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Boats. Flags. Fish. It’s a boy! If you are looking for boy baby shower theme ideas, nautical themed is a perfect DIY project for you.  

Summer is going to share with us a simple DIY “Ahoy, it’s a boy!” AKA “Diaper” lifesaver for her friend’s baby shower. This lifesaver can make any party more fun!

Items Needed:
Diapers (I used 42)
Scissors
Sewing needle
Stapler, Super Glue, or Hot Glue Gun
Cardboard (2 boards)
Thin red yarn
Thick red ribbon
Decorative White Rope

Step One:

Roll up one diaper and tie it with the red yarn. Leave extra length on the knot (about 6 inches). Then roll up another diaper, and using the extra length from the previous knot, tie the two diapers together. Do this with all of the diapers. Place the groups of two diapers around in a circle, pretty side up, and keep adding groups until you reach your desired shape.

 

Step Two:

Slide one of the boards under your ring of diapers, and place the other board on top. Then flip the diapers so that the underside (less pretty side) is facing up.

Step Three:

Using the sewing needle and red yarn, weave in and out of the groups of two diapers, connecting them. This will make the diaper ring nice and snug.

Step Four:

Trace the diaper ring onto the cardboard and cut along the lines you made. This will be the backing to your life preserver.

Step Five:

Place the cardboard backing on top of your diaper ring. Sew the diaper ring onto the cardboard, making sure not to puncture the diapers.

Step Six:

Once the diaper ring is fastened to the cardboard backing, flip it over so that the pretty side is now facing up. Add the finishing touches by gluing on the ribbon and rope.

Image Source: Kristen Lisa Photography

 

Written by — April 18, 2014

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