Making a diaper cake for a baby shower gives you a beautiful-looking gift to give, as well as a useful gift, in any budget! Perhaps you have seen them before and thought that they must be very complicated and difficult to make. That couldn’t be further from the truth! To make a diaper cake yourself you will only need a few simple supplies and some time. So, here are the basic instructions on how to make a diaper cake. You can always add things like ribbons and bows to make the cake look even more fantastic!
- 1 package of diapers
- Elastic bands of varying stretchiness
- A large piece of cardboard
- Wooden dowelling – about 5 pieces about 2 feet long each
To start, roll up a diaper, starting with the open end of the diaper. Then secure it with an elastic band. Next, add about 7 more rolled up diapers around the original diaper, either using the original rubber band, or if it won’t stretch enough, then use additional bands. You should now have a circle of rolled diapers. You will want to make 2 more of these circles. Then, add about 15 more diapers to one of these circles. This will be the middle layer. Finally, add about 15 more diapers to the other circle, and then an additional (about) 30 more to create the base layer. You should now have 3 tiers for your diaper cake.
To stabilize your base layer, cut out a circle from your cardboard (or you can use a pizza tray or something from the dollar store) to put the bottom layer on.
Now for the fun part – you can hide other small gifts such as baby creams and shampoos, items of clothing, etc inside the diaper cake by either squeezing them inside the middle of the layers, or by removing a couple of the interior diapers and replacing them with these little gifts.
Finally, assemble the cake by placing the three layers on top of each other. Use the dowels to secure all 3 layers by gently wiggling them into the diaper cake, all the way from the top to the bottom. Be careful not to tear any of the diapers.
Wrap the diaper cake using clear plastic, or a large clear plastic bag and secure with a beautiful ribbon. You now have a useful, unique and beautiful gift to give at a baby shower!