How to Make a Diaper Cake

By: Brittnee Longnecker for
How to Make a Diaper Cake
How to Make a Diaper Cake
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Follow these four easy steps to learn How to Make a Diaper Cake that will put a smile on the face of the mommy-to-be. If you are looking for the best way to make a DIY diaper cake, then you will love this tutorial. You can follow along with this diaper cake tutorial infographic that clearly shows and explains each step.

Diaper crafts are inexpensive and easy to work with since you can use them for so many creative ideas. These baby craft ideas also make fantastic gifts for a first birthday party. Once you're done with your baby craft, you can set it up on the gift table for a unique baby shower decoration.

Estimated Cost$31+

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Primary TechniqueGeneral Crafts


Materials List

  • 70 diapers
  • Rubber bands
  • 1 tall baby bottle
  • 1 short baby bottle
  • Additional decorations such as ribbon, twine, or baby toys

How to Build a Diaper Cake

  1. Roll up the diapers, securing them with rubber bands.

  2. Create the first tier (top level) by placing rolled diapers around the short baby bottle, securing the entire level with rubber bands.

  3. Repeat the same steps for the second tier (middle level), keeping the center clear as shown in the diagram above. Make sure the level is secured with rubber bands.

  4. Finish your diaper cake by creating the final tier (bottom level) by placing rolled diapers around the large baby bottle, securing the entire level with rubber bands. Add the second and top tier to your cake. Decorate as desired.

  5. Congratulations! You've just created a stunning diaper cake!

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A diaper cake is such a sweet idea! I wish I had known about this last year when three of my girlfriends were pregnant, but it's definitely an idea to keep in mind for the future.

I have seen these at showers and had thought I should make one for the next one. But then by the time one rolls around, I forget how it was put together. This is great. I can save it and be ready for the next shower. Diapers are always a wonderful gift.

Where was this when I was planning my sister's baby shower? Great guide!


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