Back in the fall I helped my mom throw a baby shower for my sister-in-law. Well, I guess I should start with something from a few years back. When Banjo was a baby he spit up a lot. It was seriously out of control. Thank goodness for hardwood floors! One thing that I learned fast was when it came to burp cloths the prefold cloth diapers made the best ones. My mother-in-law sent me a tonof prefolds that she embellished with printed grosgrain ribbon. Perfectly absorbed and perfectly cute! So going back to the fall when I helped with the baby shower for my SIL… I knew that I wanted to make her some burp cloths using prefolds. I also knew that I wanted to make them look cute for presentation and using my favorite among favorites… FABRIC! So I created some burp cloths that incorporated all of the above!
In addition to the prefold cloth diapers and fabric I used these supplies:
– corrugated scalloped bulletin board border
– thin ribbon
– decorative long pins
– rubber bands
I started by cutting a piece of fabric slightly larger than the center of the prefold diaper. Then ironed the edges of the fabric in to make the seam creased for attaching to the prefold.
Using pins to secure fabric down the center of the prefold:
Sewed around the fabric edge:
The finished burp cloths:
Ready for creating a cupcake…
First, fold the thin part of the diaper in on the fabric (or under if you would like the fabric to show in a swirl at the top of the cupcake):
Then fold in half (long ways) again:
Roll up like you would a sleeping bag:
Secure with a rubber band:
Cover around rubber band with the corrugated boarder:
Add on a felt flower with the long pin in the center:
Tie around a ribbon:
Voila! A Cupcake Burp Cloth!
If you choose to fold the burp cloth with the fabric showing then you will get the swirl effect for the “icing”.
These were fun to make and worked great for decorations on the cake table!
Oh and I linked up this crafty project at these crafty sites here: http://thediyshowoff.blogspot.com/