Monday, September 10, 2012

DIY Diaper Cake

My dear friend Sarah is expecting her first child and we just threw her a baby shower. We had so much fun making and prepping stuff for her shower!

My friend, Allie, and I made a diaper cake for the shower together.

  • 50-60 diapers (we used size 1)
  • Rubber bands- one per diaper and large ones for each layer of diapers
  • Tray for the base of the cake
  • Decorative ribbon
  • Bottle for the center of the cake
  • Decorative elements for the top of the cake (we used little sheriff booties!)
1. Start by rolling each diaper up and wrapping a small rubber band around it

2. Once all diapers are rolled, start on the base layer by surrounding the bottle with diapers. Secure this layer with a large rubber band.

 3. Continue building the base by adding two additional layers, each secured by another rubber band. This process was simple because there were 2 of us. one holding the layers in place and the other adding the rubber band. I don't think it would've been as smooth all alone!

4. Once the base layer is complete, start the second tier by surrounding the top of the bottle with diapers and secure it with a rubber band.

5. Add one more layer around the first layer of the top tier.

6. Add ribbon around each tier to cover the rubber bands and to add color. We used hot glue to secure the start and end point of the ribbons.

7. Add any other additional decorative elements and you are finished!

This was so easy! I will definitely be making more in the future!


  1. Ahhh, it's held together with a bottle in the center! I would have never known this. So many of my friends are having baby showers coming up, I cannot wait to try this!