Diaper Bassinet Tutorial

It's been awhile since I have written a tutorial. I just may have forgotten how, but I will give it my best shot! :)
A long time ago I saw a photo of a Diaper Bassinet on Someday Crafts. The original didn't have a tutorial, but I thought it was such a cute idea that I wanted to give it a try.
Here is what I came up with:

Here is how you can make your own...
  • 12 diapers(I used size 3 because I had some in that size)
  • 1-2 large rubber bands
  • An old cereal box or some thin cardboard that you can bend a little
  • Ribbon or jumbo ric rac
  • A burp cloth or baby washcloth. I bought whatever was on the registry.
  • Clear Tape
Step 1. Take a stack of 10 diapers and rubber band them together. The folded end of the diaper is the foot of the bassinet.
Step 2: Cut your thin cardboard into a rectangle 4" x 7"

Step 3: Cut a strip 3" wide x by the whole length of the box. You can trim off any extra length later.
Step 4. Place your 4x7" rectangle inside a diaper.

Step 5. Fold the diaper back into shape and insert it at the front of the diaper stack. This is the headboard for the bassinet.
Step 6. Open another diaper up completely and insert your long strip of cardboard.
Step 7. If the cardboard hangs over the end of the diaper, trim off any excess. I trimmed the blue section in the photo below.
Step 8. Tuck the diaper into the rubber band on each side. This is the canopy of the bassinet.
Step 9. Now it is time to embellish! Fold up your burp cloth/wash cloth for the bassinet bedding. I rolled one end up to make a "pillow."
Step 10. Tuck your ric rac/ribbon into the rubber band and lay it across the top of the bassinet. Tuck the ric rac into the opposite side of the bassinet and cut any excess. Wrap the ric rac around the bassinet to cover the rubber band. I secured the ric rac with clear tape at the back.

Now you are done! I didn't get too frilly with this boy bassinet, but you could go all out if you wanted too.
I hope you enjoy and please let me know if you have any questions! Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...


  1. Adorable as always! You made it look easy!

  2. Oh, this is so cute! I'll have to try it for a girlfriend's baby shower I'll be throwing in a couple months. I found you via Sugar Bee Crafts and thank you so much for the inspiration!

  3. Came across your tutorial on the Blue Cricket Linky, so clever!

  4. So cute. No baby showers in my near future, but I'm going to stow this away for later use.

  5. I love this and I found it just in time! I'm giving my cousin a baby shower later this summer. Thanks for posting the idea.

  6. Great idea and just the thing I was looking for!

  7. Thanks for the tutorial - that is great! Saw you on a crafty soiree, now google and facebook following you, Karima x

  8. So cute! I am hosting a baby shower next month so I saved your tutorial for it. =)

  9. Thanks for this tutorial! I'm doing a baby shower soon and will have to try this! It's adorable! Dropping in from Hoo's Got Talent.

  10. This is SO cute! Nice to see something different than the diaper cake. Found you from Fingerprints on the Fridge. :)

  11. I've never seen these before. What a creative idea! I just got done doing a baby shower, but will definitely remember these for decorations for the next. Nice alternative to the diaper cake!


  12. That is so cute. I made a three tier diaper cake for a friends baby shower and this would have been cute to make and put on some of the other tables. Great tutorial!

  13. This is just too adorable!!!! Next time there is a baby shower, I am soo making one! Pinning it :)

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  14. This is so totally awesome! I am adding this to my list of baby shower ideas! Thanks for the great tutorial :-)

  15. LOVE it and SO fun!! GREAT tutorial!!

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  16. Wonderful ideas for a baby shower! Just wish I could turn the clock back six months!

  17. Thanks for posting the directions! What a great baby shower gift idea!

  18. Absolutely Adorbale! What I great gift other than al diaper cake!

    Would love to see you link up to Calling All Crafters!

  19. That is so clever!! I would love it if you would link up to my Tuesday Confessional link party going on now: http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2011/06/tuesday-confessional-link-party.html. I hope to see you soon!

  20. What an awesome idea! I am going to put this on my project list to make the next time I am invited to a baby shower.

    Thanks for sharing the tutorial with us:)

  21. Just, and I mean just, finished one a few minutes ago. One tip, the 4x7 peice of cardboard needs to be adjusted depending on the size of the diaper. I used size ones and had to cut it down to at least 3x6 (I didn't measure after I started trimming).

  22. Just found this via Pininterest....have shared it on my Facebook wall....such a great idea, I love how it's different from a diaper cake....thank you so much for sharing the tutorial with us all. Hugs Naomi

  23. There are many styles of baby bassinets available, making it hard sometimes to choose the right bassinet for you and your infant.

  24. This was great. I made a couple of them for my friend's shower and everyone loved them. Thank you so much for sharing the tutorial. You Rock!!!

  25. I actually think I could make this. I can't wait for someone to have a baby. Anybody?!

  26. This is so awesome and it looks like something I can actually do. I am going to pin it and try it.

  27. This is so cute! I wanted to make one of these for my older sister when she had her first earlier this year but had no idea where to start. Now that I know what to do, I'm ready for her to have another baby! ;-)

  28. This one is just too cute! Thank you for the baby shower gift idea! Perfect for the two showers I am hosting at the beginning of next year!

  29. This is really cute! I love it! Usually you see diaper cakes but I think that this in my first bassinet! I'm definitely pinning this for the next friend that has a baby! Thanks for the tutorial!

  30. ive got 2 baby showers next month for my 2 new grandbabies on the way,,this would be awesome to make to take,thanks

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