the wreath as decorations at her baby shower too. ~TMH~

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  10. Judith C

    Very cute idea. I would have to use cloth diapers. One of my goals in life is to convert as many new Moms as possible to cloth diapers as I can. Word alone doesn’t always convince them, I usually have to buy the diapers for them. This would be a cute way to present them.

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