So I was looking on Pinterest for a gift idea for my little sister’s baby shower.
I stumbled across this picture and was thrilled! My little sister is expecting a girl and naming her Rose.
What could be more perfect than a diaper bouquet of “roses” for a little baby named Rose?!?
Here is what I did to re-create the diaper bouquet . . .
What you will need:
- About 75 newborn diapers (or any size, but you will need a bigger vase to make it look proportional)
- About 38 wood dowels
- About 75 little clear elastics
- About 16-1/2 yards of Ribbon (I only used 10 yards and just put it on some of the diapers)
- Foam Ball (mine was 6″, but it all depends on what size will fit on top of the vase without falling in the vase)
- Vase Stuffers (I used baby lotion, baby wash, baby powder, butt paste)
- Decorative Ribbon
What to do:
– – First, cut all the dowels in half. – –
Then . . .
Grab 1 diaper, dowel, and elastic for each rose.
Open the diaper and place dowel as I have in the picture below.
Close the diaper and begin rolling the diaper around the dowel.
Hold the diaper with one hand as you open the elastic.
Place elastic around the diaper about 2/3 the way down.
This is the top view of the rolled diaper.
Cut a piece of ribbon and tie around where the elastic is.
I think I cut my ribbon 8″
As mentioned above, I only tied ribbon around about 1/2 of the diapers because I didn’t buy enough ribbon at the time. So if you are short ribbon don’t worry it will look great and no one will notice!
After all the diapers are rolled you can begin sticking them in the foam ball.
Place the foam ball on the top of the vase.
Stick in 4 roses so that the foam ball won’t move around while on the vase.
Now begin filling in, as I have done, around the top of the vase.
After the top of the vase is filled in, to secure the foam ball from moving, stick a rose in the top of the foam ball. Begin filling in around it and work down the foam ball.
(Try to only stick the rose in when you are sure on the location or else your foam ball will end up with too many holes and the roses won’t stay in the foam very well.)
Once you have filled all empty spaces it will look like this.
Lift up the foam ball carefully and place in the vase stuffers. Place foam ball back on the vase.
Tie a decorative ribbon around the vase. Note: Here is how to tie a bow perfectly.
Now you are ready to wow everyone at the baby shower with your diaper bouquet!