Beth's "Belles" and Whistles

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A Crafty Afternoon

Hello all,

I hope everyone is having a wonderful afternoon -mine has been rather crafty!  While Meagan was taking her afternoon nap, I was able to assemble some cute little diaper cakes for a shower that my first blog follower is hosting for her niece in May!  Side note to Moms of toddlers:  Don't you just LOVE your child's NAP TIME?

Anyway, here is a pic-tutorial of "how to" make your own diaper cakes using the ones I made today:

First, roll all of your diapers, decorative facing inside, securing each one with a clear plastic rubber band!

Turn on your glue gun and let it heat while rolling the diapers!  You can't be crafty without owning a glue gun!

Hot glue your paper towel roll to the center of your cardboard cake base.  Remember, I crafted my base from a foam board purchased at the Dollar Tree!

Start placing your diaper rolls on the base around the paper towel roll, facing the "fluffy side" of the diaper roll inside!

Use some curling ribbon to hold and secure your first layer of diapers to the base. 

Wash, rinse, and repeat - well, just repeat until you have a three-tier diaper cake!

Add decorative ribbon, securing with hot glue gun! 

Only glue ribbon to ribbon, do not damage any of the diapers while decorating the cake!

Once you finished decorating with ribbon, add some shredded topping to the cake!

Finish your cake by adding the final touches!  Today, I finalized my cake with pieces from a $4.99 John Deere tractor play set!

I felt quite crafty on this Tuesday afternoon and completed two side cakes to accompany my John Deere three-tier cake!  I loved the adorable baby "Working Boots" that topped my side cakes, don't you?

I hope I've inspired you to have a crafty afternoon of your own! 


  1. Love it!!!! You have made it look very easy!

  2. Thanks Ginger!!! It really isn't all that difficult- it just takes some time and a little creativity! Time being the most difficult factor!