Archive for the 'Diaper Wreaths' Category

Spring Diaper Wreaths

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

I made the Baby Blue, Lime, and Brown wreath for one of my best, lifelong friends who had her first precious baby boy in May.  It was a very sentimental project to be making a gift for someone who is so special to me.  I was also so glad to be able to participate in her baby shower, since I only see her about once a year.

This spring, I did a few craft shows, and I made the White & Yellow miniature wreath as a door prize for a small home business show.  By the end of the show, the hostess had more prizes than she needed, so she returned it to me.  I wasn’t sure how it would work to make such a tiny diaper wreath, but I think the end result is pretty adorable.  What do you think?

Diaper Wreaths for the Arkansas Craft Fair

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

One of my close friends is from Arkansas, and she is going home to participate in the Jones Center Arts & Crafts Festival in Springdale, Arkansas, in just a couple weeks.  In case you are unfamiliar with the event as I was before this year, the Northwest Arkansas Craft Fairs are a huge series of fairs held twice a year in various cities in Arkansas.  I was hoping to be able to attend with her and share a booth, but since I cannot go, she has offered to take my wreaths with her.  She makes lovely nursing blankets, embellished burp cloths, and toddler pillows, so if you are interested in any of those, please email me for her contact info!

When I started planning for the fair, I thought I would make just a few wreaths to display, but as you can see from the table of cuteness above, I got a little bit carried away once I began shopping, and the final count is eighteen.  Our house was overrun by wreaths for several weeks while I worked on them, photographed them (thank you to my husband for helping with that, his photo/video site is Pixel Grill), and packaged them for the trip.  You can see a gallery of all the completed wreaths here.

Diaper Wreaths

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

I have just recently begun to sell diaper wreaths after making them for years for friends and family, so here are a few pictures of diaper wreaths I have made over the years.  I made this tiny wreath (around 13″ diameter) for an out-of-town friend who needed an inexpensive gift for her sister’s baby shower that was happening near me.  I included a small set of boy onesies and socks, and filled the rest of the wreath with travel-sized samples of baby products.

The pink wreath pictured below was for a coworker, and I hand-painted wooden letters for her name. (Shh…don’t tell, but they did not have a letter “E” at the craft store, so I grabbed a number 9 and turned it over to substitute for the “E”.) When I was shopping, I just LOVED those tiny little pink sneakers and had to include them!

This wreath for Mason’s Mom was a collaborative gift planned with a group of my online friends from a Mom forum.  A few different people sent items to put on the wreath, and one lady sent these super-soft, premium organic prefolds in a natural color that matched perfectly with the set of organic onesies I had found to include.  I thought the result was gorgeous, and our friend was thrilled to receive it in the mail for her “virtual baby shower”!

Baby Shower Invitations & Diaper Wreath

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

A lot of people are doing digital invitations for showers through Evite and other services, but there is something special about getting a paper invitation in the mail, even if it is pretty simple.  For this baby shower we did a combination; I made a folded card with the details printed on the inside with a few cute graphics like a teddy bear and rattle.

For the front, I cut a onesie and an umbrella (baby=onesie, shower=umbrella 😉 ) out of coordinating patterned papers and glued them on with foam adhesive squares to make them a little bit 3d.  For the umbrella handle, I used coated black jewelry wire and curled the end around a pencil.  I then created a digital file from a scan of the front of the invitation, and we made a custom Evite for more tech-savvy guests, and for a simpler RSVP process.  Best of both worlds!

When I made the invitations earlier in the month, we were unsure of the baby’s gender and therefore made the invitations neutral, but as soon as we found out she was having a girl, I started to work on the diaper wreath for the shower.

I used premium quality prefolds from Green Mountain Diapers and also ordered a couple nice diaper covers that were given as a gift separately from the wreath.  I loved the pink and lime green color combination they used to decorate for the shower, and the diaper wreath was displayed on the china cabinet behind the cake table as the main decoration.