Learn To Make Your Own Diaper Cake In 3 Easy Steps
If you ask any new born baby’s mother about some of her favorite baby shower gifts, chances are one of the things she will mention would be a diaper cake. Diaper cakes are an ideal baby shower gift when you are not sure what to give. One of the really neat benefits of giving diaper cakes is that you can customize the items that are hidden inside the cake. Spending the time to thoughtfully prepare a diaper cake as a gift really shows that you care and that you put a lot of thought into the gift you are giving.
If you think making a diaper cake on our own is a difficult and time consuming task then you are mistaken. In reality, making a diaper cake is very easy once you know the basics. You can easily create an amazing gift in half an hour. Purchasing all of the items and making it yourself can also save you a lot of money. Plus making your own special gift to give just makes you feel good! Who would not want to receive such a meaningful and beautiful gift?
Here is how to make your own diaper cake:
1) Decide on the size of your diaper cake: The very first step in designing your diaper cake is to decide how large you want it to be. The more tiers you want it to have, and the larger the diameter of the tiers, the more diapers you will have to purchase to build the cake. For example, if you are making a 3-tiered cake, the very top tier would need 5-6 diapers, the second tier may require 10-15 diapers while the third tier may require 30-35 diapers in total. So deciding the actual number of tiers is important in the initial planning stage as it guides you in how many diapers you need to purchase.
2) Form the bottom tier first and then create the upper tiers: The next step is to roll all the diapers vertically to obtain the cylindrical shape and then use rubber bands to help them hold their shape. First, prepare the bottom layer by joining all the bottom tier diapers into a circular shape held together with tape or large elastic bands. Similarly, prepare the second tier and the first tier and use an adhesive such as tape to join all the tiers to one another.
3) Insert special items wherever you want: Tie special decorative items such as ribbons around the cake to give it a special look. Gifts such as baby oil or soap, teddy bears, toys, etc. can be inserted inside of or in between diapers to make the diaper cake into a unique and great baby shower gift.
Making your own gift to give is a rewarding experience and something that the mom-to-be is sure to appreciate. Here is another tutorial about how to make a diaper cake.