8.12.2008

How to embellish a baby wipe case

Just because I no longer have babies (unless a 35 month-old counts as a baby - I like to think so), does not mean that I no longer need baby wipes. Especially when we are out of the house. Messes at restaurants or in the car are all manageable with baby wipes on hand. So, when I saw that my sister-in-law had the most adorable case ever, I decided that I needed to make one for myself. 

All that I needed was fabric, coordinating ribbon and flower embellishment, a travel wipe case, hot glue, and double sided tape.


To begin, I traced around the case.


Then I cut it out, leaving a little extra fabric to extend down the sides of the case. Using double sided tape I adhered the fabric, making sure that it was tacked down everywhere.  


Once again, a scrapbooking brad has beautified my project even further. I simply stuck it through the center of the flower and pushed it through the fabric. 


To finish off the edges, I hot glued my coordinating ribbon down. This picture shows my original botched version - the problem was that I got a ribbon that was too wide, and it didn't work well on the corners. As you can see on the last picture, I revised my project with a narrower ribbon, making it was easier to adhere and prettier to look at. 


Oh, and in case you are unaware - hot glue can burn you. Which is perhaps part of the reason why I stashed this unfinished project away for a while; annoying ribbon I can deal with, blistering skin for the sake of cute baby wipes, I cannot. 
  
 
One project down, four more to go.

15 comments:

Jenny said...

YEEHAW! I am so proud!

Madison Envy said...

I think these are so cute, I just might have to make one!!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

YAY! It looks so great! You've got it down!

celesteb said...

Very Cute. I will have to pull out all of my old wipe cases and give it a try!! Probably won't look as cute as yours!!

Songbirdtiff said...

I burn myself every single time I use my hot glue gun. It won't stop me. :)

Carmell said...

CUTE!
i have seen these over the years... said i was gonna make one... have had 5 children... never made one.

Tausha said...

too cute. I am with you on the whole wipes even though there are no children under the age of 4.

Emily said...

Someone gave me the most adorable black toile one when I had Kendall. It also has red ribbon and silver charms. SO Cute. I thought about making one for about five minutes.

Cassie said...

This is great Thanks so much for the tutorial. I have several of these lying around the house and now I'm going to have to make them look pretty!

Mikki said...

Turned out great. way to go. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with the rest of your "mistakes".
Also, I love the idea. I hadn't seen that before.

Krista said...

Looks good girl . . . a lot like mine, just different colors! Can't wait to see what's next . . . =)

Prim Lover/Farmgirl Dreamer said...

Wow what an awesome idea.... this can be used on almost anything, thanks for sharing!

sweetpea said...

These are fun to make! I have never embellished though, for fear that it would be ruined after the first few times taking it in and out of the diaper bag. You'll have to let us know how it holds up!

Jennifer said...

Very cute - love your blog!!!

Astrid said...

CLEVER! I always thought those containers had potential...now I can see that they do! :)