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Friday, November 13

DIY Cloth Diaper Ornament

So, I know I told you I wouldn’t be posting much. And now I’m posting twice in one day. But hey, I’ve got stuff to say so why not? Anyway…I’m part of an online ornament exchange. The mama I got paired up with uses cloth diapers too and I knew I wanted to make her a cloth diaper ornament. So I did. And you can too.
You’ll need:IMG_1344
  • felt in the colors of your choice {I suggest white for the inside}
  • needle
  • thread {I used white thread}
  • ribbon to match
  • scissors
  • paper and pencil {optional but I found it helpful}
  • ETA: hot glue and hot glue gun {if you really, really don't want to try sewing you could totally do this project with hot glue, or maybe even fabric glue}
First, cut out a diaper shape a bit like the one pictured below. I did mine with paper first, then used it as a pattern for the felt. This first piece is the inside of the diaper. Sew {I hand stitched for all the steps, it’s easy when the project is this small} the inner piece to the piece of felt you want for the outside of the diaper. This second piece can be a rectangle {make it a little larger than the first piece} and once they’re sewn together you can trim the outside of the diaper to match the inside but a little wider.
After the two pieces are sewn together you can sew a felt rectangle and felt “tabs” to the front and sides of the diaper as the “Velcro.” Or you could sew on little snaps to make a snap diaper. I went with the Velcro look.
I also stitched a cute little heart to the back of the diaper. Then I sewed the diaper shut and added a ribbon for hanging. You might find it’s easier to add the ribbon before closing the diaper.
Adam kept telling me I should add a little “poo” in the diaper, but I decided to pass on that idea. And just in case my DIY ornament wasn’t as cute to my swap partner as I think it is I’m also sending her a purple picture frame ornament I picked up at the store. This project was inspired by a cloth diaper keychain a friend of mine owns. It was really super easy. I’m not a great seamstress, I swear. I was able to do a lot of this project while breastfeeding so that should tell you just how easy it is!
Do you think you’ll try making a diaper ornament? Tell me in the comments! And leave me links to any pictures you have of the completed project!

13 Stubborn Stains:

~ April ~ EnchantedDandelions said...


Absolutely A-DOR-A-BLE!!!!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic! I'm not very crafty, but I'm so going to try making this!!

Rita/Fighting Off Frumpy said...

You're so crafty! I can barely sew on a button ...

Holly Noelle @ Domestic Dork said...

I don't really know the correct way to sew on a button either. This is a project for even the crafting impaired. It could also be done with hot glue!

Julie said...

super cute! love it.

Denise said...

I think I'm going to try the hot glue version!!! I also think you've given me a Christmas gift idea!!! THANK YOU!!!

thegreendiaperqueen said...

This is so cute! What a creative idea!

Samantha @ Mama Notes said...

what a great idea, how cute!

Brittany said...

i just stated reading your blog today, and i'm already hooked!

this ornament is great. i feel so inspired!! my sis-in-law uses cloth diapers (i'm not a mom yet, or else i'd be using them, too!) on her daughter (my beautiful little niece) and i'm definitely going to be making this for her for christmas. i might try to do a cow print on the outside of it in honor of her favorite diapers. *^-^*

Marilyn (A Lot of Loves) said...

I'm glad you passed on the poo idea. I think that would only appeal to men. I think the diaper ornament is really cute!

Julie Renee Holland said...

Soooo cute. I have one of those key chain diapers. I was looking for more baby friendly ornaments this year and, well, I have been making and selling cloth diapers for almost 4 years. I'll have to make some of these for our tree. The glass balls are just not going to survive my 10 month old niece, my 13 month daughter, and my 18 month old nephew!

ReflectionofGod said...

My sister-in-law will be having the first granddaughter (due in March) in my husband's family and I'm definitely making her one of these!

The Masked Mommy said...

Saw you on one pretty thing and couldn't resist clicking. Love that the diaper is purple ;-)

Didn't even recognize your site! I guess I've gotten waaaay behind on my blog reading... but it's been great for my housework ;-)

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