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Make Diaper Baby Shower Invitations

diaper baby shower invitationsThese diaper baby shower invitations are so cute and easy to make. I have included a printable template to use in creating the diaper shape. You can print out our PDF template onto the back of some decorative paper or colored cardstock and cut the diapers out by hand. Or you can purchase our SVG file to use with your personal die cutting machine.

These invitations are so adorable and have so much potential for creativity! Instead of adding a tag as I did on the invitation shown, you could attach stickers just below the diaper pin. You could tie a little bow with some satin ribbon onto the diaper pin. You could even add beads to the pin, or glitter the diaper pin closure! Or how about cutting out the diapers with some scallop edge birder scissors for a cute "lacey" edge. Experiment with different colors, patterns, and textured papers. Get creative and have fun with it!

Tools used to make diaper baby shower invitations

  • 8 1/2 by 11" cardstock or decorative paper
  • 8 1/2" by 11" plain white cardstock
  • 1/8" hole punch
  • diaper pins
  • (optional) small tags and string, stickers, rubber stamps, embellishments (your choice)

    Step One: A good way to start creating your diaper baby shower invitations is to create the insert to the invitation. To create the insert piece that goes inside of the actual "diaper" I used 8 1/2" by 11" cardstock which I cut into quarters.
    There are a few ways you could go about tackling this step. If you are going to print the wording onto your invitations then I suggest setting the wording up four to a page, printing them, and then cutting the paper into quarters either by hand with a guillotine or sliding blade paper cutter. Or you could even cut the paper into quarters ahead of time, and then print onto the smaller sheets. Just make sure and change the document size to 4 1/4" by 5 1/2".
    Another simple and easy way to create the insert would be to simply use a rubber stamp with the "Who, where. date, time, RSVP, etc..." wording to stamp onto the inserts. Then just fill in the details with a colored calligraphy pen to add a bit of style.

    Step Two: Create the paper "diaper" using our printable template. I provided two different templates for creating these diaper baby shower invitations. The first is a simple PDF to print out. You could print it onto the back of some 8 1/2" by 11" decorative paper or colored cardstock. Use the guidelines to cut the diaper out by hand.
    I also created a SVG file for any die cutting and/or Sure Cuts Alot users to utilize. You can simply import the SVG file into Sure Cuts Alot and have your machine cut out all of the diaper shaped paper for you! Or import the file to your Sillhouette Studio. To download the file - diaper baby shower invitations templates.

    Step Three: Fold the Diaper papers around your invitation inserts. First fold the diaper in half vertically by bringing the bottom edge to meet with the top. One you have placed this crease open the paper and place the invitation insert into the diaper. Center it into the middle. Now fold the flaps on the left and right in towards the middle. Use a little adhesive, such as permanent glue runner or glue dots, just under each flap to keep it in place.

    Step Four: Punch two small holes just inside of the closed flaps.You may want to measure and place dots with a pencil to make sure all invitations have uniform holes. Insert a diaper pin through the holes and then close it to attach it to the front of the invitation. It will have the appearance of holding the diaper shut.

    Step Five: Embellish! For my invitations I created a small tag using white card stock and my Cricut Expression machine. You could also buy a tag shaped paper punch, or buy tags that are already cut. My tags are 1 1/2" long.
    I then used a rubber stamp to stamp the words "It's a Boy" onto the tag along with a small heart. I colored in the heart with some art markers I had lying around.
    You could use any kind of rubber stamp or even stickers to make the same kind of decoration. I then used some string to tie the ribbon onto the diaper pin. I held the tag firmly in place with a glue dot.

    More ideas and tips to make your own diaper baby shower invitations...

    * Switch up the decorative paper themes and embellishments to change this invitation to match any baby shower theme or color scheme.

    * Forgo the tag decoration and get creative! Add a decorative sticker placed right onto the diaper. Or even simply tie a small bow with some fancy ribbon onto the diaper pin.

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