DIY Cloth Diaper Sprayer Splatter Shield

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I am so excited to be sharing this post with you all! Ever since my husband and I decided to take the plunge into the cloth diapering world, we’ve been looking for ways that we can cut back on costs for supplies and whatever else we need to successfully cloth diaper our little ones.

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By God’s grace, we already saved a bunch of money through a girl at church, who sold to us (for a very good price) several cloth diapers, liners, a wet bag, and a diaper sprayer. We were beyond excited! We will still need to buy more diapers and are in the process of working on getting cloth wipes, but so far we’ve been saving a lot. After getting the diaper sprayer, I started looking at diaper sprayer splatter shields. I really did not like the idea of poo flying all over our bathroom. I told my husband about the splatter shield, and he immediately said he could make one for much cheaper. He explained his idea to me, and I was hooked!

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If you were to buy the manufactured diaper sprayer splatter shield, you’re looking at spending $26 (not including tax). That was just a bit pricey for me. With my hubby’s homemade sprayer splatter shield, you’re looking at spending only $10-$14. That’s over half in savings! Before posting this DIY post, I wanted to use my husband’s homemade splatter shield so that I could give an adequate review on it. Since our lovely littles have decided to delight us with several poopy  diarrhetic diapers, I’ve been able to get quite a bit of use out of this bad boy. I can proudly say that I am SUPER happy with our homemade splatter shield! It is quite durable (from the looks of it, more durable than the manufactured one) and definitely gets the job done! I haven’t had to worry about leaks or anything. It’s pretty much amazing!

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Okay, so now on to the fun tutorial!

What you will need:

First, make 6 evenly spaced marks on your clipboard, 3 on one side and 3 on the other. You want your marks to be at least 1/4″ in from the sides of the clipboard. Your first set of marks should be about 1 1/2″ up from the bottom. Your top marks need to be about an inch or so from the bottom of the clip, with the middle marks being evenly spaced between the top and bottom marks.

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Next, carefully drill holes into the marks you made.

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Making sure the bottoms and one side of the edges are lined up, place your flexible cutting mat under the clipboard. You can either go ahead and use the hole punch to punch holes straight through the drilled holes of the clipboard or you can mark the holes onto your cutting mat. Adjust the mat for the other side and do the same.

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Next, with the flexible cutting mat on top of the clipboard, line up one side of the holes and thread your zip ties through the holes. Be sure to pull the zip ties as tight as possible. Do the same on the other side. You will notice that the cutting mat will make a large dome shape.

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Then, trim your zip ties by cutting them as close as possible to the cinch spot.

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Ta-da! You are finished! Now you have your very own cloth diaper sprayer splatter shield.

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See how easy that was? Please share this with all your cloth diapering friends!

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No more mess. No more fuss. And all at a much better cost!

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UPDATE: I came back here (July 13, 2016) over a year later to give an update on our sprayer splatter shield. This bad boy is still holding up and still works wonderfully! I just thought you all would want to know how well it keeps!

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  • Shannon Roughgarden

    Ha! I never even knew there was such a thing for cloth diapers (although I never did cloth diapers)! Cool idea!

    • Me neither, and it’s amazing! It helps so much with keeping the mess down!

  • Laura

    I have seen several DIY hacks on the spray guard, but yours is by far the best! I’m due in December with my first. I’m planning on cloth diapering and excited to cut costs where possible! Quick question – can you tell me the dimensions of the kitchen mat?

    • Thank you, Laura! We’ve been using it for several month now, and it hasn’t failed us yet! My husband’s pretty incredible. 🙂 The dimensions are 15.75″ L x 13.25″ W x 0.002″ H. Here’s the link to the mats we got from Walmart: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Color-Flexible-Cutting-Mat/20531370. I hope that helps! Have fun with the cloth diapering! We love it! It is initially time consuming, but once you get a routine, it’s not bad at all.

      • Laura

        Perfect, thanks for the link and dimensions! I’m glad to hear your CD adventure is going great! Love your blog and other DIY projects! 🙂