Okay, I admit it. I got REALLY into the diaper cake. I over spent time and money. However, in personal defense it was really fun.
I dug through the craft boxes of my attic and browsed and bought things in Wal-mart. I really wanted to do something pink but the ribbon selection was scarce of coordinating hues of pink. Strangely, I couldn’t find any stuffed animals, either. I shopped in the infant and the toy sections. Finally, I decided to be resourceful by using a sunny theme including orange and yellow colors. Let me know what you think.
Here’s where we started:
I laced the cake with tiny yellow flowers to fill in the “blank” spots until I finished. And, I topped the cake with three Sunflowers placed at varying lengths. I tied a small bow around one of the flowers.
To add contrast and interest I used ribbon of different widths, textures, and styles including polka dots, plaid, shiny. gross-grain, wired, and paper. I think it turned out well although I am not 100% thrilled with it. Next time I will use clear rubber bands. The black rubber bands were difficult to camouflage. And, I will not build the tiers out so far. I probably should have had one less layer of diapers to distinguish the tiers better. One final tweak: I would use a larger cookie sheet.
Overall the project was fun. It gave me an excuse to get out of the house alone as Brian kept Beatrice while I gathered supplies. It was a nice diversion from my house work, too. And, I feel good that I am able to give Kelly something that is handmade, useful, and practical. Plus, we will have a great center piece for the baby shower. Even though it could use a little improvement, I think we can add it to the list of “cream of the crop” photos of my earlier post. Don’t you?
Oh, what fun making a diaper cake is!
For my directions on How to Make a Diaper Cake click, here.