Diaper cakes are a fun, creative way to give a new mom the most amazing baby gift in the world: free diapers. Diaper cakes can be elaborately decorated, but are simple to make if you have an extra hour on your hands.
You will need:
- Approximately 50 diapers (we used sizes 1 and 2)
- Small rubber bands
- Large rubber bands or string
- Cardboard square or circle for the base
- Three bottles of baby wash, shampoo or lotion
- Decorations (baby items like rattles or teethers work well)
Rubber band your baby wash (or use a prepackaged gift set) and place in the center of the cardboard circle.
Starting at the bottom of the diaper, roll each diaper like a jelly roll. Use a small rubber band in the center to keep it in a roll. Repeat with all the diapers.
When you finish rolling the diapers, arrange them in a circle surrounding the baby wash. When you finish one layer, secure with a large rubber band or piece of tightly knotted string. Add one more circle around that layer, securing it with a rubber band or string as well.
Create your next tier of the cake by arranging a circle of diapers on top of the bottom inner layer. Secure with a rubber band.
Finish the top tier by bundling together one circle of diapers using a single rolled diaper as the base. Secure with a rubber band and place on top of the cake.
Decorate! Another ribbon wrapped around the cake vertically will hold the three tiers together. Use double-sided tape or sticky Velcro to hold toys and other light-weight baby items onto the cake.
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