Thursday, October 23, 2008

How to make an inexpensive diaper cake.

I saw a diaper cake that Suzanne made on her site.
Thank you Suzanne for making me creative again.

I thought what a great Ideal. {My daughter} Amy's baby shower is Saturday. So I went shopping and had sticker shock. Baby's are not cheap.
I told Hubby , Wow Shes going to have to take the baby back and get a refund. LOL Just kidding. But There was only 1 baby item for .99c in the whole store. And passafierss were $3.99. I am not going to list any other prices other than what I spent.
I bought
1 bag of diapers abt $7.00 for 56 size 8-14 lbs
1 pack of bow barrette's. abt $2.00
3 yards pink ribbon at 1.39 yard = $4.17
crape paper $1.50
1 blue teething ring . 99c
1 roll paper towels .99c
Stick pins $2.00
Rubber cement $ 1.00
So this cost less than $20.00
to achieve this cake so far. I will look for a few other toys. But the original cake called for a blanket in the middle of cake .
I could have bought lots of other expensive items.To where I could have spent $50-150.00 or more if I wanted to go all out. But I am making a baby blanket and I bought a few other things. That will go with this gift.
I made a crotched top on my cake it will be used for a baby hat when it is finished.

Here are pictures of the steps I used to make the cake. I put rubber bands together to hold the diapers together around the paper towels. Each diaper is held together with a rubber band. The ribbon is held on with a stick pin. The crepe paper is glued with rubber cement.

See simple can be beautiful and inexpedience.

The blanket in the back ground is another project I am working on for her.
Go visit Kelli for more show and tell.


Wendy said...

Wow! Looks like you did well!! You'll keep us posted on the shower, I hope (pics, pics, pics).

Rocks said...

that was nice! do you think I can do it too? I'm thinking it would be nice gift this christmas :)

by the way, thank you for visiting my thakful thursday post. :)

white_lilly said...

What a great idea! I really like it! It look fairly inexpensive and easy to do, you are very creative I'll have to make a note of this one for future reference

Anonymous said...

thank you for dropping by my site. hope to see you again next week. may God shower His blessings upon you now and always.

wee-ve said...

all made of diapers?? This is amazing.

Thank you for the comment on my blog.:)

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Wow...good idea with the paper towel roll in the middle!!

I've made a few of these cakes, too!

Manuela said...

What a cute idea and so useful! I'm sure it will be appreciated!


Hootin' Anni said...

cute, cute, cute!!!!!

My show n tell is finally posted on the hub...come on over if you can find time. Happy weekend to you too.

ceekay said...

Thanks for the step by step lesson! I have always enjoyed thoses as a gift.

Chez Nous said...

Your diaper cake is really pretty. I received one at my baby shower and it was one of my favorite gifts. I was thinking about making one for a friend but I really wanted pink diapers and you don't seem to be able to find them anymore - diapers have gone co-ed or I guess non-gender specific would be a another way to phrase that!

Melissa Wertz said...

That is so adorable! thank you for sharing!

Constance said...

What a cute cake! I was wondering how the end result was going to look and I must say, it turned out great! I've seen these before but never tackled them! Our oldest daughter is expecting again and if it's a boy this time (after 2 girls) she'll probably have another shower. I need to tuck this idea away in the brain file! Ha Ha!

Last week I shared about my Grandma's trunk, the "before restoration" photos. I got it back and I have posted its transformation on today's S&T.

Gail said...

Great job and great idea!

Michelle said...

Hey Grammy!

That is the most unique thing I have ever seen done with diapers in my life. It's adorable. :)

Carla said...

THAT IS SO PRETTY! I recently found a site that explains how to do this, but yours is better! I can't think of a better baby gift than diapers! (congratulations again on the first grandbaby girl-how is mom doing???)

Alice said...

Wow! This is awesome! I looked at the other lady's cake as well. I have never seen anything like it. And it really looked easy to make! I will definitely keep this in mind. Thanks for sharing :). (And thank you for visiting my blog at the shadow of the cross.)

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

It turned out adorable! What acute idea.

Pitts Academy said...

very cute! I love the idea of the paper towel in the middle. I made one of these before and I just used the roll w/out the towels and double thickness of the diapers.. This way is a little cheaper :)

Cheryl said...

Oh my goodness how neat! I will try and remember this for my niece as we just found out she was pregnant! Thanks for sharing~~

Jean said...

Cute idea!

Lisa Ann said...

That's beautiful! I had no idea how inexpensive they are to make.

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...


Grandma Faith said...

That's a wonderful idea. It looks so pretty!

Mrs. Miles said...

Oh WOW -

this is so amazing. I bet the lucky mom was stunned at such a pretty, thoughtful and HAND MADE gift.

I am going to remember this - too cool

Thanks so much for sharing.

~ Barb

Frazzled Mom said...

Very pretty. I bet Mommy was impressed. Very practical to boot! I love that! I also make them with cloth diapers and baby socks.

Linda C said...

This is one of the coolest things I've seen! How creative- I love it!!
My daughter-in-law is having a shower in Dec. --hmmmm... :)
Thanks for sharing the details!
~Linda C

Tammy said...

That turned out beautifully! I made one about 6 years ago - they make great centerpieces at baby showers.

Susie Homemaker said...

OKAY...we need another baby so I can make one of these...oh girls!!!


Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Thanks for the instructions for making the diaper cake!


Anonymous said...

Your cake looked great! Great idea using paper towels! I did use a baby blanket at my mom's request, but next time I will keep the paper towels in mind to keep the price down. Thanks for linking me! Have a great shower!

Kathy said...

Love your diaper cake! My daughter got one at her baby shower and it was a bog hit. I'm sure yours will be the envy of the of the other guests!

Bluebirdy said...

Can someone tell me what is the pink thing covering the end of the paper towels? Thanks

FourOf5zs said...

So adorable!

Jackie said...

That's awesome!