Wednesday, February 25, 2009

More Crafts to Welcome Baby

Baby showers are so much fun! Here are some of the other little goodies I made in preparation for my friend's shower. I love making diaper cakes. I chose a pretty big topper for this one, so I used a whole box of Costco diapers. Do you want a little peek at what's inside? It's my secret weapon: a roll of paper towels! A large stretchy band keeps the diapers in place while I position them around the paper towel roll and then tie ribbons around each layer to hold them together. for the top layer I used an empty roll that I wedged inside the roll below to form a sturdy center for the top layer.

For favors, we made these pretty candles. The tulle rounds that you get in the wedding section wouldn't quite wrap around the whole candle, but my friend Heather suggested tying them with a little ruffle of tulle sticking up and she was right, they looked darling!

Mix and Match Phrases
One of my favorite Stamp sets is Ordinary Greetings. It is so versatile. To customize phrases further, I cut the words apart to make a whole new phrase! See how the original phrases were "Oh Baby" and "Welcome to the Family". I was able to stamp "To Welcome Baby," which worked perfectly for my cake tag. Gotta love unmounted stamps! I used the same greeting set for the candle tag, along with another versatile set, Mini Occasions. Between those two sets, you could make greetings for almost any event!


Sarah said...

This diaper cake is amazing!! Thanks for sharing your tips on how to make it. Love the little tag you made.

Sarah G.

kolling143 said...

I would have NEVER thought of this diaper cake.....If I ever have to host a baby shower, I will definitely make one of these. Your instructions were awesome!! Your project is absolutely amazing!!

Chelsea said...

I love that diaper cake ... never thought to cut apart the Ordinary Greetings ... that's BRILLIANT!

Thanks for sharing .. have fun at the shower! I love that new baby set too!

Melisa Waldorf Angel #4405 said...

This is so cute! I know your friend just loved it! Thank you for sharing the "how to". I've never made one of these.

Heather said...

Holy Cute! That is one HUGE cake! Everything looks specTACular Julie - you ROCK!

Bridgett said...

I love this!! Will you be my new best friend? LOL You make the most amazing things!

Shi said...

Lovely! I too make diaper cakes. Not like this tho. What kind of bands are those? They look fairly large. And the base you get from Costco too?

Carina / Brazil said...

I've never saw something like this in my country!
I loved!
Tks for sharing!

StampinCarol said...

WOW! What a "cake"!!! I've heard of these but never seen one. Utterly amazing, you clever angel!

Gayle said...

how do you make each layers smaller? Smaller diapers or less diapers and the elastic band squishes them?
Its a beautiful cake.