Having a baby can be expensive, especially when it comes to all of the diapers you need to buy. In the first few months after baby comes home, you might change the baby’s diapers 10 to 12 times a day! All of those diaper changes mean you’ll likely go through at least 2,000 diapers in the first year! Some people try to help offset that cost for new parents by giving diapers at the baby shower. One fun way to do that is to also make the diapers decorative. If you’re hosting a baby shower and want a fun but practical centerpiece, here’s how to make a diaper bouquet.
Making the bouquet is not that expensive. Plus, it’s practical and will be much appreciated by the mom to be.
Supplies for the Diaper Bouquet
To make the bouquet, you’ll need the following supplies:
- 12 Disposable Diapers,
- 12 Skewers,
- Rubber Bands
- A Glass Vase
- Ribbon for a Bow
You may also want the following additional supplies:
- Tissue Paper,
- Fabric such as a Receiving Blanket,
- Small Baby Supplies like Pacifiers, Rattles, Baby Mitts, etc.
How to Make a Diaper Bouquet
There are a few simple steps to make the bouquet:
Step One – Make the Diaper Flower
Take the diaper and roll it into a tube.
Step Two – Add the Diaper Stem
While still holding the diaper roll in your hand, gently insert a skewer in the center. Then, wrap a rubber band snuggly around the diaper roll, about one inch from the bottom where the skewer is inserted. Repeat the process until all diapers are on a skewer.
Step Three – Fill the Vase
Decide what you want at the bottom of the vase. Some people cover the outside of the vase with fabric (ideally a receiving blanket so the mom will also have that to reuse with baby) and a bow. Then they don’t have to fill the inside of the vase with anything since it isn’t visible.
Other people fill the inside of the vase with tulle.
Still others fill the inside of the vase with baby items the new mom will need like pacifiers, rattles, etc.
Another idea would be to use clean, small rocks, especially if the diaper bouquet will be used in a baby shower as the centerpiece and you want it to be stable. If you’re not sure which way you want to go, Etsy has plenty of sample bouquets you can get ideas from.
Step Four – Arrange the Diaper Flowers in the Vase
Put all of the skewered flowers carefully into the vase.
Step Five – Fill Out the Bouquet
Next, decide what you want to finish filling out the diaper flower bouquet. Some people buy fake flowers in either pink or blue, depending on the sex of the baby, to arrange among the diaper flowers. Some people also use fake greenery to add a pop of color.
Other people use tulle the color of the baby’s sex and weave it in and out of the diaper flowers to enlarge the diaper bouquet. The choice is yours.
Diaper bouquets are the perfect center piece for the tables at a baby shower. Not only are they adorable, but they’re also practical. The mom-to-be will love to have the pretty decorations as well as a stash of diapers when the new baby arrives.
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Melissa is a writer and virtual assistant. She earned her Master’s from Southern Illinois University, and her Bachelor’s in English from the University of Michigan. When she’s not working, you can find her homeschooling her kids, reading a good book, or cooking. She resides in Arizona where she dislikes the summer heat but loves the natural beauty of the area.