Saturday, September 26, 2009

Diaper Straps!!!

I had to do this. It's the coolest thing, and since we have a little one still in diapers it only made sense for us to try it out! I love this. How simple is this, too, to make as a gift for someone. Sometimes you just want to make or give a small gift where you don't have a lot of money to spend, or don't know the person well enough to justify spending a whole lot. Or maybe it's for that family who probably has everything from their first/other children, but maybe you want to give them something to let them know you're celebrating the newest addition to their family. Whatever the reason, this little something is perfect- the diaper strap!

I found a blog, Calico, where Cally gives a simple tutorial on how to make this strap. It's incredibly easy and fast. I made about 4 in one hour, and possibly could do more next time. Cally makes the point that [these days] many moms and dads aren't carrying the bulky, typical diaper bags that used to be the norm. This diaper strap simplifies things. Also, if you are headed into a public restroom, mom or dad, you don't have to take the entire bag with you. In ours I have the little wipes container, 2 diapers and 1 disposable changing pad. Plenty of room left (based on length of velcro) to add more if we needed to.
So I made these 4 diaper straps with fabrics I already had in my stash, and the button embellishments are from my antique button jar. Leopard print, batik with leaves, boating, and polka dots. Would love to know what you think about this project! Also, if you're a parent of a child in diapers, or planning to become a parent soon, would you use one?

Hope you're having a fabulous weekend!

1 comment:

  1. I love that idea!! When I go somewhere and it's just me and the baby, I try to squeeze everything we'll both need into my purse so I don't have to carry a big diaper bag. I've been using a gallon size ziploc bag to keep diapers & wipes together.