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I am so excited to share this tutorial with all of you today! Many of you may know that I am currently expecting my third baby boy, and we are so excited. When we decided to try for a third baby, we were convinced that we would have a girl this time. I have to admit that I was kind of hoping for a girl, but as soon as we found out that we were going to have another boy, I felt like it was right and we can’t wait to welcome him into our home in just a few short months.
Today I am going to share a tutorial for a baby shower gift that any mom would be thrilled to have – a fun and easy diaper cake! You will be surprised how easy it is to make, yet everyone is sure to be impressed. Not only is this cute, but it also is useful, because who doesn’t need a ton of diapers for their newborn? Not only does this diaper cake include lots of diapers, but you can also include other gifts that will make mommy happy. For example, as you will see in the tutorial below, I included my favorite brand of bottles – Playtex Baby™ Nurser® with Drop-Ins® Liners and the Most Like Mom® NaturaLatch® Nipple- as decorations on the cake.
With my first two boys, I struggled with breastfeeding. I did it for as long as I could, and it did get easier, but I still used bottles whenever I needed to. I tried lots of different brands of bottles, but I always turn back to Playtex. I especially love the Playtex Baby Nurser with Drop-In Liners because they are so easy to use and because the unique Nurser System allows my babies to feed with the same natural suck, swallow and breathing patterns as breastfeeding. All you have to do is choose the correct liner size to match your bottle, drop it in with milk or formula and feed your baby. I was able to find both of these great products at Walmart in the baby section, which is the one-stop shop for baby and the #1 place for baby registries. Finally, when you shop for these you will find an On-Pack coupon at Walmart for $3 off eligible 3-packs of Playtex Baby™ Bottles, including the Playtex Nurser 8oz., VentAire 9oz., and VentAire Colors.
Since I tend to switch between bottle feeding and breastfeeding, it is important to me to have a bottle and a nipple to go with the bottle that works well for my baby. The Most Like Mom NaturaLatch Nipple is great, because it is specifically designed for babies that are switching between breast and bottle. I am definitely going to be getting more of these before my new baby gets here – and I will be sure to include these on baby shower gifts that I make like this diaper cake.
Now I am going to show you how to make this great diaper cake – follow along and make sure that you tell me how your turned out in the comments below!
For this Diaper Cake, you will need the following materials:
- Around 60 diapers
- One large circle cut out of cardboard
- Acrylic Paint
- One empty paper towel roll
- Around60 rubber bands (one for each diaper)
- Decorative ribbon
- Glue gun with hot glue sticks
- Stuffed animal or other toy to decorate
- Playtex Baby Nurser with Drop-In Liners and The Most Like Mom NaturaLatch Nipple to decorate.
The first step is to roll each of the diapers up and keep in place with a thin rubber band. Once you have done this, you can set them aside and move on to the next step.
The next step is to cut out a large (14″ diameter) circle out of a piece of cardboard, and to paint it with acrylic paint. I used blue, but you can use whatever color you like or you can use wrapping paper to cover it if you prefer. Then you will use the hot glue gun to attach the empty paper towel roll to the cardboard circle as shown in the picture below.
After you have prepared the base of the cake and the diaper, it is time to start forming it. The way to do this is by encircling the empty paper towel roll with the diapers, placed upright. For the lower level, you will be able to go around three times. In order to keep them in place, get a large enough piece of ribbon to go all the way around the diapers. Wrap it around and tie it, or glue it in place.
For the next step, you will repeat step 3 for the second and third level of the diaper cake, holding in place with ribbon as well.
After you have finished forming each layer of the diaper cake it is time to decorate! I did this by getting a thicker piece of ribbon that says “Oh Baby, It’s a Boy!” and wrapping it around on top of the thinner ribbons. This gives it a really nice look! I then took a left over rubber band and attached the Playtex Baby Nurser with Drop-In Liners and The Most Like Mom NaturaLatch Nipple to a couple of the diapers to keep them in place. You can just set them on there as well if you prefer. I finished it off by placing a cute stuffed animal on top.
I had a great time making this diaper cake, and I would love to get something like this at my baby shower. I hope that you have enjoyed this tutorial as well, and I encourage you to make it and to check out all of the products that I used.