April 19, 2011

➷ 1$ Diaper Cake ➹

This was not the post I planned for today- I had spent hours on a project set to "debut" today but still need to take pics (it's been very rainy). My efforts were foiled when our baby HUGE FAT CAT threw up IN OUR BED last night. UGGH! No pics of the bedroom now-
THEN this morning I FAINTED! Like, what? Who does that? Now I am achey and feel sore and have to send out a less exciting back up post.

Anyhow, awhile back I mentioned that I was going to do a diaper cake. I'm working on the shower with a friend so we came together to decide on this idea for two reasons. One: she had the extra diapers of a style that wasn't working for her daughter. Two: I wanted to create balance for the table and was worried about not having enough height. 

I've shared my inspiration picture- and there are a ton to chose from. I mean the Internet is filled with ideas! I knew I wanted one more decorated and less "diapery" as I figured it would look more cohesive. We  used newborn diapers and did sort of two and a half tiers held together by a baby powder bottle. Each diaper is rolled and secured by clear (hair) rubber bands. We had planned to use wide ribbon but then had an idea to use card stock- which we still had plenty of. This way it would cover the diapers, provide a a nice smooth surface and we could return the ribbon.

We got the grass from Hobby Lobby at a 50% sale so it cost us a buck.
Diapers were some that my partner didn't like and wasn't gonna use- so they were upcycled.
Stickers and card stock were already purchased for the the pennant,
gift bag, and cupcake toppers.





Grand Total: 1 Buckaroo!

Thanks for reading!
- Becca - 

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5 comments:

  1. what a brilliant idea! Last baby shower I threw with a friend, she spent $20 on the ribbon for the diaper cake. I about died and thought there has to be a cheaper way, and you found it. Thanks!

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  2. CUTE!!! I've never seen one like this!!

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  3. This is FAB! My best friend is having her fist baby in August--what an awesome idea. I mean, I've seen these before, but not like this!!!! AWESOME JOB!

    If you get a chance, please stop by!

    http://bcheniful.blogspot.com/

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    Thanks!
    Brandi at B.Cheniful

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  4. Hope you're feeling better after fainting. I totally get the cat throwing up in your bed. That's always a fun gift to clean up! We just had that surprise last week!

    Anyway, this is a really cute twist on the normal diaper cake design. Love it!

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  5. Great diaper cake!! It would be a perfect link-up at the Pretty Packages Party starting today!
    http://blackberryvine.blogspot.com/2011/07/pretty-packages-party-11.html
    Hope to see you there!
    Smiles!
    Jami

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