So I’ve been wanting to try to make a diaper cake for a while now. I was just fascinated at how you can make a cake out of diapers and baby supplies!! We had a baby shower today at work for a fellow coworker so I took that opportunity to try it out!! I consider myself a fairly creative person and after watching a few tutorials on YouTube I felt confident! I went and bought a pack of diapers and a handful of baby things (bibs, socks, toys, etc) So I’m not gonna lie rolling the diapers and putting the rubber bands around them kinda sucks! But it really didn’t take that long, I got it done during an episode of American Idol…then I assembled it all the next night during the results show
Here was my first layer:
I used an 8oz bottle for the center and then wrapped each round with a rubber band. This took like 2 minutes! haha
Just added another layer with only 2 rounds of diapers instead of 3. Super easy! I wanted to put a third tier but alas I ran out of diapers. I used a 50 pack so I would buy at the least a 60 pack next time.
Here it is with a few things added…I did add a 4oz bottle on the top and taped it and rubber banded it behind the elephant toy at the top.
Then once I figured out where I wanted to place everything it came together very quickly. I am so pleased with how it turned out and can’t wait to make another one!! It took me 2 hours total, 1 hour to roll the diapers and 1 to assemble. Not too bad. I didn’t keep track but I probably spent about $25 on it which it what I would’ve most likely spent anyway on a gift. Plus it was the talk of the baby shower!!!
All I used to keep it together was rubber bands, scotch tape and ribbon so she will be able to use everything including all the diapers. It was so much fun! I think I might try making a wedding towel cake for a few of my friends that are getting married this year as well!! I love being crafty!!
On another crafty note, I am meeting my cousin in a few days (we live in different towns and we’re meeting in the middle!) and she wants to get another small tattoo but wants me to get something too so after much thought I think I will be getting a knitting related tattoo!! Commitment I know but when have I ever been afraid of commitment!?! You will just have to wait and see what it is though!
Lastly, I work in a salon/spa which gives me the advantage of doing amazing things with my hair. One of the girls loves to do crazy things with my hair (she’s been my stylist for years actually, plus she’s a personal friend) so we were late at the salon the other night and this is what turned out:
Pretty stoked about this!!! We bleached a huge section on top and then she added teal and purple…LOVE IT!! And the nice thing is since I work there, whenever it starts to fade out she can just touch it up quickly!
As for knitting, it’s just been dishcloths lately oh oh oh I almost forgot…I got THE MOST AMAZING knitting needles yesterday from scarymerry on etsy.com:
I apologize for the dishcloth being worked but like I could wait to use them!! The Nightmare Before Christmas ones are size US7 which I use for most dishcloths and the Corpse Bride ones are US10 so it’s a fairly common size. I also got matching stitch markers with both. All are handmade!! LOVE IT!!
Alright that should be it for the night! Now off to knitting cloths!