DIY Anchor Crinkle Toy
We all want to keep our babies safe and healthy with quality products free of harmful chemicals, but the “best” stuff is not always convenient, or affordable, or cute! We’ll admit it, we love the cute. This is why Jaime and I love The Honest Company. They make health conscious, green products at a good price, add some style and send them to your door, right when you need them. Seems perfect right? Did we mention that they are cute? We love these diapers! They are biodegradable AND disposable AND they feature lovely patterns rather than cartoon characters.

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My favorite is the anchor print diaper, it must be the Rhode Island girl in me. It inspired us to design this easy DIY Crinkle Tag Toy featuring The Honest Company anchor design and filled with a recycled baby wipe bag for crinkly fun, but The Honest Company doesn’t just make diapers and wipes. They also carry a variety of baby products like bottles and swim diapers, bath & body products and household cleaning products.You can even test out their products with a FREE TRIAL*

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Read on for the free downloadable crinkle toy template courtesy of The Honest Company and our full project tutorial. If you’d like to find even more creative up-cycling projects and ways to reuse the things you’ve got to make something new and adorable, visit our Upcycling Pinterest Board inspired by The Honest Company’s Vision for Health & Sustainability:

  • Reduce the ubiquitous presence of toxic chemicals in our our natural environment (air, soil, oceans, etc), man-made environments (homes, schools, offices) and our personal environments (industrial pollution inside our own bodies);
  • Protect natural resources by minimizing waste and maximizing use/re-use;
  • Support peace, security, and social justice; and,
  • Promote diversity and productivity through all facets of life – from cultural to ecological.

If you would like to try The Honest Company, use our exclusive code FreeShipPB at checkout for free shipping on your first order.

For first-time buyers only; limited to one per purchaser/account; expiration 1/31/13.

1. Print the Anchor Crinkle Toy Template

DIY Anchor Crinkle Toy

Iron a piece of fabric (for your anchor) to paper-backed iron-on interfacing.

DIY Anchor Crinkle Toy

Use nature’s lightbox (um, your window) to trace the anchor shape on the paper side of the interfacing.

DIY Anchor Crinkle Toy

Cut out your anchor.

DIY Anchor Crinkle Toy

Peel away the paper backing.

DIY Anchor Crinkle Toy

Trace the circle on to your background fabric. We used Ellen Luckett Baker’s Stamped Scallops but how great would some of these organic Set Sail nautical fabrics be for this?

Center the anchor and iron to the background fabric.

DIY Anchor Crinkle Toy

Layer two pieces of the background wrong-side facing and cut out the circle. If the fabric pattern direction matters, make sure they are lined up correctly.

DIY Anchor Crinkle Toy

For the back of my crinkle toy, I used the same technique to add an H monogram. No, it’s not for Honest Company but for my new nephew Hank, who lives by the sea. The font is Harrington which can be downloaded for free.

DIY Anchor Crinkle Toy

Reinforce the edge of the applique with a small zig-zag stitch. Hand-stitching would also be adorable.

DIY Anchor Crinkle Toy

We are using a heavier weight canvas here but if you are using quilting cotton, you may want to add a layer of interfacing to the inside of your circles to make them more structured/sturdy

DIY Anchor Crinkle Toy

Cut a circle, slightly smaller than the fabric circle, from an empty baby wipe bag. This gives your toy it’s crinkle! Sandwich the wipe bag circle in-between the fabric layers.

DIY Anchor Crinkle Toy

cut 8 – 4″ pieces of 1 1/2″ ribbon or baby-friendly trim.

DIY anchor Crinkle Toy

Fold ribbons in half and pin the ends inside the fabric circle

DIY Anchor Crinkle Toy

Creating an “overlock” stitch, zig-zag all the way around the outer edge with one side of the zig-zag going off the edge of the fabric. This will capture the ribbons and finish the edge all at once.

DIY Anchor Crinkle Toy

DIY Anchor Crinkle Toy

And that’s it! Isn’t this the perfect quick handmade gift for your favorite baby this Summer, paired with some adorable anchor diapers, of course!

DIY Anchor Crinkle Toy

If you would like to try The Honest Company, use our exclusive code FreeShipPB at checkout for free shipping on your first order.
For first-time buyers only; limited to one per purchaser/account; expiration 1/31/13.

Thank you to The Honest Company for sponsoring this post and inspiring us to create this project just for you.

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