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diaper trike

yeah, i know, these are really just as popular as diaper cakes, but hey i’ve never made either so back off!  i checked out how to make one of these online but ultimately i just ended up making it based on what it looked like.  at any rate, it was definitely super easy and fun!  here’s how i did it:

supplies – 50 diapers (15 each for back wheels, 20 for front wheel), 2 receiving blankets, 2 pairs of socks, 1 bottle, 2 spools of ribbon, 1 bib, 1 burp cloth, rubber bands, safety pins

make wheels.  i kind of experimented with this step, and ultimately found that if you kind of lay the diapers out in a line and roll them, then strap a rubber band around it you can add a few more diapers easily.  this was the hardest part to take pictures of since i didn’t have a buddy.  😀

use a toilet paper roll to help keep the wheel together

roll and squeeze, repeat. don't get frustrated

wrap a rubber band around the wheel, and remove the toilet paper holder

repeat twice to make 3 wheels. smile, the hardest part is done!

wrap and pin ribbon around the wheels. i used a safety pin to hold it tight

thread the 2nd receiving blanket through the back two wheels

place the bib on top and snap it through the front wheel

you have to hold the bottle in place, while bringing up both ends of the receiving blanket that is threaded through the front wheel.  then just take a rubber band and wrap it around both ends.  i made it real tight so it holds the bottle on securely.  the ends of the blanket will fall back, and i adjusted the socks to look like handlebars.  cute!

back view

add a bow to cover up the rubber bands and DONE!

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5 thoughts on “diaper trike

  1. sedwards515 on said:

    that is adorable! and…um…er…i have never heard of a diaper trike before! also curious about that bib and burp cloth – did you do that???

    • no, i am ashamed to say i bought it on etsy. it was a moment of weakness, i was in a hurry and it didn’t look like i’d have any time for sewing before the shower…but low and behold the baby came early, the shower was canceled until further notice and i had more than enough time. i am actually kicking myself now because i could have easily made this for a fraction of what i paid, including running it down to the embroidery place…oh well. the monkey faces on both the bib and burp cloth are just patches, you could buy one and stitch it on, no sweat. lesson learned.

  2. now that i already dropped this off, i’m realizing i should have put the bottle backwards. it definitely looks funny. oh well, next time! i do still have diapers left over, so if any of you have a boy soon guess what you’re getting?!

  3. i have never seen those before either, but super cute! great job!

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