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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Baby Shower Diaper Cake

I decided to make a diaper cake for my daughter's upcoming baby shower. Take a look, hope you like the pics.





To make this I used 8 diapers on the top tier, 22 diapers on the second tier, 44 diapers on the third tier and 66 diapers on the bottom-fourth tier.

To make this I rolled a Pampers size 1 diaper from the open waist edge to the crotch edge. Secured it with a rubberband. Once I had 8 done, I placed one in the center and surround it by the other 7. I then secured them all together with another rubberband. This was my first tier.

For the next tiers I followed the above and made another 8 diaper circle then I stuffed additional diapers in between to make another outer layer around the seven. This become my second tier. For the next two tiers I did the same thing just adding another outer layer around each time to increase the layers.

Using a cardboard cake platter found in the cake decorating department I placed the fourth layer on top. Then I placed the third tier on top of the fourth tier added two dowel rods down the layers on opposite sides. This helps keep the layers together. Then I added the second tier on top of the dowel rods and then the top layer. I placed wide ribbon over each layer to hide the rubber band. And then added a big bow with the matching ribbon. I then used thinner ribbon to secure different baby items all around the cake. After it was all completed I wrapped the entire cake in tuille (pic not shown) with a big bow on top to deliver it to the baby shower.

This was a lot of work but the end results were so worth it. I think it turned out fantastic. Hope you like it and are inspired to try one yourself.

Baby Shower Stroller Decoration

This baby stroller was created in the Make the Cut software and cut out with my Cricut. I am not the creator of this wonderful idea. It was shared with me by a wonderful person over on the Make the Cut forum: Rachellann. Rachellann designed this file and shared it with me so that I could make one for my daughters upcoming baby shower. Someone on the forum suggested that it could sit on the refreshment table and hold either nuts or mints.

Thanks Rachellan for sharing this file. If you would like to see this file or other creations she has made you can visit her on her blog: rachellsmanycrafts.blogspot.com or over at the Make the Cut forum: make-the-cut.com.

Baby Shower Treat Holders

Baby Bootie Treat Holders

I made these Hershey Kiss treat holders for the refreshment table for each party guest attending my daughter's baby shower.

To make these treat holders, you will need a beverage size paper napkin, plastic disposable bathroom cup, three cotton balls and ribbon approx 13 1/2" long. Unfold the napkin, place the cup almost in the middle of the napkin. Place the three cotton balls beside of the cup to form the toe section of the bootie. Pull the paper napkin up over the cotton balls and the cup, stuffing it into the inside of the cup. Tie the ribbon around the middle of the cup, ending with a bow. Fill with Hershey Kisses (takes about 7 pieces for one). Makes a cute treat holder to add to any baby shower. Make one for each guest coming.