A couple of years ago I was lucky enough to attend the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration at Walt Disney World Resort. It was incredible and helped inspire and propel myself and my blog out of the comfort zone I was warm and snug in. It also gave me the opportunity to connect with amazing brands and some of their staff and leaders. I’ll never forget weeping as I listened to Meg Edgin, of Kimberly-Clark, explain the partnership between Huggies and NICU nurses to create a better preemie diaper. Holding that tiny diaper in my hand, tugged on the heart strings of this momma hard! Huggies had always been my diaper of choice because of the way they fit my kiddos and the cute designs, but now I also had a feel good reason which emotionally connected me with the brand.
Easy Baby Shower Diaper Cake
Whether you’re planning a baby shower, or just want to make a sweet gift for new parents in your life, creating a diaper cake is a beautiful way to give a very useful gift or present. They are easy to make, affordable and a great way to share your congratulations and love.
Creating The Diaper Cake
The first time I sat down and looked up ways to create a diaper cake, they were stuffed in the middle with a paper towel roll. I thought that there had to be something that could be included as part of the gift and that it would be awesome to have it be a special surprise for the new parents. These instructions include a bottle of wine or champagne in the middle of the cake! If they don’t drink, you could change it to a sparkling cider or other fun non-alcoholic beverage.
Thick Cardboard Circle or a Round Tray (14″ diameter is a good size)
Fabric (small amount to cover cardboard circle)
Hot Glue Gun
Ribbon (varying thicknesses work best)
String or twine
Stuffed Animals, Baby Items or Other Decoration
One package each Newborn, Size 1 and Size 2 Diapers (you can use other sizes if needed as long as you have 2-3 different sizes)
Bottle of Bubbly, Wine or Other Beverage
- Make the base. Cut thick cardboard into a 14″ diameter circle or find an inexpensive but sturdy tray. After I cut the cardboard, I used scrap fabric and a hot glue gun to cover the base.
- Start with the largest size diapers (for these directions, size 2) and roll them starting with the waistband edge. Secure with a rubber-band and repeat leaving a few undone.
- Place the bottle in the middle of the base and begin surrounding with the diapers. I have found that it works best to put a layer of rolled diapers followed by a layer of flat diapers and then another layer of rolled diapers. You may need to adjust yours with or without to reach the edge of the base. Tie each layer snug to the bottle with the string or twine.
- Once the first level is full and complete, start rolling the next sized diapers (size 1) and securing with rubber-bands. You will then begin to surround the bottle with these, stacking on top of the first layer (size 2.) Make sure this tier doesn’t go all the way to the edge. Secure snug with the string or twine.
- Repeat the rolling and rubber-bands for the last layer with the smallest diapers. You may again need to use a few unrolled diapers to fill in the tapered neck of the bottle. Secure the last tier with string or twine.
- Decorating time! Your stack of diapers should now resemble a 3-tiered wedding cake. Now use the Ribbons to cover the twine or string and hot glue the ends together. Place the artificial flowers, baby items and other decorations throughout the layers. Use a stuffed animal or flower as the topper and voila! You have created a beautiful and special present for the new baby and parents.
Left Over Diapers?
You’ll probably have a few diapers left over which is good. My favorite way to use them is either writing some encouraging or funny notes on the front for the new parents to read during those first few sleepless nights, or creating a diaper wreath (which I will also post instructions for.)
Huggies – Hugbelt
My babies might no longer be babies, but Huggies will remain an important brand to me always. I will continue to share the gift of Huggies with others as long as Huggies continues sharing the importance of a hug with all. Here’s just one more example of how they do this. Check out the Huggies – Hugbelt:
I was invited as an attendee to the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration in 2016 and received a discounted stay as well as gifted items as an attendee. All opinions expressed are honest and remain my own. For more information, please see my disclosures page.