Monday, September 19, 2011
Hello blogger friends! I can't believe it's been over a month since my last post. Not that I'm a daily/weekly or regular blogger, but it's been far too long since I've done anything crafty to share.
One of my son's soccer coach and his wife are expecting a little girl in October and I decided to make them a diaper cake. I've seen a few pictures on the Internet and decided to give it a try and just do my own thing. I am VERY happy with the end result and hope they like it!
I used 66 (yes, sixty-six!) Huggies #1 Diapers, each diaper individually rolled and wrapped in a rubber band. In the center on the bottom layer is an 8 oz baby bottle (filled with candy for the mom). I used a larger rubber band around the bottle and the rolled diapers (3 layers deep). A rubber band was used for each layer. The middle layer (2 layers deep) and top layer (1 layer deep) has a 4 oz baby bottle in the center (filled with more candy!). I took the tops off the baby bottles and will give them separately to the parents.
Around the bottom layer of the cake, I folded a fleece receiving blanket and then wrapped pink polka-dot ribbon around it to keep it together. The ribbon is secured with Terrifically Tacky Tape and it seems to be holding good. Originally, I used Scor-tape but it wasn't holding the blanket/ribbon together. The top two layers just have ribbon wrapped around them (to hide the rubber bands), and then I embellished these layers with fun things; rattle, socks, slippers, lotions, onesies, wash clothes, etc. I tied ribbon around some items and then tied the item to the polka-dot ribbon. For the socks and slippers I used pins to attach them to the diapers. For the topper, I used 4 bibs and accordian folded them together to make a flower, tied a rubber band around the bottom part and fussed with the top to make it look like a flower, then stuck the bottom portion in the middle of the cake in the opening of the 4 oz baby bottle.
The cake is sitting on a cardboard circle (hand cut from an old box) and covered in wrapping paper.
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