Make a diaper baby cake to give to an expecting mother at a shower. A cloth diaper cake is a fun craft that everyone will love. It is made of baby centerpieces, shampoo, lotion, toys, and bottles. Everything is wrapped in diapers and can be covered with a baby blanket. Invite everyone attending the shower to bring an item to add to the cake. Make a diaper baby cake before the shower and present it to the expecting mother during the shower.
Things You Will Need
* Thick cardboard
* 60-100 diapers
* 60-100 rubber bands
* 4 large rubber bands
* Large bottle of lotion
* Medium size of baby powder
* Small baby bottle
* Gift cards to the expectant mother's favorite restaurants and stores
* Blanket, bibs or towels
* Ribbon and bows
* Rattles, toys or stuffed animals
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Step 1Cut the thick cardboard in a circle. It should be the size of the bottom layer of the baby cake.
Step 2Roll up each diaper and secure it with a rubber band.
Step 3Place the large bottle of baby lotion in the middle of the cardboard. Place the rolled up diapers around the bottle vertically and secure them to the bottle with a large rubber band. It is easier to make a diaper baby cake with two people. One person can hold the diapers while the second person can secure them.
Step 4Place rolled up diapers vertically around the first layer of diapers and secure this layer with a rubber band.
Step 5Place the bottle of baby powder in the middle of the first layer of the baby cake. If the bottle of baby lotion sticks out above the first layer, you might not need the bottle of baby powder.
Step 6Secure rolled up diapers to the baby powder using a large rubber band.
Step 7Place the small baby bottle in the middle of the second layer. Wrap rolled up diapers around the bottle vertically and secure with a large rubber band.
Step 8Stick the gift certificates or gift cards in between the different layers.
Step 9Cover the baby cake with a baby blanket, baby bibs or baby towels. Secure them to the cake with ribbons.
Step 10Add baby rattles, toys and stuffed animals to the cake by attaching them with ribbon.
Step 11Finish off the cake by putting a cute stuffed animal or toy on top of the cake.
A diaper baby cake is a fun surprise for expecting mothers. Be creative when making the diaper baby cake. If the baby's name is already choosen, add items that display the baby's name. This will give the cake a personal touch.
Tips & Warnings
* If the diaper baby cake is wobbly, secure the layers in place by putting a wooden rod through the middle layers.
* Try to put something fun for mom in the cake. A gift certificate for a night out or a CD of her favorite music will make her feel special
* Instead of using cardboard as a base for the cake, a platter can also be used.