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I am typically a practical gift giver, but rather than just give something practical, like a box of baby diapers, at a baby shower, I love to get creative!! Practical is good, but practical and super cute is even better! What better gift than a box of Parent’s Choice baby diapers transformed into cute gifts!?

And guess what!? My sister is pregnant with her first baby so I am finally going to be an auntie and I had a baby shower to get to!

Parents Choice Diapers for a diaper wreath and butterfly BabyDiapersSavings shop

And!?!? She’s having a girl so I’m going to go a little crazy with the girly stuff after having three boys of my own. My cousin did her baby shower a few weeks ago and #CollectiveBias challenged me to get creative so I got busy and made some cute (and practical) baby shower decorations like the diaper wreath and a diaper butterfly. I probably would have had to make a snail or something out of diapers if she was having a boy so I’m thankful that we’re expecting a little Lily. icon smile

Parents Choice Diaper Butterfly BabyDiapersSavings shop

I guess I am a practical gift giver because I’m also on a budget. Being on a budget and being practical does not have to mean plain and simple and lower quality, and that’s why I started this blog… Because while I am on a strict budget, I don’t want to have to give anything up. Not quality and not quantity.

So I printed off this $1.50 off Parent’s Choice baby diapers coupon and headed to Walmart to pick up a box of size 2 Parent’s Choice baby diapers. There were 160 diapers in the size 2 box, I didn’t use all of them, but my sister sure will. Ha! I went with a bigger size because I thought that if others brought diapers as gifts that they would probably bring smaller sizes, but it turned out that size 2 was perfect for the wreath. Not too big and not too small.

Parents Choice baby diapers at Walmart

I chose Parent’s Choice Diapers because they are not just an amazing value at just under $20 per box, which is a savings of about $240 per year, but because of their increased diaper absorbency that is equal/better than national brands. They also have a wetness indicator. See? Practical and budget friendly. (EXTRA budget friendly with that $1.50 off Parent’s Choice baby diapers coupon.) And let me not forget, CUTE!

The wreath and butterfly were so stinking cute that we used them as decorations at the baby shower. I put the butterfly on the lower shelf and the wreath sitting on chair next to the tables. So girly and so perfect.

Diaper Wreaths and Diaper Butterflies make great baby shower decorations and gifts via Single Mom on a Budget.com BabyDiapersSavings shop

Love that wreath? That super cute, practical, and budget friendly wreath, I mean?

Here the instructions to make one of of your own. It is very easy and you can get away with spending right about $30-35 for the entire wreath. The cost to make the wreath with Parent’s Choice Diapers is right about $25 including the wreath wire. (Don’t forget the $1.50 off Parent’s Choice baby diapers coupon.)

The part that can vary in cost is the goodies that you choose to tie to the wreath. They can be as costly, or as budget friendly as you want. As many, or as few as you want too. Just be sure to go with bright colors. I, personally, think that a plain diaper wreath could be cute too if you use some colorful ribbons.

Materials:

  • Parent’s Choice Diapers (about $20 for a box at Walmart)
  • 18″ Wire wreath frame ($3.99 at Michael’s)
  • Ribbon
  • Various brightly colored accessories to decorate the wreath – toys, onesies, pacifiers, bibs, washcloths, teethers, lotions…

Instructions:

Step 1: Start with a wire wreath frame.

Diaper Wreath Step 1 via Single Mom on a Budget.com BabyDiapersSavings shop

Step 2: Place wreath wire between front and back of diaper.

Diaper Wreath Step 2 via Single Mom on a Budget.com BabyDiapersSavings shop

Step 3: Gather a ribbon to tie diaper to wreath wire and tie a knot around the diaper.

Diaper Wreath Step 3 Single Mom on a Budget.com BabyDiapersSavings shop

Make sure the open diaper end is facing outside the wreath circle like so.

Diaper Wreath Step 4 Single Mom on a Budget.com BabyDiapersSavings shop

Step 4: Continue tying diapers on the wreath frame until the wreath is fully covered.

Diaper Wreath Step 5 Single Mom on a Budget.com BabyDiapersSavings shop

Diaper Wreath Step 6 Single Mom on a Budget.com BabyDiapersSavings shop

Step 6: Tie accessories to wreath with ribbon and voila you have a complete diaper wreath.

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Do you get creative with diapers? What are some things that you have done with them?

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How to Save Money with Walgreens paperless coupons via Single Mom on a Budget.com WalgreensPaperless shop1The most difficult part of being a single parent for me is financial and I am always on the lookout for ways to save money so when I heard about Walgreens paperless coupons I was so excited to work with #CollectiveBias to give it a try and share my experience.

Walgreens Paperless Coupons are manufacturer coupons that can be accessed via the Walgreens app that can be ‘clipped’ to your Walgreens Balance Rewards account and redeemed when you make your purchase.

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I was excited to find a lot of coupons available for school supplies seeing as how school (at the time) was just about to start for my 11 year old, my 18 year old in his first year of college and living in the dorm. And for me because I have gone back to school also. I also found coupons for other supplies like cleaning wipes, laundry bleach, allergy medicine, and deodorant – things that he would also need in his dorm!

Life is expensive in itself, not to mention adding the cost of education and supplies so I was glad to learn of a new way to save. And especially to save on school supplies and then turn around and use the money saved to pay for college tuition! I had a bit of trouble downloading the coupons on my app and I found that I was able to use Walgreens’ website to “clip” the coupons to my Balance Rewards card so I went that route and we headed to Walgreens.

Save on school supplies at Walgreens with paperless coupons via Single Mom on a Budget.com WalgreensPaperless shopTo redeem the paperless coupons all you have to do is swipe your Balance Rewards card via the app on your phone, or by entering the phone number associated with your Balance Rewards card. I had a little trouble with this too, but the manager was very helpful and made sure that all of the coupons I had clipped were redeemed.

I spent only $20, saved almost 50%, and all three of us were stocked on paper, folder, composition books, and dividers, and more!

We dropped my 18 year old off at school last Thursday and it was a lot of fun getting him all moved in to his dorm and his supplies organized.

Saving on college school supplies with Walgreens Paperless Coupons via Single Mom on a Budget.com WalgreensPaperless shop

Leaving him there was hard, but knowing that he had everything he needed and that I had been able to save the money I needed in order for him to go to college, due in part to, Walgreens paperless coupons, it made the long drive home a little bit easier.

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