Diaper cakes are not food! They are a wonderful gift for an expectant or soon-to-adopt mother at a baby shower. They look adorable and make a fantastic centerpiece for the shower event too. Every piece of the diaper cake is useful, too. It's made of rolled and stacked baby diapers arranged in "tiers" stacked two or more tier layers high. Between and around the diapers are other thoughtful items such as pacifiers, baby washcloths, onesies, baby socks, bibs, bottles, toys and more. Diaper cakes are popular because they are sure to be appreciated by the new mom, are useful, and presented in a beautiful and creative way.
Two or more guests can go in on a diaper cake gift, allowing more gifts to be arranged together if desired. Here's what a typical diaper cake would need:
What to do:
There you have it! Beautiful and useful!
A note about cloth diapers: Many moms have jumped on the "green" wagon and want to use cloth diapers to keep disposable diapers out of landfills. These diapers are a little more expensive, but are easier to use than the ones that our moms used on us. These days, cloth diapers have Velcro closures and waterproof outer linings.
Learn how to make a diaper wreath and you'll be a hit at the next baby shower you attend.
These baby shower craft ideas can be made ahead of time as favors, or used as group craft projects during the shower.