an even easier diaper wipes case

There is no fooling you guys - most of you were spot on with your guesses about Ruby's costume in the last post.   I'll wait until I've actually sewn something wearable before I make a reveal though Snow White or Wonder Woman?  I'm sure you'll lose sleep over the anticipation.  :)

This week I made a diaper wipes case for a friend's baby shower,  but I wasn't in the mood for hot-gluing (every once and a while I like to save my fingertips).

Instead, I got out my vinyl and cut an all-over pattern using my Silhouette machine.    The front had the pattern only, fudged slightly on that center flap.

The back has the same pattern repeated, and the mommy-to-be's last name in the center.  I doubt she'll ever grab the wrong case at the playground now.

You don't need a Silhouette to make one of these (although that certainly makes the process quicker and more precise).   Vinyl can always be cut by hand, and I think even Contact Paper would work well.  I recommend using a premium or outdoor vinyl if you can get your hands on it, since the adhesive is stronger and hold up to more abuse.

I saved my template pieces for the front and back of the case, so let me know if you'd like me to post them!
UPDATE:  You can find the wipes case template posted HERE.

37 comments:

Beau and Jamie said...

I think this is a fantastic idea! Will you post the template? I am curious how you got it to fit on the wipes container.

Sarah said...

What a simple and creative upgrade. I love the screen printed wipes cases with fabulous designs, but they never seal as well as the ones from wipes manufacturers. This is the perfect solution!

Ashley said...

Super cute and way easier than fabric ones!

erinmalia said...

i second the template request please!

Brittney said...

If you have the template and can save me the time trying to figure out the sizing on my Silhouette, I am all for it. Love the wipes case, thanks!

Lynette @ My Craft Discovery said...

oh man, what a better idea than hot glue. :)

Amber said...

If you keep coming up with so many simple and fabulous uses for the Sillouette, I might finally be able to justify the expense! Thanks. :)

Emily S. said...

What a fabulous idea. I would love it if you posted the silhouette file. Thanks! Love your blog.

jrandchels said...

Love this! And I would love to have the silhouette template!

Marne said...

Yes, I would love for you to share the template! How did you come up with that and get it to fit right? Awesome.

Cari said...

GENIUS!!!

Emily said...

I was thinking... what's easier than hot glue?... but this really is GENIUS! I love it.
I would love to see a template as well. Thanks!

maddmomma said...

So cute! That Silouette machine continues to inspire you with great ideas! Love it!

Emily Hensley said...

Your stuff is adorable! I think I will definitely be using some ideas for my toddler this fall. Shared your blog and adorable alphabet flashcards on my blog! Thanks :)

www.emilymhensley.blogspot.com

j.g.photography said...

Would LOVE the template for that. I've been trying to get mine covered, but haven't wanted anything too complicated as i'm too busy with a baby. LOL Thanks so much for all your inspiration!

Missy said...

ditto to all of the above. I think I might try it with regular paper after you post the template and use some mod podge?

lifeinredshoes said...

I like this much better than the glue gun version!

Sarahendipity said...

Please, oh please share your how-to! ☺ Love your ideas!

Jeanette said...

I would love the template and the silhouette file!! I love your blog!

Pati @ A Crafty Escape said...

I'd love the template as well, I never got the cases covered with fabric to look good. This one is awesome!

Jessica said...

This turned out so cute! I have a case just like this and I've thought about covering it with fabric but I don't really like it. I LOVE this idea with the vinyl. I will be doing this this weekend. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

bethanndodd said...

I would love for you to post the template info!! My cousin just announced that she is pregnant with little one #2...this would be a great addition to the other handmade gifts I will be making her...thanks for sharing,it's so adorable! Smiles~Beth

Shelly said...

I too would LOVE the template. Such a CUTE idea!

Sarah said...

I would also love a template!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Great idea. I love it. Jackie

Pamela said...

Great idea! Yes, please post the template!

Sacha said...

Love it!! Please post the template. Sacha

g8rmaria said...

post template, please!!!!! What a great idea, love my silhouette!!! Congrats on new baby #3 on the way!

Toni Garcia said...

I would love to see the template. please share.

Jenna said...

Super cute! I'd love the template as well. :) Thanks for the idea!

kristy said...

Yes, template please. I have the same plain case in my bag and am looking for some quick silhouette projects!

Kassie said...

I have a sister-in-law who isn't going to find out the sex of her baby. This is the perfect gender neutral design. I love it. Please please post the pattern!!

Gaye said...

Just is so cute! I would love for you to post the files. I love my silhouette and I'm always looking for projects!

Doug and Julie Woodall said...

So cute and simple. I'd love the template too!

Maddock Family said...

Template please!!!! Love it! Please email it to me at erikimaddock at yahoo dot com.

Anonymous said...

Soooo cute, expecting a baby girl in December and would love to do this craft. I have the cricut and would love the template. Did you post it? CHEERS! Love your blog. Thanks for your hard work and time.

Mattie said...

I was wondering what the name of this file was? I'm looking for it, but no luck yet.