A fun and quirky baby shower gift that is unique and practical.


  • 18 New born nappies rolled up and secured with a rubber band
  • 1 Small bath towel
  • 1 large Face washer
  • 1 Hand towel
  • 2 Googly eyes
  • 1 Pipe cleaner
  • 1 Piece of cardboard wrapped in wrapping paper
  • Cellophane and ribbon (If you wish)
  • Needle and thread in matching colour to towels


  1. Start by folding the flannel in half length ways and laying it on the board. This will be the snails belly.
  2. Fold the hand towel (depending on it's size) into halves length ways or into thirds length ways, so that it is just slightly wider than the flannel.
  3. Place the rolled up hand towel at the end of the flannel. this will become the snails head.
  4. Next, fold the bath towel length ways until it's approximately the same width as a nappy. Lay it over the flannel, starting at the head end (make sure it's touching the head) This will be the shell.
  5. Starting from the end furthest away from the head, place the nappies along the towel loosely touching each other, leaving approximately a 3 nappy width gap between the head and the first nappy.
  6. Carefully, starting at the furthest end from the head, roll the towel up tight enough to hold the nappies in place.
  7. You may need to adjust the nappies slightly , but once you are happy with how it looks, discreetly sew a few stitches to attach the head to the shell
  8. Using a bit of double sided tape, attach the eyes, and bend a pipe cleaner to make an antenna.
  9. Wrap in cellophane and tie with ribbon.

Notes... These are always a hit when I make them for friends & family, and are quite simple to make.
I always add in a couple of baby sock roses to mine for added decoration, but you could add a false flower or nothing if you wanted, its up to you!

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  • Mum2archer
    • 10 Jan 2018
      9:44 pm

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  • This is absolutely adorable, I might give it a go for the next baby shower!


  • It looks great! Thanks for the inspiration


  • I would love one of these for the new baby a lovely unisex one ????


  • I have seen the baby shower nappy cakes, but this nappy snail is a new thing for me, I’m loving it


  • This is so cute, and original! Love it!


  • Oh this is sooo cute. Very creative indeed …Love it. thanks sooo much for sharing. :-)


  • I just love this project. Your photo looks very professional. Great work. Thanks.

    • It looks like you have done many before beautiful


  • how cute. This would make an awesome present. Thanks for sharing how to make such a fun baby gift.


  • I always try to provide new mothers with some baby staples, they all come in handy. But this is a genius idea to turn it into something a little more special than a box of staples. Practical gifts are not so exciting.


  • What a fantastic idea, and all usable and very much needed for a newborn, well done!!


  • how cute! very creative idea.


  • This is so cute! Perfect for a friend’s upcoming baby shower. I’m going to use gender neutral colours as they are keeping that as a surprise.


  • So cute! Definitely going to try this one! I have made cakes and bouquets however never a snail!!! Exciting for the next baby!


  • This is So creative well done mum I am really impressed


  • WOW so cute and adorable, blue would be awesome as well!


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