A while ago, one of my blog readers asked me about baby shower decoration and made me think about diaper cakes. I was thinking, if I were to make a diaper cake, I would try to make a giant diaper house. Well, my 3-year-old daughter’s teacher is pregnant and her class moms were planning to throw her a baby shower today. The theme was books and music. And, I thought a mountain village with stairs of mini board books would be a fun idea.
I drew some sketches to plan a few weeks ago. But, wasn’t sure if it’ll work out. I bought a box of Kirkland brand diapers from Costco (size 1-2), but was afraid to open it up. If I couldn’t make the diaper cake, I couldn’t really give the opened and wrinkled diapers as a gift.
But, I’m happy with how it turned out. I wish I had a better removable adhesive and used Pampers diapers instead, but I think it still looks okay. =)
Rolled up the diaper starting from the top edge, wrapped a piece of paper (5.5 x1″) around, and used Scotch tape to close it.
Rubber bands to shape the diaper cake.
Put 4 rolled up diapers together to create a house. Wrapped a pattern papers (12″ x 3.5″) around it. Wrap it tight and use generous amount of scotch tape to close it.
Put a strip of paper (6″ x 1.25″, I think) over the top to make a handle for the book roof. Removable adhesive dots to secure the books.
Make a hole to put the diaper house in. I used cut up fabric, but it would be nice to use onesies or baby wash towels instead.
Lollipop sticks to secure the cake tiers.
I used 12×12 Nursery Suite Specialty Designer Series Papers to decorate the cake.
Foam boards (two layers) for the base.
Stairs for the books. Again, would have been nice to use baby wash towels to fill in the space.
Mftstamps.com flower die, Sizzix Garland die and flannels to make flowers to fill in the gap.
Love these colorful mini board books for the stairs!
Baby Tees wheel stamp for hanging onesies.
For the wishing well, put two tri-folded diapers together. Wrapped it around with twine. Insert lollipop sticks between the folds.
Rolled up dollar bills to fill inside the well. =)
For the well roof, cut a cardstock paper, score in the middle, punched two holes to put the lollipop sticks through. I used hot glue to attach the lollipop sticks. But, used removable adhesive dots to attach the paper to the board book. This way, book won’t be ruined by glue.
Pacifier for the pail. =)
This is my favorite part. It was inspired by Kodak March Photo Craft Contest. I need a new printer, and was trying to come up with creative ways to craft with photos. Heehee. It worked out nicely as it made more meaningful gift for my daughter’s teacher.
I was looking through my photos to find Bailey reading a book. But, found this one that I took 4 months ago.
Water bomb balloon and a white floral wire for the ballon.
Wish I had made it bigger. 128 diapers were used.
I did not attend the baby shower. But, one mom emailed me to let me know that the teacher loved it.
Thanks for visiting my blog today!
Lindsey, I liked your interpretation, “It takes a village to diaper a child!” Teehee. So true!
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