Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Homemade Nana

While we were busy creating homemade baby gifts for our friend, we weren't the only ones! Our mom (known as "Nana" to her grandsons) was crafting up a storm as well!

We knew about making diaper cakes, but wanted to try doing something different. We decided to make a diaper wreath instead and handed the project over to our mom! She cut out a circle out of firm cardboard and then wrapped diapers around it, tying them with colorful pieces of ribbon. She then added a cute stuffed animal to finish it off! Adorable, right?

The next crafty project our mom tackled was making a bouquet of "roses" out of baby socks! For one rose, you need:

  • 1 Newborn sock

  • Florist wire

  • Florist tape

  • Silk leaves (optional - she used leaves from old silk flower stem.)

Starting at the toe of the sock, roll it up until you reach the heel or a little beyond, then flip the cuff of the sock over and around the rolled portion to enclose it. The rolled part becomes the center of the rose, and the cuff becomes the outside of the rose. Roll tighter, you have a bud, roll looser and less even and you have full rose. Next, cut a piece of florist wire and insert it through the bottom of the rose. Try to push it through all off the layers so the rose won't come apart.Then twist the two wire ends around each other until you have one piece. This becomes your stem.

Now starting at the top of the wire/sock area, wrap the bottom of the sock and continue down the wire keeping tension by holding the tape roll and pulling as you wrap. As you wrap down the stem with floral tape, add silk leaves along the way.
Stop wrapping when you reach the bottom of the wire. You can wrap several roses together for a corsage or for decorating your diaper cake (or wreath!), or make a bunch for a bouquet.

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  1. Love the diaper wreath! Are those cloth diapers? Too cute!

    Also? Love the look of your blog. Great design!

  2. Hi Rae Ann! Nope, those are Target brand disposable diapers - cute, right??

    Thank you for your kind words! And thank you for reading our little blog!