Master this Diaper Cake and you will be the hit at your next baby shower. It is easy and fun to make!
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 a diaper cake, 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?
This diaper cake includes lots of diapers, and you can also include other gifts that will make mommy happy.
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Now I am going to show you how to make this great diaper cake – follow along and make sure that you tell me how yours turned out in the comments below!
Materials needed for this Diaper Cake
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
- Around 60 rubber bands (one for each diaper)
- Decorative ribbon
- Glue gun with hot glue sticks
- Stuffed animal or other toys to decorate
- Helpful baby products like bottles and nipple creams.
Diaper Cake Step 1
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.
Diaper Cake Step 2
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.
Diaper Cake Step 3
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.
Diaper Cake Step 4
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.
Diaper Cake Step 5
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 the diaper cake a really nice look! I then took leftover rubber bands and attached the bottles, liners, and nipples 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 some of the products that I used.
Tuesday 11th of December 2018
Ty for instructions !! Do u have diaper monkey Instr or other animals or jeep crib or stroller ones ?? Ty for ur help and time !!
Marie E Barfield-Bates
Monday 7th of November 2016
I have made numerous Diaper Cakes for showers and I use a Cake Board for the bottom of my Diaper cake.... you can make a hole to insert the Paper Towel cardboard roll in it too.
Tuesday 8th of November 2016
Thank your for your comment and the tip! These are so fun to make :)