I hope you like this beehive diaper cake I made for my cousin’s baby shower two weeks ago. I almost gave up on making it.
Her baby shower theme was “Mom to Bee”, and I had the idea of making the beehive diaper cake for a few weeks. But, I bought the supplies the day before the baby shower and started assembling it that night. I tried different rolls, folds, tried this and that. But, I could NOT get it to look decent.
I gave up!
I went to bed around 3 AM thinking I’ll just write a note to my cousin that the diaper box is open because I tried to make a diaper cake with it but miserably failed.
I couldn’t sleep well. Woke up around 8 AM and tried again. Thought about giving up again. But, tried rolling the diapers this way and that way… I finally got it to work. I didn’t have enough time. I think I would have made this look better if I started the project a few days sooner. But, I’m very proud of myself for not giving up.
Originally, I was going to use two large foam boards and a baby bottle for the base. I was planning to make a big pom pom bee with wire (pipe cleaner or chenille stem) arms and have it carry the pacifier like she is carrying a bucket of honey. But, I saw this Burt’s Bees Baby Bee Keepsake Photo Box gift set, and thought it would be perfect for the diaper cake base.
I was going to use the baby bottle for the core, but it was just too big for the keepsake box base.
If you’ve made a diaper cake before, you know this is the basic fold. Fold from the top or the bottom end. Let’s call this a regular diaper roll.
But, for my beehive diaper cake, I rolled the diaper from the sideway.
When I overlapped the diapers together to connect, I was able to make the beehive diaper cake look better. Let’s call this a sideway diaper roll.
Use one regular diaper roll as a core and start wrapping the sideway diaper rolls around it. If you want to make the diaper cake look bigger, feel free to use more diapers or baby bottle(s) in the center.
Tie the rolled diapers with yarn to secure the shape.
Gradually coil the diaper rolls narrower as you wrap it taller.
I stuffed more regular diaper rolls in the center to keep the shape nice and tight.
I used a knitting needle to fasten the layers of diaper rolls.
Finished beehive diaper cake. If I were to make this again, I would use white yarn to tie the diapers together.
I asked my son what this looked like, and he said it looked like a some kind of creature. Heehee.
The “creature” looked too plain, so I added some silk flowers. Put the fake flowers through the center of the diaper cake.
The silk flowers were too long for my diaper cake, so I cut the bottom, and secured it with floral tape.
For the beehive entrance, I used a muse studio stamp and a tag die.
Tied the tag on the beehive diaper cake.
Tied black DMC thread around fuzzy yellow pom pom balls to make the bees. I tied them around the yellow yarn.
I think it looks like a beehive. Heehee.
Here is the rear view. I was running out of time, and didn’t get to decorate the back.
Here is a matching card. I just glued a fuzzy pom pom bee on the card with the matching stamp quote. Simple, but cute.
Well, it doesn’t look bad considering I was going to quit making it.
Growing up, my older sister always criticized me for everything I did. But, she gave me a compliment on how nice my beehive diaper cake turned out. And, she suggested I should make one for our brother’s wife who is expecting a baby this year. My sister is good at everything, and it meant so much to me that she liked what I have made. And, my cousin liked it, too.
Please, share if you make a beehive diaper cake. I want to see.