Marchesa, Fall 2013
My sister in law is expecting her first baby, it's going to be a boy. They live in a different state and come back home to visit every two to three months. On their last visit home my husband and I gave them a baby gift since we knew we would be out of the country when the little one arrives.
Several weeks later we receive an invitation to my sister in law's Baby Shower. We didn't even know they were planning on coming back for another visit, so instead of showing up empty handed for the Baby Shower I thought I'd make a Diaper Cake to use as a center piece for the gift table. I figured I could make a Diaper Cake for under $30 and low and behold I did.
I'm not going to tell you exactly how much I spent, that's tacky, but if you have a dollar store and department store like Target nearby, you will have no trouble at all making a Diaper Cake for under $30 and staying within your budget. I only went to three stores to get my supplies, a Dollar Store, department store and our local crafts store.
Here is a list of items I purchased at each store:
Department Store - 100 pack of size 1 diapers (unisex), 1 pack of assorted rubber bands, 1 small bottle of Johnson baby powder.
Dollar Store - 1 small bottle of baby lotion, 1 large children's book (you can also use a large piece of cardboard wrapped in baby wrapping paper or a round pizza plate), 2 packages of baby toys, 1 roll of wide ribbon (pink or blue depending on if it's a girl or boy Baby Shower), 2 ribbon bows for decoration.
Crafts Store - 2 yards of frilly fabric.
Now, let's get started with the Baby Diaper Cake project. Start out by rolling all 100 diapers and secure them with a small rubber band.
Set the baby powder on top of the children's book and align the rolled diapers around the bottle, secure with a medium sized rubber band. Make another row of diapers around the first one and hold in place with a large rubber band. Cover the outer rubber band with the wide ribbon and secure with glue or a diaper pin.
Set the lotion bottle on top of the baby powder and align a row of diapers around the bottle, again secure with a rubber band. Make another row of diapers around the first one and hold in place with a large rubber band. Cover the outer rubber band with the wide ribbon and secure with glue or a diaper pin.
Now set the remaining diaper rolls on top of the cake, secure with a rubber band and cover with the wide ribbon. You now have a three tier Diaper Cake.
Decorate the outside with small toys, baby socks or bibs. You can also hide small items like pacifiers or little duckies inside the Diaper Cake if you choose.
Wrap the Diaper Cake in see through fabric or cellophane and attach ribbon bows to the top.
Try this easy to make Diaper Cake for your next Baby Shower. It is a very fun DIY project that will only take about 20 minutes to make, once you have gathered all of your supplies.