DIY's for items that are a part of our everyday lives are always the best, especially when they can be pretty pricey. The thing about changing pads is that not only can they be pricey, but they can get pretty dirty! We would much rather make our own custom changing pad for a low cost!
lil sugar reader Hestadalen submitted her DIY Changing Pad project to share with everyone. She is expecting her first child and wanting to combine her guest bedroom with the nursery and it was much easier to use a dresser she found on Craigslist as opposed to purchasing a new changing table.
The whole project from cutting and sewing only took about 20 minutes. She used an IKEA changing pad wrapped inside of the great IKEA fabric she selected. The fabric slips on and off easily for cleaning and to change up the look whenever you would want.
Fabric selection is key for a project like this. You want to make sure you select machine washable fabric, because you never know when an accident will happen. If you don't have a backup, you'll need to throw that dirty fabric right in the washer! We also love that this is portable. You can use it on an actual changing table, on a dresser, on the floor, on the counter. Not everyone changes diapers in the same place every time.