Thursday, November 10, 2011

Dressed Up Diaper Cake

Recently I had the honor of hosting a baby shower for my best friend, Heather. I was so excited and of course went directly to Pinterest to begin planning my theme, food, decorations, games....well everything! I chose "Cute as a Button" as my theme and then started pinning.
I decided that I wanted to make all the decorations reusable so that Heather could take them home and have things for the baby. So of course I thought "diaper cake". Now, I love diaper cakes but I was looking for something a little different. I found this one and fell in love!

Pinterest Diaper Cake
So I immediately decided I had to make my own. This one was listed on etsy but that shop has closed and the seller now has a website where she is selling them for $100. Yes $100. Currently some sellers are selling for $89 on etsy....

I went to Micheals and found 4 square nesting paper mache' boxes. I thought they square would be easier to stack and store and reuse than circular. But you could use either. Total cost approx: $20. And instead of fabric I decided to use scrapbooking paper in a variety of patterns that had the color scheme (lavendar and white) that I was using for the shower. Scrap book paper (4 sheets) $2.50. I also bought a white wooden "A" to use instead of the frame. The "A" cost $2.50 as well. Then I had ribbon at home. I bought a pack of diapers, some baby socks, and hats to fill the boxes with...Approx. $30. 

So I cut the scrapbook paper to fit the sides of each box and used mod podge to adhere them. Hot glued ribbon around each box. Added a flower or hand made bow. Filled each box with diapers or the various little things I had purchased. And wah-la :

My "dressed up" diaper cake
I loved how it turned out and I used it as a centerpiece on a table. The boxes can be used for closet storage or for fun dress up boxes as little "A" gets bigger. And of course you got out your calculator and added it my approximate prices and they clearly did NOT equal $100!

Happy Pinning!


  1. I think yours is better than the other one! (No I'm not just saying that)! So now you have done 2 things on Pinterest? I'm jealous ... LOL I'll start doing Christmas stuff SOON! LOL

  2. It's me ... JaneNotmyname!! :O)

  3. Hi Jane! I have done TONS of things on Pinterest. I just haven't had time to blog them :)