Thought I'd share a blog I've been checking everyday. It's Dollar Store Crafts. They put a new craft up every day. Today's craft was this Diaper Clutch/Changing station. It's a nylon placemat folded with elastic and a button added.
Dollar Store Crafts links to Jen's blog. She's the one who came up with this idea and she shows pics of how she does it.
I stopped at the dollar store today when I was in town and picked up this polkadot nylon placemat. (It was marked 2 dollars but rang up 1 dollar-yipeeeeee!). I also picked up this little soft pack of wipes and I already had the diaper, which was a free sample.
I folded my placemat by looking at the pics on Jen's blog. The folds weren't staying in, so I took the iron to it. Not screaming hot-I didn't want to melt the nylon. That helped some. I had some elastic from a bag of notions from Goodwill. But if you don't have any you can always hit the underwear drawer and cut the top off old unders. (I've never done that though. Nope, not me!) I hand stitched the elastic (about 13-14 inches before folding in half) to the inside of one flap, then a button on the outside of that same flap. (Stitching was probably the hardest part.)
All done. Nice little addition to a baby shower gift. This little clutch would be nice to keep in the car for emergencies, don't you think? Cute right? Almost makes me want to have another baby. Almost. ☺