Thursday, August 23, 2012

Baby Girl Diaper Cake

Hi there! It's been a crazy week around here! I'm kind of looking forward to August being over so things settle down a bit...
I have had all the goodies to make my cousin a diaper cake for the arrival of her little girl for a little while. I heard this morning she's been having contractions so I thought it was a good day to get on this diaper cake!! It's my first one so I did a lot of browsing around to see exactly the type of cake I wanted to go for.  I found a LOT of awesome cakes that people have made!! I didn't want to go TOO overboard since I had already spent way too much money on gifts for the little princesses before I even thought to make a diaper cake... 

I used THIS diaper cake from Pinterest to guide me. It's pretty, but isn't overly complicated. 

Here's what I came up with... 



It was actually pretty fun to make! But, kind of expensive... those little goodies sure add up fast!!

Here's how I made it...
- took diapers and rolled them up, put them in groups of five and wrapped an elastic over them
- once I had six of these diaper bundles, I put a bottle of baby lotion in the middle and arranged the diaper bundles around the lotion
- then I took a receiving blanket, folded it to be the same height as the diapers, and wrapped it around the diapers
- since the receiving blanket wasn't quite long enough to go all the way around, I had an extra set of hands help me to wrap another receiving blanket (same print) around the space that was open
- using safety pins, I pinned one blanket to the other


- for the second layer, I only used bundles of 3 diapers and tied them up with rubber bands again
- I wrapped another receiving blanket around these diaper bundles and pinned it
- the top layer is just a receiving blanket rolled up and pinned
- then I added some ribbon and bows around each layer as well as some fun baby goodies! 


I am linking this up over at Pink Cricut's Link Up Tuesday post as well as the My Creative Time's Pinterest Inspired Challenge

That's all for today... I'm ready for a nap.... zzzzzz................... ;)

11 comments:

Kimberly Jensen said...

Wow Candace this looks amazing!!! :) You did an amazing job and I am so glad you had fun doing it!! :)

Glora said...

Candace this is GORGEOUS! I love how it turned out. And you are right diapers alone are pretty pricey not to mention all of those adorable blankets and gifts. I'm certain she will appreciate it SO much! Amazing job!!!! Hugs- Glora

scrappinlil said...

Candace this is fabulous. You did a great job. I would love to get something like this for my new arrival in September...also a girl. LOL. HEHE>>HINT...just kidding. I love it though and I am sure she will too. TFS

Tanya/Nonna said...

Oh my goodness...how cute is this? Candace you did an amazing job on this adorable diaper cake. I love all the fun details - too, too cute!

Cassandra said...

How cute! You did a great job. What a fun gift...they are so neat to make. Thanks for joining us in the My Creative Time Challenge :)

Leanne said...

This is just gorgeous Candice! I'm sure the new mommy to be is going to LOVE it!! I've always wanted to do one maybe someone I know (as long as it's not me hee hee) will become pregnant so I can do one too!! Thanks for playing at MCT Challenge! Hugs, Leanne

Kim H said...

Candace ~ this is just too Precious! What a FABULOUS gift idea and I would TOTALLY put it as a centerpiece! I have to say who ever receives this will just LOVE it for so many reason ~ I personally would never take it apart! LOL! Thank you for joining us over at My Creative Time Pinterest Challenge!

Cindy said...

This is such a GREAT project!AWESOME job with the Pinterest challenge,I LOVE all the sweet details!Thanks for joining us in the My Creative Time Challenge :)

Creative M said...

Gorgeous!Absolutely Precious!TFS

Rosy C. said...

Awwww...how adorable!!! I love the pinterest inspiration! Very Cute Work! I am going to try one of these next time I am invited to a Baby Shower.
Many Sweet Creations...
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Amy C said...

What an adorable baby diaper cake!! Great job with the challenge....thanks for joining us at My Creative Time!!

Hugs,
Amy
http://www.scrappinmommy.com