When I received my latest baby shower invite, I instantly freaked. Money has been so tight lately and you can't go to a shower empty handed. I am also not really the craftiest person nor am I very creative...but with the Internet I can learn to do pretty much anything. I immediately started surfing the net for inexpensive baby shower gifts. I came across some really neat ideas. So I took inventory of all my craft supplies to see what I could make for nearly nothing. I had most of the supplies to make a tutu and a diaper cake. And bonus M was able to help create this wonderful gift!
Supplies needed to make a diaper cake:
Diapers (I used a pack of 40)
3 big rubber bands
Ribbon (what ever colors you choose)
3 receiving blankets (I used M's gently used ones but you can purchase blankets from the Dollar store)
I used a few different tutorial to make my cake. They all rolled each diaper individually. This seemed like a ton of work. So instead I wrapped them around an empty paper towel roll. I liked that the edges of the cake were smooth and easy to work with with. I was able to use less diapers and this way they did not get all bent out of shape. This also meant that I only needed 3 rubber bands - one for each tier.
After securing each layer with a rubberband I decided to wrap each in a receiving blanket. This is not necessary but I used organic diapers and they were an ugly yellow/brown color. I used double sided tape to tighten the ribbon around the blanket.
I used a thick pink ribbon and thin ribbon for both the top and bottom layers. And to give the middle layer a little something different I used thick ribbon and a baby hairband.
For embellishments I went to the dollar store! I found Baby gel, a teddy bear topper, pack of pink blocks, diaper pin table scatters. The dollar store had so much more. They have lotions, shampoos, stuffed animals, etc. I found the baby shoes and picture frame in M's baby stuff that we never got a chance to use when she was an infant.
I had a hard time deciding how to decorate this cake; I am so indecisive.
The picture to the left was the first arrangement and the picture on the right was the finished product.
Super easy and made for less than $15! If you off brand diapers you can make one for $10.