Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Pumpkin Diaper Cakes

I love giving diaper cakes!  Instead of just giving the mommy-to-be diapers in a package, this is a fun way to dress it up, make it unique, and serve as part of the shower decor while still giving them a gift all new parents appreciate.  A diaper gift is a great gift idea to pair with something else, or depending on how over the top you get it could be your entire gift.

And since this was Lisa's baby shower I just had to do something special for her and her little pumpkin.

If you know the theme/colors ahead of time you can plan your diaper cake accordingly. Considering the Little Pumpkin theme, it seemed perfect to deviate from the traditional three tiered cake and go with varying pumpkin sizes.

This was a team effort with my mom. I shared with her the idea and she successfully obtained the items we needed to create our unique baby pumpkins.

Materials :

-Diapers (1 package)

-Baby socks

-Orange onesie

-Tablecloth or Tissue Paper





Assembly :

Large Pumpkin

1. After purchasing or gathering supplies you're ready to start.

2. Take a third of the diapers in one of the packages for the center. And secure together, either with rubber band or ribbon to create the center of the pumpkin.

3. Then to create the circular shape of the pumpkin, stagger diapers vertically and secure those with a rubber band (or ribbon) near the base of the diapers.

4. Now to fill in the pumpkin, pile on other diapers to make a rounded top.

5. Next take your plastic table cloth.
Another option would be to use tissue paper, either are cheap. If we had chosen to go the tissue paper route we would have used thin ribbon to create ridges in the pumpkin. The benefit of using the $1 plastic table cloth is it creates its own folds that we could just accentuate, and was less brittle then tissue paper.
Fold the table cloth in half, hamburger style to create a thicker pumpkin skin so the diapers don't show through.

6. Gather the table cloth around the pumpkin, creating a bunch of the extra material at the top of the pumpkin. Now is the time to pleat or create more defined creases to your pumpkin. Cut off the extra material with a scissors.

7. Before you seal up the diaper pumpkin stuff the rest of diapers around the base and sides to create more of the right shape. This should help you use up the entire package of diapers.

8. Then using a rubber band secure the table cloth.  To hide the top we used orange curly ribbon for our vine/stem.

9. Take the "leaves", the baby socks and using paper clips secure to the top of the pumpkin.
 * Lisa loves turtles so these socks were just perfect for the pumpkin leaves!

You can bring the pumpkin as is, or choose to transport it on a cardboard piece in which you'd want to make it look as "pumpkin patch" like as possible.

Small Onesie Pumpkin 

1. Taking a onesie you can fill it with a few diapers and then tissue paper to create the round shape. We used the leftover table cloth we had cut to stuff the inside.

2. Simply tuck the bottom inwards and bring the sleeves and neck of the onesie on top. To help hide that we took our Ninja turtle socks, one was stuffed inside the other, and secured it on top with a rubber band.

They were that easy! Was so fun to make them with my mom, she's chalk full of ideas to help my inspirations come to fruition. Thanks mom!

So along with some gifts off her baby registry these pumpkins were way more fun than just a diaper box.  Not only do they look cute on the gift table, but they make great nursery decor until the parents need them those first few months.

Congratulations Lisa! 

I can't wait to meet the Little Pumpkin, he's pretty blessed to be coming into a family that is already crazy about him. And about his beautiful momma. 

Her Little Pumpkin Baby Shower will soon be featured on our NEW blog!

We can't wait to debut it for you!


In the meantime, to see how to make a 3 tiered diaper cake see my original post on Traditional Diaper Cake that I made for my best friend Melanie's first little girl.

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