This cute little project is the perfect answer to those who need a gift for a Daddy to be.
Take it along to your next Baby Shower and watch how all the girls have a good giggle at it. Or perhaps as a gag gift for the new daddy when you visit at the hospital.
Just think how excited Dad will be to get a gift that is targeted at him and not just that sweet little baby or the new mum.
It is a Daddy Diaper kit and comes with all the essentials needed for that first precious diaper change attempted by “Daddy”! You can add anything you like to it but read on further to see what I have done.
There is even a little something for the new Mummy too.
I had so much fun getting it all together and making it. I know you will too. Now let’s get started.
You will need:
- Kelleigh Ratzlaff’s Gable box Templates
- Premade Diaper Card - Kelleigh’s Baby Themed Card Templates
- Double Sided Tape
- Scissors or Craft Knife
- Ruler and Scoring Tool
- Baby Themed Kit to Make up Templates
Make up the small gable box as per the instructions. I have used the cutest Baby Days kit from Mira Designs at The Digi Chick.
Knowing that I needed a larger box, to fit everything in, I cut Kelleigh’s larger template “in half” in my digital program. Then dragged and dropped both of the sides onto an A4 size layout. This is the size my printer prints. Then I dragged it out to fit as much as possible avoiding the edges so not to chop them off when printing. Then pretty up the template with your favourite baby kit.
While I had the template open I pulled the diaper template into the same layout and resized it to make sure the card would fit on the front of the box. That’s the pink bit you can see in the image below. You’ll see why in a bit. Make up the diaper card at this stage. Mine is a double sided card with the two sides stuck back to back as I wanted some design on the inside.
After printing them out I have used my ScorBug to give the cardstock some cute little bumps, then scored with the Scor Pal tool. You can use an embossing tool and a ruler instead.
Now before you use tape or glue to assemble the box you can stitch the diaper card to one main side of the gable box. I used my sewing machine for this part. I wanted to give it a bit more of a realistic look and felt the stitching helped. You could hand stitch it on – or glue it if you don’t feel like stitching.
Then stick the whole box together. Add some ribbon ready to tie the top together. Then embellish a little more. For instance I stuck a label on the little box to make a Mummy Stress Relief kit out of that one. To give it some dimension to the label I embossed the edges of the small digital tag.
I couldn’t resist the Rattle card that comes with Kelleigh’s Baby Themed cards and made one of them up for my “to/ from” card and tucked it into the diaper. Inked the edges for a nice finish.
Now comes the fun part. Putting in everything you need for that diapering job. I found a cute little poem on the internet which I have used inside the diaper. You can find it here at Craftysayings.
I have included in the Daddy Diaper kit…
- Some Newborn diapers.
- Baby Wipes
- Tongs – wouldn’t want Dad to touch anything nasty.
- Gloves – to keep those hand soft and supple…LOL
- Peg – for the nose.
- Baby Powder – so everyone smells sweet.
For the new Mummy the little box is full of chocolates. You could include anything else you want in the Daddy diaper kit – even some chocolates too.
Here are a couple more views.
Rattle Card Tucked into the Diaper. You can just see the stitching on the diaper.
Here is a view of the diaper card open with the funny little poem telling Daddy how to change the diaper.
Fill the box up with all the goodies, tie the ribbon closed and give it away!
That’s the best part of all – giving it away. I love to give things away and today is no exception. You could win one $5 coupon card from the very generous Kelleigh of Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs at The DigiChick which I will randomly draw at the end of our Baby Shower week.
Just leave a comment here for one chance to win. If you would like to give yourself more of a chance then leave us a link to your twitter, blog post, or facebook comment linking up to this post telling everyone about the Daddy Diaper kit.
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