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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
What do you like to do for baby gifts?