I made this with my daughter for her teacher's baby shower. We used 60 pampers size 2 diapers and rolled them individually. This is a three tiered cake (although the top layer is covered by the bear blanket). I've lost track of how many of these I've made, but with the experience come some helpful hints:
* A paper towel roll is the perfect size for the center of the homemade baby girl diaper cake. Tape it to the cardboard base for extra stability.
* Pick a theme and stick to it.
* Make sure you have another set of hands when it comes time to tie the diapers together to make the layers.
* If it is traveling, cover in plastic or tulle.
* Keep the packaging to any accessories you open and put it in a gift bag to give to the parents (so they have the cleaning/care instructions).
This adorable Baby Carriage Diaper cake is made from 115 pampers swaddler diapers. Each wheel uses 10 diapers which are held together with a rubber band and are placed around a tubing which is covered with a onesie. A flower is then carefully placed inside the tubing. There is a baby outfit used to cover the diapers.
The body of the carriage is covered by two plush baby blankets. There is no tape or glue used on any of the items so all of the items can be used. The diaper cake is finished by placing ribbon around the body of the carriage for a finished look. The dimensions of the diaper cake are approximately 15x11x16.
This makes a great centerpiece as well as a baby shower gift. This one was made for a friend of mine having her first baby. I make a variety of custom made diaper cakes.
I used about 2 packs of diapers, skewers, rubber bands, ribbons, shredded paper, curly ribbon and a bow from the dollar store. I cut the tips off of the skewers and put a rubber band around the first diaper and slid it to the bottom of the skewer. From there I rubber banded several diapers and put one big rubber band on the first diaper and kept adding them in till the bottom layer was full. Same for the other two layers.
I tied the ribbon tightly around all three layers then taped the curly ribbon and bow on top. I put my shredded paper on the tray (sandwich tray I had saved) and then set the cake on top. I chose not to use any glue so the diapers could be used. I put blocks in the front spelling out the babies name.
I made this Baby Boy Diaper Cake for my first grandson’s baby shower. I used a large pack of size two diapers. I used clear tape to hold each individually rolled diaper. Each tier has four alternating layers of ribbon with a rubber band beneath to hold the diapers together, which was later removed.
The cake is decorated with wooden giraffes, bibs, mittens, socks, spoons etc. My daughter-in-law’s nursery was already decorated with giraffes, monkeys, etc., and themed in light browns and baby blues, so I topped the cake off with a TY giraffe that is held upright with a small wooden dowel. I stained the circular wooden plaques and painted the letters to spell my grandson’s name. My husband made the base from ½” plywood, stained with the edge painted brown.