Monday, April 8, 2013

How To Make a Diaper Cake

Hello Friends!
My best friend is having twins! I just attended her baby shower and decided to make her a diaper cake. She is going to need all the diapers she can get. So I decided to write a post about how I put it together. You can make a diaper cake with any size diapers you want. I used newborn diapers for this cake.
67 Newborn Diapers
Rubber Bands
Glue Dots
Ribbon (2" and 1/2")
Hot glue and glue gun
Pearl Sewing Pins

How To Steps:
1. Start by rolling up the diapers and rubber band them together. The top tier has 7, middle has 20, and the bottom has 40 diapers.
2. Cut your ribbon to fit the circumference of the tier plus 2". Place two glue dots on the backside of  ribbon and fold it over to create a simple hem.

3. Once you have created your hem add two more glue dots and wrap your ribbon around the middle of the tier. Repeat this step for all three (or more) tiers and if you add additional ribbons.
4. Cut 3D paper flowers with the Cricut and the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge. I cut 3 flower styles in multiple sizes (2 1/2", 3", 4", and 5"). I also cut them in two colors of lavender cardstock.
5. Ink the edges of the lighter lavender cardstock to give it more definition. Then curl them using a quilling tool and hot glue for a stronger hold.   
6. Attach them to the diaper cake using pearl sewing pins. This adds a beautiful touch to the flowers and makes them easy to remove from the cake.
Here is another view of the cake.

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Thanks so much for reading! Please comment and let me know what you think of the project! 



  1. The cake tricked me at first glance. How pretty. And practical for the mother. Well done.

    1. This is the third one I have made. I just love that it is a piece of art during the shower and then so useful afterwards. I plan on using the flowers to decorate a frame for the nursery after the shower.

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