Tuesday, June 5, 2012

How to Make A Diaper Bouquet

Remember this beauty from the Sugar and Spice baby shower?

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Here is a step by step on how to make one yourself.

Materials I used:

Vase (I bought this wide mouthed vase at Ikea for $.79)
Diapers- Preferrably white (I used about 40 Pampers Swaddlers newborn size)
Foam Ball (I used a 4" diameter)
Foam block
Wooden Skewers
Clear elastic bands (I use the Goody brand clear hair elastics)
Tulle
Tissue Paper
Lace
Ribbon
Glue Gun

**Note: Amount of diapers used will depend on how big your foam ball is, the size diapers you use, and how closely you place them together.**

Step 1:
Prepare the Vase
I Took the foam block and cut it so it fit inside

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I stuck one of the wooden skewers through the foam block and snapped it so only  about 3.5 inches were sticking out the top

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Then placed the foam ball on top.

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You may need to adjust the foam block size so that the foam ball sits perfectly inside the mouth of the vase

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Once I had it nice and cozy I took it all out then lined the inside of the vase with tissue paper and replaced the foam.

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Step 2:
Prepare the Diapers

First roll each diaper up, starting at the open end, and ending at the folded end like so.

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After it's rolled, wrap a clear elastic around it to keep it together.

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Then stick the skewer through the rolled diaper.

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Step 3:
Arrange
Now, beginning at the top and working your way out, stick the skewers into the foam ball.

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I found the skewers to be too long, so I broke each skewer before sticking it in leaving about
3-ish inches from bottom of diaper roll to tip of the skewer.

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Now it should look like this

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Step 4:
Embelish!
We need to hide the foam ball in between each diaper roll.
Start by cutting out squares of tulle.

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Then fold together and place in between each diaper roll.

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I glue gunned on a little lace and ribbon to the base of the vase to make it match it's fancy contents.

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And VOILA!!

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Happy Creating!!


20 comments:

  1. Already added your new blog to my blog list! Love it :)

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  2. i love this idea n so easy to make, thanks for sharing with us

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  3. I absolutely love this idea. Thank you for posting the tutorial. I just made one for a boy. It turned out great.

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  4. I absolutely love this idea. Thank you for posting the tutorial. I just made one for a boy. It turned out great!!

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    1. I would love to see it. Share the link and share the love ;)

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  5. This is exactly what I am looking for - thanks for the step by step instructions!

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    1. You are so very welcome Kat! Happy Creating!!

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    1. Excellent question!!
      I used around 40 (give or take depending on how close together you place the diapers, and how big your foam ball is).
      I'll add that info into the tutorial to give everyone an idea of how many diapers to purchase.
      Thanks!

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  7. Does it have to be a wide mouthed vase or can it be a cylinder style vase?

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    1. It can be any vase you want. The mouth only has to be wide enough to hold the the foam ball in place. You can also hot glue the foam ball to the mouth if the fit seems precarious and you want to give it a little extra hold so it doesn't fall apart, however this will make it so the vase is pretty much non re-usable.

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  8. This is adorable. How do you keep the tulle in place?

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    1. If you're worried about the tulle coming out using these instructions, you can use the technique I used in the potted diaper boquet tutorial: http://likemomandapplepie.blogspot.com/2012/07/diaper-bouquet-potted-plant.html
      and the baby boy diaper bouquet: http://likemomandapplepie.blogspot.com/2013/03/baby-boy-diaper-bouquet.html
      where after I rolled the diaper around the skewer, I stabbed the skewer through the middle of the tulle square and then stuck it into the foam ball.

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  9. Love this! Thanks so much for the great instructions. I've got everything together except the rubber bands. Can't wait to put it together!

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  10. when my niece recently married I made her a toilet paper wedding cake. It was so cute and very special between us. she always came to borrow a roll of toilet paper when she lived close and I would tell her she could keep it I didn't want it back! LOL! Now she is pregnant and I wanted to send something equally unique for the baby but I ran out of time. She lives out of town but I'm going to try making this and sending it to her snail mail when the baby arrives! I wish I had seen your idea sooner as I would have made the time for last weeks baby shower! I love this idea as it is for the mom and the baby! I may use a larger size as it's going on 2 years and she still has the toilet paper cake! thanks for an out of the box idea!

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  12. Found you on Google. Thanks for the tutorial. It was easy to follow. I used it as a starting point to make a diaper bouquet for a friend of mine recently.

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