How to Make Baby Shower Wreaths

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Items made from diapers are always a hit at baby showers. A twist on this idea is a baby shower wreath made from diapers and other baby items. It's an unusual gift that is attractive yet useful for parents. If you're looking for a creative gift for an expectant mom, consider taking some time to make a baby shower wreath for her. The wreath can serve as a centerpiece or decoration before going home with the future parents.

Things You'll Need

  • Styrofoam wreath base, any shape
  • Size 1 disposable baby diapers
  • Small clear hair ties or rubber bands
  • Curling ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Small stuffed animal
  • Assorted baby items
  • Decorative items

Open a diaper and place it around the wreath base so the bottom of the diaper faces the inner ring of the wreath. The pattern on the diaper should be facing forward. If you don't like the pattern, you can face it backward instead. Wrap a hair tie or rubber band around the end of the diaper that's sticking out; this will secure it to the wreath base.

Repeat this process until you have covered the entire wreath base. There should be no gaps between each diaper. Wrap curling ribbon around the rubber bands, tying it off and curling the ends.

Add the stuffed animal to the wreath. Tie it so it dangles from the top of the wreath into the middle of the wreath or place it on the bottom rim of the wreath and tie it into place.

Experiment with placing the baby items to see what arrangement looks best. You can use travel-size shampoo and baby wash, pacifiers, washcloths, receiving blankets, onesies and whatever else you think the parents might need. Tie each item to the wreath with the curling ribbon.

String a section of ribbon around the top of the wreath to act as a hanger. Add any finishing touches such as bows, flowers or letters that spell out the baby's name.

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