Large bowl or similar thing
Diapers (amount can vary)
Two rubber bands
Two ribbon lengths
Baby doll or other toy
Small gifts, such as baby socks and washcloths (optional)
Okay, a diaper cake is an adorable thing, especially since it will definitely be one of the new mom’s favorite gifts. But if you go to a lot of baby showers you might be a little tired of the traditional, tiered diaper cake. So, for a shower that you’re hosting, or just as a gift to a new mom, make something different. She’ll fall in love with a diaper cake that looks nothing like a traditional diaper cake, and is much easier to make.
A baby in a tub is a cute scene for a shower and the fact that it’s also a diaper cake makes it appropriate as a centerpiece for the table. It’s very easy to craft a tub diaper cake and you don’t absolutely have to use a baby doll. To begin, though, get a large round bowl, a round wicker basket, or something similar, to create the tub.
Lay a large bath towel on a flat surface and set the bowl in the middle of it. Bring the towel up to the edge of the bowl on the sides (you might have to fold it when you get to the edge). On one side, gather the excess, and put a rubber band around it. Tie a ribbon on to conceal the rubber band. Do the same to the opposite side.
Newborn diapers are the perfect choice for making the unique cake. Open a diaper (you might need more than one) and lay it in the bottom of the bowl so that the bottom of the “tub” can’t be seen (this step is not necessary if you’re using a white bowl). Then, set the baby or other object in the bowl. Besides a doll, you could use a stuffed animal, or some plastic tub toys.
Create the look of bubbly water by rolling the diapers and placing them around the doll or other toy. Remove one diaper from the pack, roll it from the opening, to the fold, and then place it in the tub. Do that again and again until you fill the tub and the diapers are packed tightly in it.
The tub gift contains a toy (or more than one), a large bowl, a towel, and lots of diapers, but can hold even more. One option is to roll something, such as a baby washcloth or a pair of socks, into a diaper, here and there. Another option is to lay some washcloths, bath towels and similar items, into the bottom of the tub, before the diapers are added. No matter how you make the tub gift, though, the new mom will fall in love with it!