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*Expired* My $10 Diaper Cake

by Freebies4Mom on June 7, 2008 2:40 pm

Diaper cakes are a fun and beautiful way to present the practical gift of diapers to an expecting or new mom. I made this diaper cake for under $10. Inspired by Amy’s diaper cake that I shared with you during Craft Week here, I wanted to make my own as a gift for my friend Lisa and her new baby boy. It was definitely easier to make than I thought, and I was able to gather all of the supplies I needed for just under $10. I found that the key to making a diaper cake is to have several different sizes of rubber bands. My diaper cake came out a bit uneven looking because I didn’t have the large rubber bands I needed – I also made the mistake of using brightly colored rubber bands which are just harder to hide with the ribbon.
How did I make this diaper cake for under $10? I took advantage of the Huggies diaper deal at Kroger to buy two packages of newborn diapers. I picked up the ribbon at Walmart. I used free baby samples I had collected to hide as small gifts inside the diaper cake. I wrapped up an old memo board to use as a base. I used craft supplies I had on hand to make a gift tag. Amy’s got instructions and more frugal diaper cake suggestions here.
Have you ever made or received a diaper cake? What other types of “gift cakes” have you seen or made? I’ve also heard of doing something similar with towels.

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Amy September 2, 2008 at 6:49 am

I missed this when you posted it- wow! I just love your ribbon choices and it turned out so beautiful!! Those are just the best gifts and I love how you put the free samples in there. Post a link to yours in my comments today so people can see it- it looks AMAZING!!


Sharon June 10, 2008 at 11:16 pm

I have recently started my own business of making diaper cakes. I call it Cheeky Baby Cakes… get it?? Anyhow, I absolutely love it!! I get compliments all the time on my cakes! If you want to check some of my designs out, you can go to my and go to the post “I bakes it myself”. I have pictures of just a few of the diaper cakes I have made recently!


Growing up June 8, 2008 at 12:06 pm

I love making diaper cakes for my friends, and the host of the showers if they know that I make them pay for all the supplies and its the table center piece. A tip in stead of rubber bands is cake pans! I have a ton of cake pans in all different sizes and the spring loaded ones are the best and then I just use some floral wire and wrap it around and it always works out great! 🙂


Anonymous June 7, 2008 at 4:16 pm

I have been making diaper cakes for about 2 years now and have made about 1/2 a dozen. I try to keep mine to under $20 and always get rave reviews for them. I usually buy Luvs diapers because I love them and they are pretty cheap at my wal-mart ($8). I also get the travel size johnson-johnson pack ($3), take n toss forks/spoon pack ($1), wash cloths ($1), rubber duck ($1) for the top, teething ring ($2), toy keys ($1). I also toss in what freebies I have hanging around. Having a toddler now that has outgrown a lot I have been using the Gerber puffs in the center as a core since I have a bunch stocked up and he doesn’t eat them. I have many ideas and would love to share pictures but don’t know how to/if we can post.


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