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 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!