Tuesday, August 9, 2011
I'm sure you've seen the Diaper Cakes that everyone is making for baby showers and gifts. And while I love the diaper cakes, I wanted something a little different for a special friend who is expecting a baby girl. So, here is the Diaper Tricycle I made for her!
To make the Trike, I used a package of 50 diapers, two receiving blankets, two bibs, a pair of baby socks, a bottle, a baby washcloth, two diaper pins and some ribbon. Other items used were a toilet paper tube, a paper towel tube, rubber bands and some glue dots.
Start by dividing the diapers. I used 15 for each of the back tires and 20 for the front. Take the toilet paper tube and layer the diapers around it. Secure them with a rubber band.
Take the paper towel tube and repeat the process on one end. Wrap the washcloth around the tube and secure with a couple of rubber bands. Cover the rubber band holding the diapers together with ribbon and glue dots.
Wrap the other end with the remaining diapers. And cover the rubber band with ribbon.
Take one of the receiving blankets and roll lengthwise.
Add a bib to form the seat and the other bib to form the front fender. Bend the blanket ends down and back a little to resemble handlebars. Add a baby socks to each end of the blanket for the handlebar grips.
Add a bow around the rubber band on the handlebars and viola! You have a Diaper Tricycle! So, what do you think?
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