How to make a Diaper Cake

Makes a great gift for a new mom

By Constance Jones - Anchor

Do you know someone who is having a baby and you want to get something special? Well, a diaper cake makes a great gift for a new mom. 

A diaper cake is simply a bunch of diapers that are stacked together to resemble a cake.  They are decorated with baby items like teething rings, rattles and baby wipes. Once the baby is born, mom can take pieces of diapers off the cake and use them. It's a very practical and fun gift for the new mom.

PHOTOS: Making a Diaper Cake

If you are the crafty type-you can make this fabulous gift by yourself. It's super easy and fun.

Just follow these step-by-step instructions.

What you need:

  • 65-90 diapers ( at least size 2 or 3)
  • 8 oz. baby bottle
  • 4 oz. baby bottle
  • 70-95 rubber bands
  • Five additional big rubber bands
  • Roll of 1/2 to 1.5 inch wide ribbon
  • Hot glue gun
  • Baby toiletries
  • Stuffed animal

Step 1: Start by rolling the diapers. When you roll a diaper, you wrap it with a rubber band so that it will keep its shape. Try to keep the prints on the diaper hidden.

Step 2: To make the bottom tier of the diaper cake. I decided to use an 8 ounce bottle-filled with candy for the mommy. Start wrapping the diaper logs around the base with the rubber bands. This will serve as the first layer of the diaper cake.

Step 3: Next, you need to expand your bottom base. You can do that by adding more diaper logs around the first tier. Make sure you wrap rubber bands around the tier to make sure it's secure.

Step 4: After you are done with the bottom tier, we need to start making the second tier of the diaper cake. The second tier will be smaller than the bottom tier—to resemble a cake. Start off the same way you did with the first tier. Make sure everything is secured with a rubber band.

Step 5: If this is going to be a 3 tiered cake, be sure to use a 4 oz baby bottle. Grab about 8 diapers and use a rubber band to wrap around it.

Step 6: The is the fun part — decorating.  Use a wide ribbon to wrap each tier.  The ribbon should hide the rubber bands. Once you have that done, you can further decorate the cake with more ribbon and bows. I like to put little travel size baby toiletries in the cake. Finish it off with a stuffed animal at the top of the cake.

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