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What I've Been Up To!

SPOILER ALERT! If you are going to be giving birth to my grandchild very soon or are directly responsible for your wife very shortly giving birth to my grandchild, DO NOT READ ANY FURTHER!

I’ve been very busy around here planning a baby shower! It’s like a mini-Christmas, but possibly more fun! All the same ingredients are there: shopping for gifts, making gifts, wrapping gifts, decorating, and baking.

I’ve got lots of things to show you, but I’ll start today with these two diaper wreaths I made for decorations. Now, there are hundreds of diaper wreath tutorials out there and I probably checked out every one of them for inspiration, so THANK YOU to everyone who took the time to blog about theirs. Here’s what I did … 

I started with a foam wreath and a package of Newborn Pampers Swaddlers …

I kept putting on diapers and pushing them together to get as many as possible on there and to cover the green wreath.

Next, I put a little something in every other diaper’s rubber band, and tied a ribbon around the remaining rubber bands, like so. 

I tied slightly wider ribbon around the other diapers, rubber bands, and baby items.

I tucked in a couple handmade baby items, like a pair of crocheted booties

and some crocheted bath scrubbies.

I used double sided tape to tuck in some smaller items like grape scented boogie wipes!

Lastly, I wrapped some ribbon around the center of a diaper and used it as a foundation for the wreath’s bow.

And, ta da! Wreath #1

and Wreath #2

I had a blast making these!