With so many lovelies coming here to my blog (pinch, pinch) to learn how to make this creation for baby shower gifts, I felt the need to redo the diaper cradle bassinet carriage (whatever you want to call it) how-to AGAIN. Hopefully, this is much more helpful because I actually took step-by-step pictures.
Roll four diapers and rubber band them together.
Place the four rolled diapers on top of the back of the stacked diapers.
To make the skirt ruffle, use wide-set straight stitches and pull until it gathers up. (This is not my lap by the way, it is my sister Jena's who is the one who made this.)
Make a knot with a loop at the end of the string.
|This is what the gathered skirt should look like so far.|
Tie the two ends of the skirt together tightly. I do not use hot glue because you want the recipient of your gift to be able to use the diapers. That is sort of the point, right?
To cover the top, we used a 4 inch wide by 18 inch long piece of fabric wrapped across the top and tucked into the skirt.
Hot glue ribbon onto fabric (this will not touch the diapers.) For this one, we used two layers of ribbon.
You may need an extra hand for this part because this ribbon is the tightest part and holds everything together. Make sure the ruffle is exactly how you want it. Wrap ribbon around the skirt.
Hot glue just the seams together in back. This way you do not get glue on the diapers.
Glue a knot or bow on top and on the front and congratulate a new or expecting mom! I made this one for a friend at work. Welcome Baby Jackson!! Can't wait to see your face!
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To make your own you need:
package of diapers (I did not use newborn.)
needle and thread
hot glue and gun