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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Parent’s Choice Diapers (about $20 for a box at Walmart)
- 18″ Wire wreath frame ($3.99 at Michael’s)
- Various brightly colored accessories to decorate the wreath – toys, onesies, pacifiers, bibs, washcloths, teethers, lotions…
Step 1: Start with a wire wreath frame.
Step 2: Place wreath wire between front and back of diaper.
Step 3: Gather a ribbon to tie diaper to wreath wire and tie a knot around the diaper.
Make sure the open diaper end is facing outside the wreath circle like so.
Step 4: Continue tying diapers on the wreath frame until the wreath is fully covered.
Step 6: Tie accessories to wreath with ribbon and voila you have a complete diaper wreath.
Do you get creative with diapers? What are some things that you have done with them?