Monday, September 19, 2011

Diaper Cake

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.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send me an email - I'm always happy to answer any questions you may have.  ~~  ~~
Thanks for stopping by.

Toodles,  Jude

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Jamie said...

These diaper cakes are soo cute!! I've got to try them sometime! :) Thanks for sharing!


Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

Hey, Jude ... love your diaper cake. I'm sure your son's soccer coach and family will not only enjoy it, but will use it well! I linked up to You Had Me at Craft as well and on my post, you can see the diaper cake I made for my daughter/granddaughter. I had a ton of fun making it -- it's a lot easier than dealing with baking and icing!

Lovely blog, by the way. I'm a new follower. Come check out mine!

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

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