Tuesday, August 24, 2010
So, this is not a sewing project but fun none the less ;) Diaper "cakes" are one of our families favorite gifts to give - practical and a nice presentation. They are so simple to make and take very little time also.
We purchase the chargers (round tray) on sale after Christmas and the rubber bands used to wrap the diapers were purchased at the dollar store. I think we have made a dozen of these "cakes" and still not run out from the one bag! One package of diapers will do a nice size cake (we used size 3s here) and a bottle of baby lotion, powder or shampoo stablizies the whole thing in the middle. We bought large rolls of ribbon from Costco awhile back but you can do a cake with just a few yards.
A kind lady taught us how to make the bows ourselves but instructions can be found easily online. A few pins hold the ribbons and bow in place and it's done! I would guess that these cost about $15 or maybe $20 if everything isn't purchased on sale.