Last fall my sister held a baby shower for her oldest daughter. (yeah, I know...I'm really slow in getting this posted) Diane is going to be a grandmother for the first time! She is so excited, and I'm so happy for them.
When I heard about the shower, I knew what I wanted to do. I'd seen diaper cakes around the net and really wanted to try it. This one from A Little Junk in My Trunk was my inspiration.
Little Junk in My Trunk diaper cake tutorial and here is her new site, ThriftDee. She will be doing a video on how she made this diaper cake.
I had a selection of empty wire spools that are from my husband's business. (Anybody want some? We get a couple a week, different sizes!)
|Empty wire spools and Jet's front legs :)|
I spray painted the spool a baby blue colour, she knows she's having a boy. I found a small blanket and wrapped the middle of the spool with it for a little accent. I hot glued a thin blue ribbon around both top & bottom edges of the spool for a more finished look.
|Adding ribbon border and blanket around middle|
My oldest daughter, Janice and I (well, mostly Janice) wrote fun sayings on a bunch of the diapers before rolling them up and securing with elastic bands. I had seen something similar done at My Pretty Pennies blog and thought what fun Jenn & Darrin will have when they change the baby and read the notes! They've peaked at a few and have had a good laugh already.
|Janice writing on the diapers and rolling them up|
Once we had them rolled up, we arranged them on the top & bottom layers of the spool, securing them with elastics.
|Assembling the diapers to fit the top tier|
To hide the elastic bands, I found some pretty ribbon, one that says 'It's a Boy' and hot glued the ribbons in place.
|Added ribbon to hide the elastic around the diapers|
They are naming him David, which is pretty cool since my oldest grandson is David! I made a letter D out of cardboard and added mini pebbles from the dollar store.
|'D' is for David, my great-nephew's name|
Using the same ribbons around the diapers, I made a large bow for the top.
I love how it turned out! I think it's so cute and we had a lot of fun making it.
|The finished 'cake'!|
Here is the cake on the table surrounded by more gifts. Not surprisingly, there was another diaper cake there, very different in looks and colour...very cute! Sorry, I should have got a picture of it.
|The 'cake' at the party with a slew of other gifts|
Janice had to work and couldn't make the shower, but my two other daughters (Tanya & Lisa, in the black shirts) were there. This is a picture of them with their cousins, Jenn and her sister Marina. What great looking women!
|My nieces with 2 of my daughters...Tanya, Jenn, Lisa & Marina|
Jenn went around to talk to everyone and out of the tons of pictures I took, this was the only one that wasn't totally blurred!
I need a tripod...
|Jenn and my mom|
Three more beautiful women...and for some reason I don't have a picture of my other sister, Diane, Jenn's mother. She was pretty busy with the shower, it was at her house.
|Mom, sister Sandra and sister-in-law Wendi|
And the two pregnant cousins! They are due about a month apart, Jenn any time now and Lisa in a few weeks. This is Lisa's second child, Kaleb is our second grandson.
|Jenn & Lisa, the pregnant cousins|
It was a wonderful shower and I can't wait to meet David!
If you need to find some creative ideas, you can emulate some unique ones at eDiaperCakes.com. There are so many sweet 'cakes' to choose from.
I'm sharing with-
All Star Block Party -New House, New Home
In The Old Road
Full Circle Creations