If there’s anything I like to do — it’s shopping — and more specifically than that, I love shopping for a good baby gift. There’s just something so fun and reminiscent about perusing the baby aisles at Walmart and looking for the cutest little outfits and the cutest little baby items. Alea’s only 5-years-old, but it already seems like they’ve come out with so many other new toys and other baby necessities.
I got to wander down those baby aisles again just recently because Cory’s sister recently just gave birth to another sweet little girl! It’s crazy to think that we have 4 little girls in our family now!
To celebrate another little girl cousin, I thought I’d try my hand in this diaper cake making business. I thought it would be a fun and unique gift– especially because after the third child you definitely don’t have a baby shower anymore. Diaper cakes are typically baby shower decor and the perfect baby shower gift, so I thought it would be something special and obviously useful for baby number three for my sister-in-law!
1. 1 package of diapers
2. Hot glue gun
4. Disney Baby items from Walmart
6. 2 Wooden dowels
1. Roll each diaper individually and hold in place with a rubber band.
2. Build the base with 14 diapers and hold all of the diapers together with a rubber band around them. Then place a ribbon around the diapers to hide the rubber band, hold together with hot glue.
3. Add the middle layer with 7 diapers and repeat above instructions.
4. Add the final, top layer with 3 diapers and repeat instructions in step 2.
5. Hold the 3 layers together by adding 2 wooden dowels and placing the middle layer on top of the bottom layer and add the top layer on top of the middle layer.
6. Now the fun part! Add the little Disney Baby items to your diaper cake. Roll-up bibs, add little baby care items, you name it! This is the fun part that can really help make your diaper cake unique.
Top it with a bow and it’s as easy as that! It really only took us an hour or so to make. Alea was eager to help with the diaper cake and did a great job rolling the diapers and putting the rubber bands around them. We really had a great system down. Cory even helped and made the bow all by himself! I suppose you could say that it became a bit of a family affair!
I was always a little bit intimidated by diaper cakes and really impressed with those who could make them, but wow! They’re not as difficult to make as I originally thought. Sure, you could give a package of diapers, but creating a diaper cake, instead is so much cuter! Don’t you agree?
I’m loving this Disney Baby Diaper Cake. What’s your favorite gift to give an expectant mama?