Looking for a unique baby shower gift that will WOW the mom-to-be?! My onesies wreath is an adorable DIY baby shower gift idea that is simple and easy to make. Learn how to create the perfect handmade baby shower gift with step-by-step directions and pictures to help you along the way.
I’m beyond excited to share with you an adorable and unique baby gift idea to surprise your family member, friend, coworker, or any other special pregnant woman in your life! It’s called a Onesies Wreath and you’ll be amazed at how easy it is to create. I feel like it makes a gift extra special when it’s actually made by the person who is giving it. I can say this from personal experience because everyone I have given this Onesies Wreath to has been so happy and grateful to receive one.
If you’ve been keeping up with me, you’ll know that I’ve been surrounded by everything baby. Babies have taken over my life recently. My cousin Chelsea has had two baby girls within the last two years, not to mention my best friend, Kristen is due with her second child in May.
My friend Tanya showed me how to make these wreaths years ago and I’ve been creating them ever since. I even made a wreath for Tanya when she was expecting her first baby girl. I’m so happy she taught me how to make them all those years ago because they are really something special. I’ve been “wowing” pregnant ladies with these creations ever since. Thanks so much, Tanya!
How do you make this adorable Onesies Wreath?
Supplies You’ll Need:
- Gift Tags – Print it from my free resource library. Get the password by filling out the form at the bottom of the post
- 14-inch styrofoam wreath
- Plastic wrap
- Package of long pearlized pins
- Cellophane gift bag
- Curly ribbon
- Two packages of newborn-sized onesies (preferably from the baby registry)
- Washcloths and/or Baby Socks (preferably from the baby registry)
- Additional small items to add to the wreath (examples Johnson and Johnson travel-sized items, pacifiers, bottle brush, formula holder, or any other small items from the baby registry)
I want to apologize in advance for the picture quality here. I put this wreath together at night and the quality suffered. I did have some pictures of another wreath I made during the daytime, so I tried to add those in where I could. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment below and I will get back with you.
I purchased my 14-inch styrofoam wreath at Joann Fabric. It’s important to pick the wreath with the flat surface and not the one that’s rounded all the way around. It looks like so.
The styrofoam tends to shed quite a bit. To avoid all the styrofoam getting stuck on your materials, you’ll want to take plastic wrap and completely cover the wreath. You simply wrap the plastic wrap around the entirety of the wreath.
The next step is to add the baby onesies to the wreath. You will need long pearlized pins and roughly two packages of newborn-sized baby onesies for this. When picking the onesies (and all the other materials), I do my best to get things off the baby registry because I know they are items the mommy-to-be has handpicked.
Begin by folding in the sleeves of the onesie. Weave the onesie underneath the wreath as pictured below.
Take two pins and secure the onesie in place.
Take the loose part of the onesie and wrap it around the wreath until the neckline of the onesie is now in the center of the wreath. Secure the onesie with two more long pins in the inner part of the wreath.
Continue this process all the way around the wreath until all the styrofoam is covered. A trick I’ve learned to make sure none of the styrofoam peeks through is to slightly overlap the onesies as you add them to the wreath. Here is the end result.
Once the wreath is covered in onesies, it’s time to start adding the embellishments. I like to start with a base of either a washcloth or pair of baby socks. In some cases, I’ve actually layered socks, a washcloth, and an additional item. I feel like it makes the wreath look more substantial that way. Ultimately though, be creative and let your own personality shine through.
For this example, I started with a blue washcloth. I added scotch tape to the back of the baby lotion and taped it to the washcloth to hold it in place. I then cut a piece of curly ribbon and tied it around both the washcloth and the baby lotion.
Cut off the extra ribbon and curl what’s left with a pair of scissors.
I suggest creating all your washcloth/baby sock bundles before adding them to the wreath. This allows you to play around with where you want to put each item on the wreath before actually securing them on. Note: I tend to end up with one larger item that’s too big to fit in a bundle. I like to take that item and hang it from the center of the wreath. You can see what I mean in both of my final products.
Once you have finished putting together all your bundles, and you know where you want to place them on the wreath, it’s time to secure them. Carefully flip over the washcloth/baby sock bundle and thread a long piece of ribbon through the piece that’s already in place. You will need a long enough length of ribbon to wrap all the way around the wreath.
Squeeze the ribbon as tightly as possible and tie it. Cut off any extra ribbon.
Continue adding all the additional bundles around the circumference of the circle. Remember to hang that larger item from the top of the wreath.
This is what it looks like when everything is secured. If you notice that anything is loose, feel free to add a little more tape to secure it. Also, add some additional long pins to hold down the washcloths or baby socks to make sure they won’t move. You can easily hide the pins under the different layers of the washcloth/baby socks. Here are two examples for you to see.
With everything completely secured and ready to go, it’s time to package up your wreath. I use clear cellophane gift bags for this.
Place the wreath in the bag and tie it up with some curly ribbon. You can use as little or as much ribbon as your tiny heart desires! I like to tape the corners of the cellophane bag to the back of the wreath so it “hugs” the wreath more. Don’t forget to cut out your gift tag and attach it to your wreath with ribbon. Remember, I made some for you already and they can be accessed in my free resource library.
Great Tip: I like to write on the back of the tag and let the mommy-to-be know all the items that went into making the Onesies Wreath. I also like to make a little note next to the items that were purchased from the baby registry so the mommy knows the items she personally picked out.
Straight adorableness! I mean truly, who wouldn’t want a beautiful handmade gift like this for their baby shower? Every mom I’ve made it for goes crazy over it. They love it so much they don’t want to take it apart. You literally have to give them permission to disassemble it. Are you inspired to make your own Onesies Wreath for someone you know? Please make sure to share your comments and pictures with me if you do! I can’t wait to see how cute it turns out.
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