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Wild West Baby Showers

7 Apr

Husband and I are days away from becoming an uncle and aunt, and while we anxiously await the blessed day, I’ve been busy throwing/attending baby showers for my sis. I shared before about the diaper cake my other sis and I made for one of the showers, but here’s how the rest of the decorations turned out:

Here are some more fun photos of the 3 showers she’s had. I just can’t wait for that little munchkin to be here!

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How to Make a Rustic Diaper Cake

13 Feb

As you all know, Husband and I are anxiously awaiting the arrival of our nephew in April. Well, I guess I’m the only one who’s anxiously awaiting, but we’re both excited about getting to spoil the little guy.

The nursery bedding inspired the theme for the BBQ baby shower.

One of the things that is keeping me busy until he decides to arrive is helping to throw a baby shower for my sister. Using the nursery bedding as inspiration, we are planning a BABYQ party, complete with mini BBQ sandwiches and teacup size servings of banana pudding. The invitations and decorations all tie into the theme, but more on that later.

Today I want to focus on the diaper cake my other sister and I created last weekend. We had two goals with the cake: 1) Match the theme and 2) Include as many useful things as we could. Here’s what we came up with.

Making a Diaper Cake

  1. Start with a solid, sturdy base that will be used to transport the diaper cake. In this case, we used a large white platter.
  2. Roll up individual diapers (like a tortilla wrap), using scotch tape to keep them coiled.
  3. Pack the diapers as tightly as you can until the base is the size you want, then wrap your ribbon around the entire layer to hold it together. We used hot glue to keep the ribbon secure, but you can also just tie it.
  4. Create a solid base for the next layer. We covered a paper plate with some cute rodeo scrapbook paper and used pinking shears to cut a cute border into the paper.
  5. Then we stuffed newborn socks into six different bottles to create the next layer. This was my sister’s idea, and I love the way it turned out!
  6. We placed another paper plate on top of the bottles, using a small dab of hot glue on the top of each bottle to add stability.
  7. Then, we created the top layer in similar fashion to the bottom layer, only smaller.
  8. Finally, we created the topper by using more of the ribbon on the two diaper layers, as well as some raffia.
  9. The last step was to tie pacifiers into the top bow and at the center of each diaper layer.

We can’t wait for our sister to see it!