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DIY Thursday | v10 Nappy Cake Tutorial

Here is a tutorial for a Nappy cake. They are great for baby showers or just as gifts for expecting mothers. A friend of mine is due soon so I wanted to make her something special and decided on this. 

Supplies
-Size 1 or 2 nappies  (about 60)
-rubber bands of several sizes
-baby bottle or toilet paper rolls (something to be the center of your cake)
-cake tray
-ribbon, fabric, and anything else you want to use to embellish the cake
-hot glue gun
-cellophane plastic


1. Lay the nappy with the top towards you, and roll it down tightly to its bottom.


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2. Wrap a rubber band around it.  Repeat this 59 more times. :)

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3. Take your tray and stick some double sided tape around it, and especially in the center so the bottle will stay put.  It also helps so your entire cake won't slide around when you're done with it.  

 

4. Place a rubber band around your bottle, and then place your nappies around it.  


5. I fit 7 nappies on the first layer.  Now you will place a bigger rubber band around your first layer of nappies facing them inwards.


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6. Start placing the nappies within this outer rubber band.  I was able to fit 13 on the second layer.  One more rubber band around the second layer.

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7. Start your third layer, fitting the nappies in this outer rubber band.  I fit 19 around my outer layer.  Just a tip, make sure and place the smooth side of the nappy roll out, it'll make your cake neater.  Tuck the end of the roll toward the inside.

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8. Next, if you like you can take out a few of the nappies and insert the travel sized baby products or something similar to give it colour.

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9. Now start the next tier of the cake.  I only added one more tier but you can make it higher by adding another. I used 9 nappies here around the bottle leaving room to stuff cotton wool to fill out the gap. You can 1 more tier here or put something on the top instead.

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10. Next we need to hide all of the elastic bands, I used a thick width ribbon and put that around both layers of the cake gluing with the hot glue gun.

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11. To finish embellish it with what ever you fancy whether it being for a boy or girl. I added a little teddy at the top, a headband around the center, a few dummies, dummy clip, headbands and socks. 
You can also package it with a cellophane wrap and ribbon. ( I haven't done that with this one)

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I hope you'll give this a try for your next baby shower, they are so cute, and always a useful gift!

24 comments

  1. Love this hun... My BFF is pregnant & I will be defo making this for her =] Thanka for making this. Can't wait for next week x

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    1. Thanks Lotte, aww yeah you should definatly give it a go :) It's pretty easy. Is she having a girl or boy xx

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  2. Congrats on 100 followers.
    I have always loved making these.

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    1. Thank you!
      I have seen tons of them recently, lots of lovely big boutique ones they look amazing.

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  3. Greet tutorial, thanks! Followed your blog here from the Nice to Meet You Linky Party :)

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    1. Your welcome, thanks for following also following you back :)

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  4. Yay! Thanks for sharing!!


    I saw you on the link up! Great blog!

    Hope you had a good day! Stop by grapefruitprincess.blogspot.com and say hi :)

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    1. Thanks Anni, sure will do popping over now :)

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  5. Fab tutorial. My friend is pregnant so I shall have a go at making one of these for her. Thanks for sharing! x

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    1. Thanks, would be great to see a photo once you've made it :)

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  6. Just stopping by from the Weekend Blog Hop and wanted to say hi. I really wanted a diaper cake for my shower. I knew I probably wouldn't get one since I was cloth diapering and had made it very known, but they are just so cute! I am your newest follower too.

    www.adventureswithcaptaindestructo.com

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    1. Hi Melissa, Thanks for following :) Just had an idea then to make a cloth diaper cake haha!

      Following you back.

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  7. YOu did a great job! I got a diaper cake as a present at my baby shower, and it was definitely a life saver having all those diapers available! I never realized how much newborns got changed until I had one. Thanks so much for linking up with me at Momma Mar's Activity Corner, can't wait to see what you share next week!

    Mar
    ps, I just realized I wasn't already following you -- so I am now! And if you're interested in ever hosting the link up with me, just let me know!

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  8. Very cute! I'll have to give this a try sometime. ;)

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  9. I see these all over the place and it takes a lot of effort not to take one apart to see how it is made. What a great centerpiece for a shower... I'm over from SASS.

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  10. Beautiful! It definitely makes a fun statement and lets the mom get a whole variety of fun and useful items!

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  11. Nice idea! I've seen pictures of these for baby showers but never thought about how to put them together. Thanks for the tips! :)

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  12. Beautiful diaper cake! I make these too - I've been meaning to post about it! Thanks for the inspiration.

    Thanks for participating in SASS!
    http://www.multitestingmommy.com/2012/08/show-some-sass-with-saturday-stop-share.html#more

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  13. This is so cute! Any new mom would love to get this!

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  14. My daughter and I made one for my other daughters baby shower and they are so fun to make! Yours turned out so pretty! Thanks for sharing this at Sunday Blog Love, I'll be featuring this as one of my favorites, so I hope you'll be back again this weekend!

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    1. Thankyou & wow that would be great! I'll be sure to stop by again & link up :)

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  15. I love it! Especially your sweet detail touches!

    Thanks so much for linkin up with me last week! Hope you link up again on Sunday!
    Kristine from The Foley Fam {unedited} Blog

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  16. These are always so cute. Thanks for stopping by SASS. Be sure to come link up again.

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