Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Diaper Cakes

It seems as if everyone and their cat is having a baby in the next few months or has just had a baby, so I thought I'd share some photos of diaper cakes I've made in the past. Maybe it will inspire you (well you can pretend for my sake, okay?) to make something fabulous of your own! You don't need to spend a lot of money to make these wonderful. Use what you have and scout the discount stores to find little goodies to put on them.

We'll start off with the first one I ever made. As you can see, my very expensive looking cardboard tray covered with aluminum foil makes a great platter! I tended towards the pastels on this one and used "after dinner" mints in the bottle as a treat.

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For this one, the platter is slightly more sophisticated: an old deli tray from Sam's Club that we scrubbed off. I stole this yellow ribbon from my mom's stash. If you looked hard enough you could probably find a picture of me as a kid wearing a hairbow made of the same exact stuff.

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Since I was leaning towards a slightly brighter color scheme, I put flavored Tootsie Rolls in the bottle to give it a little extra pizazz.

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Did you know that Papa Murphy's will give you an extra pizza tray if you ask? Proof is right here! I found this cute little "Got Milk?" baby set at Big Lots! for not a lot of money and used it as my color inspiration and theme. There are probably pictures of me with a navy blue hairbow too.

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Lastly we have my most recent creation. This one was a little harder since I made it here in The Netherlands and didn't have access to the store of Mom and everything is just so expensive here. I found little metal tray 2 euros which I then covered up with this little ribbon blankie. The friend I made this for didn't want any bottles since she was planning on getting some special ones, so I found this cute little frog that was folded out of towels. I need to learn how to make these for myself cause I thought he was mighty cute!

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What do you like to do for baby gifts?

17 comments:

blushing rose said...

Adorable!

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Ashlee@fatmomblog said...

I love Diaper Cakes but haven't actually made one. Yours are really cute!

Nancy Campbell said...

I am in awe. I couldn't ever do something this creative/crafty.

I buy gift cards to Target for baby gifts. So ashamed.

brainella said...

These are amazing! :-) Being a librarian, I tend to give a LOT of books. Books and bath toys. People tend to forget both items so they are usually well received.

Unknown Mami said...

Wow, I would have loved to get one of those when I was expecting.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

They are totally adorable!

Wizardress said...

These are great, and you know I loveeee the one that you made for BJ. It's my favorite diaper cake of all the ones I've ever seen.

thamarai said...

woow! This is so cute and creative...you make such wonderful things out of simple stuff..:)

Erika said...

I love those they are so cute and colorful!
Erika

Noodle said...

I do baby blankets... of all kinds... oh and beady socks for little girls... They are so cute... maybe I should post on beady sock hum great idea thanks kim =D

Cat said...

I LOVE the frog one!

Before having a baby, I bought clothes or from the registry. Since having a baby, I buy diapers and offer to hand down clothes.

One thing with diaper cakes- let the person know what size the diapers are. I got one cake that was a ton of diapers in all different sizes, none of which were marked. Usually the diaper companies do it, but if they don't, it's good to know.

Kara @ His, Hers and Ours said...

Love, love, love this! I have seen them done before, but never have attempted them. Cute!

JaelCustomDesigns said...

Popping in from SITS!

Great work! Very pretty & creative.

Jenn @ Livin' the Simple Life said...

I'm going to a baby shower on Sunday and another next weekend! There must be something in the water...

Cute cakes! I bet I see one at the showers I'm attending. Stopping by from SITS.

Kristin said...

Love diaper cakes and they really are so much fun to make. Thanks for sharing! Visiting from SITS!!

Kori said...

I got two of those for my baby shower for Owen; they are so fun!

Amy said...

Amazing! Do you want to come to my baby shower :) Seriously, all these hidden talents keep popping up. I think your most recent is my favorite. I really need to learn how to make diaper cakes. I love them!

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