Yesterday, The Frugal Hostess encouraged you to host a baby shower and gave you several ideas. Her favorite was obviously the Gross-Out Baby Shower, and, if you missed it, you better go back. Here are the directions for creating the sublime Poopy Diaper Invitation.
First, make a diaper template using a stupid old spreadsheet from work or some other scratch paper. TFH free-handed this one, because she's an edgy girl. If you'd like a template, email frugalhostess [at] gmail [dot] com. UPDATE: templates and instructions are now available here.
Second, fold a piece of white card stock in half and cut off one inch. You are probably safer using a paper-cutter here for straightness, but don't over-value straightness. You know, with paper or with people....
Third, use your template to cut a diaper out of the newly trimmed white card stock. Trace with a pencil or just cut around the design.
Fourth, and this is an optional step, cut a contrasting color for the inside of the diaper. This just makes it look a little more cool when it's closed. The Frugal Hostess used buff, but you could do pink or blue, too.
Fifth, get your template back out and trace the front of the diaper on some brown card stock. This is to make sure that your insert can't be seen when the invitation is closed. TFH made two in case she screwed one up, which she totally did.
Sixth, cut out the shape you traced, then cut a curvy shape out of it to resemble, well, you know, poop. But lovely, clean, cartoon poop. TFH tried two different shapes, and the one with the most curves looked and worked much better. This needs to be done free-hand to match the way your diaper came out when you cut it, but you can email for a template if you want to risk it. Test the shape to make sure that you can't see it when you close the invitation.
Seventh, write out what you want the invitation to say (TFH suggests using the template you cut out of scratch paper, since the size is close), then write it on your shape using a white or silver pen.
Eighth, select something to use as the "diaper pin." The Frugal Hostess thought about cutting one out of gray or silver paper. She also looked at ribbon, wire, a safety pin, and this random piece of copper wire. But, in the end, a fancy-shaped paper clip won out because it looked the best.
And that, Gentle Readers, is how you cook up a Poopy Diaper Invitation....