Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Baby Shower Gift

I made my first diaper cake!

Here's how I did it:
Bottom layer - 20 diapers (newborn size)
Middle layer - 12 diapers (newborn size)
Top layer - 8 diapers (newborn size)

I rolled the diapers around a can of food, and then put one elastic band around all diapers in that layer.  I removed the can of food, and stuffed a blanket in the center of the cake.  Then, I hot glued a ribbon over the elastic of each layer.  Bamboo skewers helped hold the layers together, and a cardboard circle provided the "cake plate."  On the top of the cake, I put a cute little stuffed animal, with arms stitch together, to hug the blanket.

I wrapped the cake in cellophane and added a few more gifts for the new baby (headbands, pink booties, and a bottle).  The mom-to-be loved it, so it's definitely a keeper!

1 comment:

Jeff & Michelle said...

I love diaper cakes. I have only made one, but I think they are brilliant! I'll have to keep your tips in mind next time I make one! :)