A new baby brings so much excitement to a home! When a baby is joining older brothers and sisters, sometimes the excitement of a baby shower doesn’t happen. Sure, the new thing to do is to throw a Sprinkle for a mama-to-be. But often times, a mother of a new baby with older kids doesn’t have a Sprinkle thrown for her. We made this DIY New Baby Wreath that would be the perfect gift for a baby shower or a baby that is not the first one in the house! Make this wreath for a friend that might need a few new items that get used. A baby is new to the world and new to a house. A little something new for the baby and mama will bring a smile to a friend’s face!
New Baby Gift Wreath
We have a friend who recently had her FOURTH baby girl. What a special bunch of sisters those girls will grow up to be! Having two other sisters myself (the AUNTS behind this blog!), I know how much fun it is to grow up in a house full of girls. My friend has all of the baby essentials by now. But with this special and sweet little baby, I wanted to give her a gift that would make her smile: something a little different and a re-stock of some things that might be needed by the time a fourth baby arrives in the house!
We went shopping and picked up a few Disney Baby items. My three year old is friends with some of the older girls in this family, so she had fun picking out items to add to our DIY Baby Wreath. We chose from the Disney Baby line:
Nail clippers and nail files
You’ll also need: wreath frame, glue dots, clear plastic zip ties.
To make our wreath, we wrapped a fitted sheet in a fun pattern around a wire wreath frame. Use plastic zip ties to secure the sheet.
Next, start adding the baby essentials to the wreath! We used glue dots for some items and the clear plastic zip ties for other items.
You can create roses from baby socks very easily. These will really add to the wreath and are a fun touch.
How to Make Roses with Baby Socks:
To make roses using baby socks, simple roll up a sock. You only need one sock to make a rose, depending on the thickness of the sock.
1. Start at the toe and roll up to the ankle opening of the sock.
2. Grasp the ankle opening and wrap it around the bottom of the roll, much like you would flip socks when you are folding socks together.
3. Separate the rolled part slightly to arrange the rolled parts to look like a rose.
Then attach to the wreath! We used a glue dot to secure the socks in place on the wreath.
Use a rubber band or hair tie to create a bow from bibs. Simply scrunch up several bibs and secure in the center. Position on the wreath and secure from the back of the bow with a zip tie.
What do you think? Do you know a mom-to-be (or a mom-AGAIN-to-be) who might love a Disney Baby Welcome Baby Wreath?
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