THE pepper EXPRESS: DIY Nautical Diaper Cake

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

DIY Nautical Diaper Cake

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My sister is having a boy! Within the next couple of months I will be an auntie and I will have an adorable little nephew to spoil. Since my sister Raquel lives in Montana, she will be flying to California to have a baby shower here with all our California relatives. And I will be hosting! We decided on a Nautical theme for the baby shower. Now, I have thrown baby showers before and if you don't keep a budget, things can get out of hand. When I knew I was going to make a diaper cake for the center piece, I was afraid of the cost of the diapers. I checked out our neighborhood Family Dollar Store and found Huggies Diapers on sale! I grabbed size two diapers because being a new momma I understand how fast those newborns grow out of size one and two! 
While I was at the Family Dollar Store I grabbed some other necessities that I needed to make the Diaper Cake. 
Here are some of the required products you need to make a Diaper Cake:
50 Diapers rolled up with rubber bands
Large and Small Rubber bands
Circular base (I used an actual pan)
2 1/2 in ribbon at 5 ft
3-4 wooden decals (I chose sailboats and anchors)
Crinkle paper
4 chopsticks
Glue gun with 2 sticks of glue
Step one: Roll all of your diapers with the small rubber bands and set them aside.
Step two: Take four rolled diapers and gather them together and secure them with a large rubber band. Then glue them to the bottom of your circular base. Add two more layers surrounding your four diapers and fasten another large rubber band around them:
Step three: Repeat step two for each tier, eliminating a layer of diapers. This will allow you to have a three tiered cake.
Step four: Measure your ribbon for each tier. Cut the ribbon for each tier and using the glue gun secure the ribbon the back. Add a few chopsticks or dowels in the middle of your cake to give it a good structure. Then I used the crinkle paper as a garnish:
Step five: Glue each decal on the tier of your choice:
This cake is not completely finished because we are waiting for the name of my little nephew. I would like to print out a sign and glue it to the top of the tier right under the sail boat:
What will you buy at the Family Dollar Store?
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