Monday, March 15, 2010

Diaper Doll

want to make one of these?

supplies: 20 newborn or size 1 diapers
white curling ribbon (i used red to show you better)
bamboo skewers (optional)
whatever you want to dress your baby in (pants, onsie, pacifier, bottle, hat, whatever you want!)
take 6 diapers and roll them up and tape them. you can also use a rubberband if you want.
set 4 rolls aside, they are the arms and legs. take 1 of the remaining rolls and wrap 9 more diapers around it, use tape to secure it. this will be the body, 10 diapers total.
once all 10 diapers are on, wrap a piece of curling ribbon around it to make sure it's really secure. don't tie too tight or you'll smoosh the body and it won't be round anymore.

on the remaining roll, wrap 5 more diapers around it to make a total of 6 diapers. and again, secure it with curling ribbon.

stack the body and head on top of one another and wrap another piece of curling ribbon around both parts to secure. then dress your doll.

slide the 4 diaper rolls that you set aside at the beginning into each of the pant legs and arms (1 in each). if you're having a problem with them staying in the pant legs, you can tape the diaper around a bamboo skewer, and then slide it into the pants and stick between the layers of diapers.

here are some fun things to do with diapers...

diaper bear
diaper doll
diaper wreath
diaper cake


Melissa said...

How ADORABLE! I want to make these for my daughter's baby shower. Please tell me how. I love them!

Jessica Hills said...

That is so creative! Kinda like the cake idea...Come stop by my Favorite Things Friday party if you would like to join in!

fawnda said...

I love this! So cute! I am making one if I have throw another baby shower! : )

Angie - said...

Love it! Come link at my party: Thursday's Treasures!!

Maridith said...

Now that is a great twist on the diaper cake! Great job!!

I wanted to invite you to my first blog party on March 20th. I am hosting a "Gifts from the Heart Challenge" Where you show off your homemade gifts you have given people.

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

I've never seen this! So fun and totally cute! Love it!

Lori said...

Very creative!

Thanks for joining Get Your Craft On Thursday at Life As Lori... Please join me next week for another great party!

fawnda said...

I just wanted to let you know that I am featureing you today at:

Sherry said...

That is a really cute idea. Don't you just love baby showers!
Win Rachael Ray bake ware at my blog.

Andy Porter said...

That's hilarious!! I love the bink stinking out of it's face. Lol. I love it! Thanks for linking to Creative Cats this last week!

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Jenn said...

I think that first one is the one you gave me? It was SO cute. And (yes, I'm this weird) it was a nice size to cuddle and imagine that my real baby would be there soon. LOL!