I'm wanting to start making diaper cakes, just simple ones for now.. until I can build up a good lil business to buy better decorations! Basically just for diapers, ribbons & bows for now!
$10 for diapers
$5-10 for ribbon & bows
So about $15-20
My sister made one for me for my baby shower..she just used ribbon and bows and bought a few small items to put on it..a pacifier, little baby shoes, rubber duck and some other things. It cost her about $25 to make.
im sorry i looked it up here it is To form the top of the diaper cake, roll up a diaper, starting at the 'open' top end. Wrap a rubber band around the rolled diaper to stop it from unrolling. This will form the center of the layer; an alternative is to use a baby bottle instead. Add 7 more diapers to the rubber band. For the middle layer, make another top as instructed in the previous steps and then add about 15 more diapers around it using a big rubber band. For the base, make another middle layer and then add about 30 more diapers around it using a big rubber band. Now that you know how big your cake will be, cut a circular base out of cardboard. Place the largest layer of the cake on the cardboard base. Or, use a decorative plastic tray or even a pizza pan from the dollar store. Remove one or two diapers and replace with a gift. Inside each layer, hide a surprise such as a coupon, a doll, some cream, or a piece of baby clothing. Once you have the gifts inserted into each layer, assemble the remaining tiers of the cake. Secure them together by carefully inserting 1 or 2 wooden dowels through the base layer and then carefully stacking the other two layers on top of it, being careful to get the dowels between the diapers and not through any of the diapers. Add a ribbon around each layer to cover the rubber bands. To finish off (and help transport) you can wrap the "nappy cake" in cellophane or netting. Tie at the top with a bow, or add a stuffed animal to the tie for a "topper" to the cake
I made a diaper cake for a friend, and it cost me under $20 for it. I basically just bought these: I bought size one (56 in a pack) I bought two packs.
Then the ribbon I bought at target--the gift wrapping kind, I wrapped each individual diaper with a piece of ribbon, and then put a rubber band around one tier and then tied a thick piece of ribbon--I got it at micheals for $1
You don't really need bows, I just bought a cheap stuffed animal for the baby and tied it to the top. If you want to make it a little bit fancier--buy the cheap $1 bottles at walmart or target and tie those to it. Also--go to target and look in the clearance section for cheap baby pants and onesies--they always have them. this makes it a lot cheaper. The only other thing I would suggest is instead of buying the thick spool of ribbon, I would buy a pack of recieving blankets and tie those around the tiers instead. Also--Johnson & Johnson sells a travel pack--I just popped these underneath the ribbon to give it an extra little oomph
A package of diapers from Wal Mart is between about 9.99 and 24.99 I think (depending on number of diapers). You can pick up ribbons and bows there to from probably a buck per spool of ribbon. You should be able to make a small one for around fifteen bucks or so.
You can get a mega pack of Huggies or Pampers for $9 and a spool of ribbon at walmart for $2. Assuming you have a hot glue gun and rubber bands at home you could get started for under $15.