Last month, I attended a baby shower that our youngest daughter and her friends threw for one of their Young Women's leaders at church. The day before the shower, we realized that we had no real center piece for the serving table! Somewhere in the deep reaches of my mind, I remembered seeing a "cake" made from diapers and immediately hit the YouTube website. I found a simple instructional video on how to construct a DIAPER CAKE. (I chose this one because it was simple and completely do-able) It is crazy to me what some people can come up with! Amazing, really.
So, after 10 minutes or so on YouTube.com, me and my daughter headed out to Target and Micheals. We bought size 2 Pampers, Ribbons, pacifiers, wooden dowel rods, Wilton Silver covered cake platter (scalloped edge) and rubber bands.
We got home and started rolling diapers and rubber-banding them just like the video said. Got the diapers into the layers, put 3 dowel rods down into the 3 layers- careful not to tear any of the diapers and then put on the ribbons, bow and pacifiers. I kid you not, it only took 1 hour and 15 minutes to make this cake! Seriously, the easiest and cutest project I've ever done. I wish scrapbooks were this easy! °Ü°
Your next baby shower, you've got to try it. The breakdown in cost:
- Diapers $20
- Ribbon $6
- Pacifiers $ 2
- Dowels $1
- Cake Platter $1
- Rubber Bands $1
Keep in mind, because it was a last minute thing, nothing I bought was on sale, but for around $31 dollars and a little time, we had a great center piece and it ended up being the actual gift that my daughter gave the mommy-to-be. She was so excited about it, she loved that the she could keep it up in the baby's room for a bit before having to tear it down to use the diapers. Shop around, buy less expensive diapers, get your ribbons on sake and you can decrease the cost of this project considerably!
How cute is that? Can't wait to go to another shower! I have so many ideas for my next one. I think this will be my staple gift for showers from now on!