Diaper cakes are really fun to make! You can do sooo many different things with them!!
This is the one I made for a friend recently, it is pretty simple. You can put just about anything on a diaper cake! (toys, washcloths, animals, nursery decor, pictures, ect)
This diaper cake is on the smaller side I used one small package of size 1 diapers and had about 6 left over.
In order to make this diaper cake you will need:
-Diapers ( depends on how big of a cake you want ) I think size 1 diapers are ideal. Newborn seem a little small to me, but it’s just a preference. I also prefer the swaddlers because they are all white. You can also get organic diapers if you want the beige color, seventh generation is a good brand!
-rubber bands (2 sizes, small for each individual diaper and a few big ones to go around each layer of the cake)
-A center structure. (I used a glass vase, but bottles are an awesome thing to use because they are useable)
-ribbon and/or fabric
-decor of your choice
-hot glue gun
Making the cake
**Click pictures for larger viewing**
1. First, you will need to take each diaper and roll it in. I like to roll from the top of the diaper towards the fold in the diaper.. so you don’t see the edges with the fastners.
Once you have a diaper rolled secure it with a rubber band in the middle *see above*
repeat for each diaper
** it is much easier to transport if you have some sort of solid base (I like hat box tops). You can slide it off on to a table, but I would suggest building it on a wood cutting board or something similar so you can carry it.**
2. Once you have all the diapers rolled and secured with rubber bands you will need to take your center structure ( as long as it is cylindrical — bottle/vase, ect) and put a rubber band around it. Then start making a circle around it inserting the diapers into the rubber band. Make sure you use a rubber band that will hold once you are done with each layer. Just keep adding circles until you get the size you want.
I used 2 circles of diapers for my bottom layer and 1 for my top layer.
You also want to line up your big rubber band that goes around the whole layer with the middle rubber band that is on each diaper *see above*