Friday, September 23, 2011

Touchdown Diaper Cake

This diaper cake is great for someone having a boy who is a football fan. The craft was so fast to make also. I love boy stuff because it can be so much simpler.

You will need:


leather fabric (about 6" wide)

grass rug

hot glue



plastic tray

wood letters

rubber bands

yellow goal post was from a Sonic kids meal

1. Roll up a diaper and cut the grass rug the width of the diaper. Glue the ends you cut together to form a circle

2. Rubber band 4-5 diapers together at a time and start filling up the circle.

3. Cut the leather strip next. Make it shorter in length than the grass strip.

4. Hot glue the ends of the leather circle together. Stuff the leather circle like you did the grass one.

5. Put the stuffed leather circle on top of the grass circle and place on the tray. Tie the whole thing together with a ribbon.

6. Place your letters around the cake. I didn't glue them to the cake so the gift recipient can use them later.

7. Place your footbal on top (I didn't glue that either). Then tie on any other embellishments you wish such as binkys, baby combs, socks, etc. Finished!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Cheery Cherrio's Hair Flower

Recently, I saw a boutique that had hair clips made out of soda cans. I was thinking and thinking how I could make those without slicing my fingers off and I finally decided to do something a little safer! Cereal boxes are probably already present in your pantry and with a few extra items, this craft is cheap and easy.

You will need:

Cereal box


hot glue


hair clip

Modge Podge

Button or rhinestone for the center

1. Draw a template petal to trace around for all of your other petals, then cut it out.

2. Start tracing on the backside of the box. Make sure to place your stencils over the logo or whatever else you want to capture.

3. Cut out all of your "petals."

4. Cut out a circle from your felt for the backing. Start hot gluing each petal to the felt in a circular fashion. Make sure to overlap the petals slightly and alternate between really busy petals with really plain ones.

5. Keep gluing!

6. Glue on a second row of petals

7. Modge Podge over the entire flower. This gives the flower a shine and protects it from moisture and tearing.

8. Hot glue on your centerpiece. I picked a simple button so the focus would be on the Cherrio box

9. Glue your clip to the back using a small strip of felt to glue it down

10. Clip in and enjoy!

You can use any color combination for different holidays:

Reece's Puffs + Wheaties FUEL= Halloween

Cocoa Puffs + Reece's Puffs= Thanksgiving

Apple Cinnamon Cherrios + Captain Crunch + Special K(white box) = Christmas

Special K + Captain Crunch = Valentine's Day

Frosted Flakes + Fruit Loops+Special K= July 4th

The possibilities are endless, so have fun!
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