Look at these cute miniature diaper babies! They are really quick and easy to make and they are simply adorable! Learn how to make diaper babies in my tutorial.
As some of you might know, besides managing this website, I do have a diaper cake business. And a pair of these mini pampers babies or a whole lot in a basket by far are my bestselling diaper cakes!
See in this easy step-by-step tutorial how to make these cute little diaper fellows. They are really versatile and can be used for a lot of original homemade newborn gift ideas. Starting on their own as 'just a little something' to cute baby gift basket 'fillers'. Get tips what to use them for and learn how to put together a really cute and practical pampers babies gift basket for a newborn baby.
What you need (for 1 pair = 2 miniature babys):
- 2 diapers (size 2 or size 3)
- 2 baby washcloths (alternatively small bibs)
- 1 pair of newborn socks
- some slim ribbon, some satin ribbon or also raffia ribbon
- 1 pair of small wobbly eyes and a piece of chenille stem (craft pipe cleaners) = as per your liking / alternatively felt pens to draw sleeping eyes
Take a diaper and roll it up. The best way is to roll it from the open end to the closed end. Don't roll it too tight, it can be quite loose. Fix at one end with a rubber band.
Take your washcloth or bib and wrap it half way round your pampers. If you have diapers with something printed on, make sure the part of the diaper where there is no pattern is on the front (where the face will be later on). Fold the washcloth half way up, turn the nappy around and fix with a slim ribbon.
Remove the rubber band. Take your sock and fold the rim - if necessary fold it several times. Then put it over the top of your diaper just like a hat. Take another piece of ribbon (the same kind as for the body or also a second one for more variety) and tie it around so the hat looks like a jelly bag hat.
Take a glue stick and attach the wobbly eyes and if you want to a chenille stem mouth, too.
Alternatively use felt pens to draw some eyes and a mouth. Some people think the sleeping version is so much cuter ;-) You can also make one with wobbly eyes and one sleeping...
Et voilà, your diaper doll is finished!
Place it on a nappy and this is a cute baby shower decoration idea!
Miniature babies made of diapers also make a cute gift for baby twins or multiples. You can make two boy babies or two girl babies or a girl and a boy baby. Either give the other sock as a separate addition or you can also place one sock over the other and use both socks for the hat.
- a whimsical baby shower decoration (as described above)
- making a cute nappy baby basket gift
- a little something so you do not come empty handed, for example when you go to hospital to see the new addition for the first time
- decorating your diaper cake or specialty baby gift basket
- to go with a baby gift card to pimp up your gift voucher
These are the bestseller at my online shop!
Gift basket for girl: a decorative box filled with diapers, then a burp cloth to cover and the pampers babies on top.
Make a cute and practical diaper dolls baby basket gift:
Buy a larger storage bin. That can be just a 'normal' storage basket -made of fabric or plastic - or a special nursery storage basket with a baby design. A storage bin always comes in handy, be it to keep baby stuff on the changing table or to store baby's toys. Collapsible storage baskets can be folded and conveniently put away when you do not need them.
Fill the bottom of the basket with plenty of diapers, a baby wipes pack, some baby clothes, etc. Place a burp cloth on top. Then lay your pampers babies on the cloth. You can also mingle them with litte cuddly baby toys, a cuddly musical toy, bath sponges, rubber duckies, etc.
Use clear gift foil wrap and lots of ribbons to perfectly decorate your diaper-babies gift basket.Cute nursery baskets to use for your diaper dolls gift basket.
Summer diaper babys:
This was a gift for a soon to be 2nd-time-mom from her baby swimming class of the 1st child. They took some diaperbabies in swim suits/bath clothing and then arranged them in a big, flat storage basket so it looked like a swimming pool. Creative and cute, eh?
Make a small welcome gift:
For a small basket gift, use 4 pampers babies made out of 2 pairs of socks, 4 diapers and 4 baby wash cloths. Take a lunch box container or a small basket / canvas box and place your diaper dolls in there so it just looks like a bed with 4 babies sleeping side by side. Something like this is always a cute addition to a baby gift certificate.
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