Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Works for Me Wednesday -- Diaper Cakes

I made a diaper cake. It's the second one I've ever made and I made this one completely different than the first. It was so, dare I say it, simple!

I made this cake for my sister-in-law's baby shower this past weekend. I hosted the shower and I wanted to use the cake as a decoration/gift so I decorated it differently than most diaper cakes.

Not only is the cake adorable, but it's also frugal! I purchased the diapers at a CVS sale, for pennies, got the ribbon for 53 cents a yard at Wal-Mart, and purchased the daisies and rubber bands needed at the Dollar Tree. The total for the cake was less than $5. I would suggest that you try to get diapers without much design on them. I used Pampers and I was not planning on all the colors and designs showing on the cake, but there was no way around it.

When I was researching how to make such a cake I found this video. The video is what made my cake-making process so simple. I learn by seeing so it was the best teaching tool for me. If you want to make a diaper cake, watch the video, and then do it. Trust me, if this left-handed, un-crafty person can make one, so can you!

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10 comments:

P.S. He loves you... said...

This is so cute and I had not thought of using flowers!

Here's some that I did this last year!
http://pshelovesyou.blogspot.com/2008/04/diaper-cake.html

Jai said...

This is a really neat idea. I have received them in the past and they REALLY came in handy, especially att 2am when I was on my last diaper!

Thanks for the video and new idea!

Happy Mommy said...

That is great! I am hosting a shower in August I will totally be making that!

Life In Progress said...

I'm hosting a baby shower for my sister-in-law in August - I thought maybe a diaper cake would be too tricky, but you've inspired me to give it a try!

Jessie said...

Jess - That's the prettiest diaper cake I have ever seen! I've seen them done with towels for weddings too....yours tops them all! Way to be creative! I'm proud of you! lol!!

Fratzels said...

So very cute!!!! I am going to use this for the next baby shower I go to as a side gift. Thanks!!!

Tina said...

Your cake looks great! My sister is pregnant and I'm hosting her shower later this year so I'm going to try making one!

Wendy said...

Very cool cake! I made one for my little sister a few years ago when she was expecting her first child. Was a lot of fun, but they can really set you back! lol I loaded it with all sorts of things and it ended up being the most expensive baby gift I'd ever given!

Love the flowers on your cake! Wish I'd thought to do that on mine.:)

Janelle said...

My aunt has given me one of these for each of my boys, hers are a little different from yours, it's only one layer, but the same basic idea. It's where I have gotten all of those wonder cloth diapers that have a million uses!

Rachel said...

beautiful!! i like the flowers and hot pink vs the super baby ones out there!!!