Learn how to make a diaper cake for a baby shower gift with this easy craft tutorial!

How to Make a Diaper Cake. Easy Baby Shower Craft Homemade Gift Idea.

How to Make a Baby Shower Diaper Cake

Learn how to make a diaper cake with this easy craft tutorial! A diaper cake is an adorable centerpiece for a baby shower or a fun homemade gift for the mom to be.

I love this step by step tutorial for how to make a diaper cake! You won’t believe how easy these this beautiful baby gift centerpieces are to make. Wow your party guests by whipping one up the next time you go to a baby shower.

I’m happy to share this craft tutorial submitted by Briana from idoallmyownstunts.com. Briana created this fabulous diaper cake specifically created for a book themed baby shower. I hope you enjoy her diaper cake craft tutorial!

How to make a Diaper Cake. Simple step-by-step craft tutorial. Perfect for a baby shower party or baby gift. LivingLocurto.com

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What you will need to make a diaper cake:

  • Cardboard cake rounds:  For a three-tiered cake, I used 8″, 10″ and 12″.  (These can be found at Michael’s in the baking section)
  • Cardboard tubing or spent toilet paper rolls (6 should be sufficient)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Diapers – a pack of 78 is just enough (I find Pampers Swaddlers to be the best because they are white and most aesthetically pleasing in ‘cake’ form)
  • Rubber bands
  • Ribbon in complementary colors to the event you are planning
  • Silk flowers
  • Adornments:  I usually like to have a stuffed animal as a cake topper.  Additionally, you can use pacifiers, baby wash cloths, teething rings, baby lotion or powder — anything that fits in with your color scheme
  • (Optional) – Colorful construction paper and text pages from used books (folded together and glued to make small ‘books’ to adorn the diaper cake)


Step 1:  Make the cake structure.

Cut the cardboard tubing or spent toilet paper rolls to the width of the diapers you are using.

Baby Shower Diaper Cake Tutorial

 

Use a hot glue gun to glue the tubes to the cardboard cake rounds.  Three tubes for the bottom layer, two tubes for the middle layer and 1 tube on the top layer.

How to make a Diaper Cake. Simple step-by-step craft tutorial. Perfect for a baby shower party or baby gift.

 

Step 2:  Add the diapers.

Baby Shower Diaper Cake Tutorial

Wrap some of the diapers around the cardboard support tubes and secure in place with rubber bands.  For the outer, exposed, layer of diapers, roll each diaper tightly and place around the edge of the cardboard cake round securing the entire cake tier with a large rubber band.

 

Step 3:  Adorn the cake.

How to make a Diaper Cake. Simple step-by-step craft tutorial. Perfect for a baby shower party or baby gift.

Wrap each layer with ribbon making sure to disguise the rubber bands.  Add silk flowers or other colorful baby items to adorn the cake.  Secure them to the ribbon or under the rubber bands as best you can.  You may need to use your imagination.  If you use glue, be careful not to get any glue on the diapers because the baby shower recipient will surely want to use the diapers after she disassembles the cake.

 

Step 5:  Add your cake topper and other Embellishments

Baby Shower Diaper Cake Tutorial

Because this shower had a book theme, I cut out small rectangles of colorful construction paper and glued text pages from used books on the inside.  Folded together, these made small baby books which adorned the cake.  I made sure my cake topper – the turtle – was reading one of them.

 

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Learn how to make a diaper cake for a baby shower with this easy craft tutorial! Step by step photo instructions for this homemade centerpiece baby gift.

 

How to Make a Diaper Cake

Learn how to make a diaper cake for a baby shower with this easy craft tutorial!
Total Time45 minutes
Yield: 1
Author: Amy Locurto

Supplies

Instructions

  • MAKE THE CAKE STRUCTURE
    Cut the toilet paper rolls to the width of the diapers you are using. 
    Use a hot glue gun to glue the tubes to the cardboard cake rounds. Three tubes for the bottom layer, two tubes for the middle layer and 1 tube on the top layer.
    Baby Shower Diaper Cake Tutorial
  • ADD THE DIAPERS
    Wrap some of the diapers around the cardboard support tubes and secure in place with rubber bands. For the outer, exposed, layer of diapers, roll each diaper tightly and place around the edge of the cardboard cake round securing the entire cake tier with a large rubber band.
    Baby Shower Diaper Cake Tutorial
  • ADORN THE CAKE
    Wrap each layer with ribbon making sure to disguise the rubber bands. Add silk flowers or other colorful baby items to adorn the cake. Secure them to the ribbon or under the rubber bands as best you can. 
    Baby Shower Diaper Cake Tutorial
  • ADD YOUR CAKE TOPPER
    Baby Shower Diaper Cake Tutorial

Notes

If you use glue, be careful not to get any glue on the diapers because the baby shower recipient will want to use the diapers after she disassembles the cake.
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Course: Craft
Keyword: baby shower, party

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  1. Very thanks for this article of making a baby diaper cake. I think now it is really too easy to make a diaper cake. Baby shower party is too interesting when we look into the diaper cake presentation. Diaper cakes are a part of the party and must be so good so that it would really draw the attention of the mother-to-be and the guests. The theme is really good and extraordinary.

  2. I just love this diaper cake, and just wish ll my kids and g/kids are too old, and have no one in the family who might need this type of item. It is georgous!

  3. I might have to tackle this craft for my next baby shower. The cake is precious Briana; your stunts always amaze me!

  4. My sister’s friend did a diaper cake for a shower and I was just trying to imagine what it would look like. This is adorable! I am definitely saving this idea. It is so easy anyone can do it. What a clever and cute way to disguise an otherwise so ordinary but necessary baby gift! Thanks!!!

  5. Fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing my craft and tutorial! It looks absolutely gorgeous. I hope it inspires some of your readers!

  6. What perfect timing!!! My daughter and I are planning her best friend’s baby shower — I will definitely do one of these. Thanks so much for sharing!!!

  7. Please send me ideas on how to decorate your house for EASTER.

    Also what can I use to make a CAKE like a diaper cake but for a birthday party cake?

  8. Thanks Amy! I love making diaper cakes, but never thought about using the spacers. Great idea! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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