Saturday, August 25, 2012

Wipe Container Makeover

Anything that can make diaper changing more
enjoyable or "fun" for both me and my stinker is great.
I was tired of looking at our not-so-lovely wipe containers,
so I decided to put some extra fabric to good use.
I purchased a bulk box of wipe containers on I paid $16 for eight wipe containers using their Subscribe & Save option. Two dollars per container and they were at my house in two days.
I'd say that's a win-win!
(The price may have gone up or down since I purchased mine) I knew I wanted to decorate a few for myself and give some away, so the bulk concept was perfect. We use cloth wipes and fortunately, they fit perfectly in a disposable wipe container.
Here are the materials that you will
 need to cover your wipe container:
*Fabric of your choice
*Mod Podge
*Sponge Brush
Start by cutting a big chunk of your fabric into a long rectangle. You won't need tons of fabric, so starting with a nice sized piece will leave you with plenty. (Sorry, I don't have exact measurements for the fabric used in this craft; I just eyeballed it.) If you are buying by the yard, I would get one yard so you have the option to make a few.  
Line the edge of your fabric up to the top of the container, tucked underneath the lip of the lid. Next, cut the fabric a couple of inches below the bottom of the container.
Use the Mod Podge and the sponge brush to coat the container as you go. smooth the fabric around the container and add Mod Podge along the way. I started in the back so that the front didn't show the overlap of fabric.  
Start at one corner, fold down the fabric, and
glue to the bottom of the container. 
Cut a small rectangle of fabric
to fit over the open space.
*Let the bottom dry before doing the next step
or it will stick to whatever you put it on.*
Cut another small piece and fit it over the top of your container. Trace along the flip-top part of the lid.
Cut around your trace and glue to the top.
 Here are a few others we have around the house.
 Our decorated wipe containers make our changing stations look so much cuter and personal! Try looking for fabrics that match your nursery or changing area. It also might be fun to find a print with movie characters or your child's favorite colors, and have him or her help you decorate your containers. This might encourage  your little one to sit still during changes.

Check out my post All About Cloth Wipes!
Let me know if you have any questions!

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