Sunday, May 11, 2014

guitar diaper cake for baby Jack

Sometimes I get a wild hair to do something crafty I've seen on Pinterest.  Like making a guitar out of diapers and blankets. :o) 

I looove doing creative stuff for the really special people in my life. 

When I came across this one, I knew it'd be great for my friend Lindsay's baby shower that was comin up. 

She's actually birthing her baby today, on Mother's Day, which is extra cool since this is her first kid and her first Mother's Day as a mom. 

Anyway, like I said, I saw it on Pinterest and of course went to Google to search for the instructions. Came across a detailed vid on youtube that hooked me up. diaper cake DIY vid

I saw another one somewhere so I jazzed mine up a bit differently than the youtuber. 

I decided the strings were a must. I mean, really. Cmon now.

I ended up having to wrap the dark brown fabric around a piece of cardboard to make it sturdy enough to hold the gold brads. A little more work, but worth it. 

By the way, the brown fabric was like $1 in the clearance bin in the fabric department at Walmart. 

The polka dot ribbon had a dual purpose - flipped over it was perfect for going around the side of the guitar. . . sans the dotty beauty

And then it finished off the neck of the guitar perfectly with the polka dots showing in all their dotty splendor! 

And that, my friends, is a little DIY baby gift that I enjoyed giving away. 

I hope Lindsay unwraps it all and keeps Jack warm and cozy in those little blankets. And uses the diapers for... well, you know. 

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