What a great idea! A gift and decor for a party all-in-one! Whoever created the Diaper Cake was a VERY creative person. This diaper cake was a fabulous centerpiece for the baby shower snack table.
You can see it is really all in the little details that makes for the big wow impact overall. I made tons of pinwheels and punched layered accents. I also used a few punched elements I created in My Digital Studio and printed them on my color printer.
I used almost ALL of a big box of size one pampers. I had just a hand full left. We used those for a game of blind folded diaper changing on little dolls. (FUN!) I could have used fewer on the bottom tier, but I really stuffed them in there to make for a sturdy base. (I was going to be driving from Kansas City to Dallas with this creation.)
First you will fold the diapers in half. Then, I used rubber bands to hold small groups of three of four diapers together. I used Wilton cardboard cake bases under each layer. (Ultimately I ended up wrapping the bottom one in the red and white stripped wrapping paper that I used for the bands to decorate each layer.) After you gather groups of diapers with rubber bands, tie them into a big circle the size you need with twine or linen thread. (You may want or need an extra set of hands.)
After I got the basic size I wanted tied together, I then stuffed in extra folded diapers in-between the rubber banded groups till it seemed sturdy. Then I cut all the rubber bands out. I DID NOT attache the layers to the cardboard or the layers to each other. (I wanted flexibility.) But you could I suppose.
When I Googled how to make one I really did not find any clear cut technique folks where using, so I just sort of just figured it out. I think it turned out great. I would make another for sure. It really is not that difficult, it just takes time and patience. (Like so many things.)
I would say the most time consuming part is making all the embellishments. Which you could make less complicated or more complicated depending on your theme or style.
The colors are the same as the rest of the shower creations…Real Red, Pacific Point, some Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight and Pool Party.
I used my punches and of course my Big Shot. The most useful of dies for the details of the diaper cake were the Tasteful Trim Die and the Scallop Circle. I really can’t image all the time the Scallop Circle die saved me and the super-cute factor that little scallop edge detail added to all the pinwheels.
If you have a baby shower you are planning or just want to give an amazing gift at a baby shower, pick your theme and get creating. I am here as your supply resource and to help as your DIY coach. Whatever you have in mind I probably have made it and can share my expert help (my special gift with purchase)!
Shop here! Happy crafting and party planning, Diana.