Saturday, January 15, 2011

Nautical Diaper Cake

"A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for."
I love baby showers for first-time moms. Everything is opened with wonder, smiles, and a great appreciation. I like to make diaper cakes since they are practical, useful, and decorative.
Below is a Nautical-themed diaper cake to match the nursery of the mom and baby it was made for.
You will need diapers (I like big sizes so they can enjoy it awhile before breaking the cake down), fabric: I chose burlap and a navy blue printed fabric to fit the theme, ribbon, fish netting, a bottle, a tray, and whatever toys, socks, binkies, or other goodies you want to attach.
Roll your diapers. I secure mine with clear plastic rubber bands.
Fold your fabric inside out in half. Sew the seem shut, or glue if you are not a sewer. Then sew the ends together to make a ring. Turn right out and iron.

The top ring of the cake should be smaller than the bottom ring. I did not sew the burlap to make it look rustic

Start stuffing your diapers in the rings.

Stack 'em up. Tie ribbon around the hole cake vertically to secure the layers together. Drape your netting over the top. Cover your bottle in fabric and tie with a bow. I put a small dab of hot glue to stick it to the top. Not too much or the diapers will be unusable.

Set the cake on your tray and tie on your toys

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