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DIY Baby Wipes Container Craft to Match Nursery Decor

DIY baby wipes container craft

This DIY baby wipes container craft will put the finishing touch on your nursery decor. My baby wipes box has become a fixture on Elise’s shelf so I thought why not make it extra pretty? So I decided customize it by covering it with fabric. Here’s what the baby wipes pop-up container tub looked like before:

Baby wipes container

Not too bad but I wanted something more custom. So I grabbed some leftover Anna Maria Horner fabric from Elise’s drapes and a bottle of Mod Podge to cover and decorate my baby wipes container in fabric so it would coordinate with the rest of the room.

I decoupaged the fabric on to seal it up – have never done it before but I remember my mom using Mod Podge left and right when I was little. It was actually super easy to do and you can finish it under a couple hours including drying time.

DIY baby wipes container craft

Here are the drapes behind baby Elise in a cute little outfit that my friend Jennie sent to use. I love how the wipes box coordinates with her room now. My friend Kim came over to snap some super girly photos of my little girl…

Elise in a rocking chair photo by Kim Postma

Photo by Kim Postma


Elise in a rocking chair

Photo by Kim Postma


Elise

Photo by Kim Postma


Supplies for making a DIY Baby Wipes Container Craft to Match Nursery Decor:

How to make a DIY baby wipes container craft to match nursery decor:

1. Assemble the DIY baby wipes container craft pattern

Print and cut out Kathy’s free pattern for covering a Huggies Sensitive Wipes plastic popup tub (PDF). The free pattern is on multiple pages so cut them out and tape them together to make one pattern. Give it a test to see if it will fit your container and if not, you can always make your own pattern.

2. Line the wipes box (optional)

My fabric was thin enough that I could see the label through it so I decided to line my box using my favorite “secret” interfacing – blackout drapery lining. This will give you a completely blank slate to cover with your fabric.

Marking pattern onto fabric

Place the PDF pattern onto the blackout drapery lining. Trace around it using a disappearing fabric ink pen. Cut out and set aside. As you can see, mine was pretty wrinkled so I ironed it a bit as well.

Cutting fabric with scissors

3. Cut fabric

First, iron your fabric – I recommend using spray sizing to make it extra crisp.

Marking pattern onto fabric

Place the PDF pattern on your fabric, making sure any pattern (like my flowers) is centered. Trace around the template using a disappearing fabric pen. Cut it out using good fabric scissors and set aside.

Cutting fabric with scissors

4. Decoupage and sand

I got some great Mod Podge tips from J Caroline (via howaboutorange). Worth a read before you get started if you’re new to decoupaging with fabric.

Brushing Mod Podge onto baby wipes box

Apply a thin coat of Mod Podge onto the front and two sides of of your Huggies wipes tub container (hold off on the back for now).

DIY baby wipes container craft

If you’re using blackout drapery lining, place the lining on the front and smooth, working your way across each side. Try really hard not to stretch your fabric as you adhere it to the container; otherwise, you’ll have more trimming to do later.

Now coat the back and smooth the lining to cover – your seam should overlap a little bit but you can trim it as needed at this point. Now you have a blank slate.

DIY baby wipes container craft

Place the box upside down and allow it to dry a bit; I waited about 10 minutes. Here’s a tip – wrap your sponge in plastic wrap between coats so you don’t have to wash and dry it each time.

Mod Podge brush wrapped in plastic

Apply another thin coat of Mod Podge on top of the blackout drapery lining front and two sides (again hold off on the back for now). Repeat the instructions above to adhere the fabric.

DIY baby wipes container craft

Now do the back. Carefully cut any stray threads and any fabric that stretches below the edge of the tub container. Apply a thin coat of Mod Podge on top of the fabric on all sides.

Brushing Mod Podge onto baby wipes box

Let it dry about 15 minutes or until it’s no longer tacky (remember to wrap your brush in plastic in the meantime). And repeat.

DIY baby wipes container craft

Sand lightly using 400 grit sandpaper until smooth. Wipe dust clean. You can add a third coat if you’d like. Allow to dry, then lightly sand.

Sanding coats of Mod Podge

Fill your finished container with Huggies Sensitive Wipes refill packs.

And if you asked me if I like the smell of Mod Podge I couldn’t deny it. I think I’ll be making this DIY baby wipes container craft as my new go-to DIY baby shower gift.

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DIY baby wipes container craft

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Jeff

Friday 28th of October 2016

Hi- Do you mean drawer liner, rather than drapery lining? Thanks, Jeff

Kathy

Tuesday 15th of November 2016

I actually use drapery lining. It's blackout so it covers everything as opaque, and it bends/feels like fabric. I use it for lots of things like a thick no-sew interfacing too because it makes bags feel more substantial. How did yours turn out?

Jozi Child

Saturday 19th of October 2013

Thanks for the tutorial! I also added fabric to the top of my tub cause I am using cloth wipes, I wanted to mask the huggies logo. You can take a peak on my instagram, I used a thin top layer of batting them a circular cut out of batting over the pop up part of yhr top of the lid. An a streatchy fabric cut to the edges an secured with my glue gun! I was pretty proud since I did it all winging it. Take a peek on my instgram link below :) http://instagram.com/p/fl70iZKQ5V/

Heather C.

Friday 18th of January 2013

Awesome tutorial, thanks! I was looking for a way to convert a wipes tub to use for cloth wipes (cloth diapering) without it looking so much like a disposable wipe tub. I used a Pampers brand, and it turned out great!

NMc

Tuesday 21st of August 2012

Simply gorgeous. Thank you!

NMc

Monday 20th of August 2012

I have to ask, where did you get this beautiful fabric???

Kathy Beymer

Monday 20th of August 2012

It's Anna Maria Horner, called Small Gathering. I don't think it's sold any more but you could try ebay or etsy to see if anyone still has a stash. I love it! http://www.annamariahorner.com/productfabric.html

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