Sunday, October 5, 2008

Baby Shower Diaper Cake

So Cute Great Center Piece for Any Baby Shower

I am so excited, this was my first attempt at doing this and I must say it was very easy to do.

What you need:
  1. 2 packages (60 each) diapers (size 14-22 lbs)
  2. Large elastic rubber bands
  3. card stock (theme colours)
  4. DS* paper (theme colours)
  5. tape runner
  6. hole punch
  7. grommets (for this you need both tape runner and grommets to keep bands together)
  8. various flower punches different sizes
  9. Sucker sticks (Bulk Barn)
  10. ribbon (theme colours)
  11. Cake plate (cardboard from Bulk Barn)
* DS = Designer Series Paper (not Stampin Up)

Take 3 diapers rolling each one individually and wrap with rubber band so they form a neat row for outer circle, keep doing this until you form a circle.

With the circle formed, start rolling (in threes) creating a bundle and fill in the center of the circle. Once the circle is compete cut your bands of paper (mine was 2.5 high by 12 wide x 4 pieces). Each band was taped together and then I punched holes and with the grommets reinforce the bands, one at the top and one at the bottom.

Then I started to fill in the center rolling one diaper at a time until it was nice and tight.

Then I started on layer 2 and then 3. Once all three layers are complete then done the fun begins, decorating.

I have seen other samples of diaper cakes where gifts have been added but I prefer it to be less cluttered and more about the ribbon and paper. Thus keeping the cost to a minimum.

Approx time 2.5 hours Skill set: beginner

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