Friday, June 17, 2011

Safari Diaper Cake Craft ~ Tutorial

When planning my niece Paige's baby shower I found this great diaper cake tutorial on Plan the Perfect Baby Shower, and decided to make one myself. It was so easy I thought I would share it with all of you too. It make a super cute center piece, as well as a great usable gift. You can check out the directions on Plan the Perfect  Baby shower, or just follow along here if you'd like to make one too.
All my supplies!

  • 37 Size 2 Luvs (any brand of diaper will work)
  • 28 Size 1 Luvs (any brand of diaper will work)
  • 65 Small Rubber Bands
  • 6 Large (X-Larger) Rubber Bands
  • 15 oz Bottle of Baby Shampoo
  • A Small 4oz Baby Bottle (or something of that size; I used a small Garanimals Wood & Plush Elephant Stacker Toy)
  • 3 Large Buttons
  •  1 ½ in Ribbon
  • 5/8 in Ribbon
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Hot Glue
  • Cake Platter 
  • Other Baby Toys and Items

Start with a Diaper and Small Rubber Band

 Open the Diaper, and...

... roll it up.

All rolled up.
Wrap in a Rubber Band. Repeat until all the diapers
that are needed are rolled and secured in a small rubber band.

Place a 15oz bottle of shampoo on the cake platter.

Place a large rubber band around the 15 oz. bottle of
Baby Shampoo in the center of the platter.

Begin the 1st layer of the bottom tier by
placing the size 2  rolled diaper between the bottle,
and the rubber band.

Place the size 2 rolled diapers all a way around.
Place a large rubber band around the 1st layer of rolled
diapers, and insert another row.
Place another large rubber band around,
and repeat to create a third layer.

For the middle tier place a large rubber band a
round the top of the 15 oz bottle, and place size 1
diapers around the bottle, do this twice. 


Place the Garanimals  Elephant Stacker Toy
(or 4 oz bottle) on top to make the top tier.

Place a larger rubber band around the toy,
and insert rolled size 1 diapers around the toy.
Wrap 1 1/2 in ribbon around the diaper tiers,
and hot glue to secure into place. Hot Glue large
buttons on the seems of the ribbon. Create bows
with the 5/8 in ribbon and hot glue around the top.
Add the other baby items around the diaper cake.

 There you have it, a complete diaper cake!!!
I also found this very cute Upaint Jumbo Piggy Bank at my local Ben Franklin, which you can find at that I painted with my own ceramic paints I picked up at Wal-mart, and had guest sign at the baby shower as a keepsake. It turned out so cute I want to paint a few more, one for each of my boys.


  1. Love this!!! you did such a great job!!!

    ps thats the name that i hope to name my future kid :)

  2. Super cute project! Thanks for linking up! I'll be featuring this super cute diaper cake! I hope you stop back again and show more fun things you've made!

  3. Hi! Stopping by to invite you to link this up to Thrifty Thursdays. Blessings!




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