Are you hosting a baby shower or attending one any time soon? I have a project that you can create that will not take too much time to put together and yet, will have the mother-to-be greatly appreciated. It seems to me that it is another baby boomer year. So I know with all these babies, there bounds to be baby showers. I know we can go the old fashion way and purchase gifts straight from the gift registry but this is actually a time where I can get creative with the gifts I give out. When there is a chance for me to get creative, I will absolutely do so. There are plenty of websites out there that you can pay for them to create one but why not do it yourself for half the price. I made a diaper cake for my cousin about a year ago and I will include step by step instructions for you to learn how to make your very own diaper cake. Whether it is for a gift or the center piece at a baby shower, I got it here for you.
Supplies you will need:
1. White disposable diapers, in size of your preference, depending on the size of your cake.
2. Wide Ribbons (1 1/2 to 2 inches)
3. Hot glue gun
4. Paper crinkle to match the ribbon
5. Big size letters (baby name)
6. Cardboard tube (Paper Towel Roll)
Optional: Cake accessories/toppers – it can range from a teddy bear or to several smaller objects placed around the cake such as socks, onesies, diaper cream, rattle, bibs, blankets, burp cloths… the possibilities are endless.
Step 1: Making the Layers – I started with the bottom layer first. I placed the diaper overlapping each other. I will continue this patter so that only the smooth edges of the diapers are showing until they are fanned out evenly around. Most people used a rubber band but I did not want to do that because I did not want to indent the diapers. It is all up to you, I think my process took a little bit longer but if you have an awesome husband who can give you a hand, it is definitely possible.
Step 2: When all the layers get to your desired size go ahead and tie the ribbon to secure the diapers and set aside.
Step 3: Once all the layers are completed, I insert the cardboard tube into the bottom layer and then stacked the remaining layers on top by sticking the tube through the middle of each layer. (You can also use a wooden dowel as well)
Step 4: This is when you will add the accessories to the diaper cake. For the diaper cake I made, I stuffed the teddy bear on the top of the cake where the teddy bear is peaking out. After that I stuffed the paper crinkle in each of the layer. Last, I glued the baby’s name on the ribbon to make it more personal.
This is optional but you can wrap the diaper cake with clear wrapping paper if you like.
I was looking around Pinterest and there are other designs you can make for diaper cakes. It is actually neat how people come up with different creativeness. There you have it! A diaper cake you can make for a friend, sister, or cousin… Is anyone having a baby shower or attending one soon, let me know in the comment section below. Have a Happy Tuesday!