Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Pretty Pink & Orange Hippo Diaper Cake

Yesterday was my friends baby shower and of course I wanted to make a diaper cake. After all  they are so much fun. And you know me, any excuse to craft something gets me going...

So here is the diaper cake before I actually secured it all together but you can definitely get the idea of what is would look like.

Ingredients for the diaper cake:
50 newborn diapers
50 size 1 diapers
1 white headband 2 with pink button flower
4 handmade hair clips
1 teddy bear pacifier
1 white pacifier
1 handmade loopy hair bow
1 Pink Hippo stuffed toy
1 handmade knitted pink & orange baby blanket

The blanket was made with 2 balls of Bernat Baby Blanket and size 11 circular needles.
Cast on 80 stitches and knit in stockinette stitch (one row knit, next purl) until work is approximately equal lengths on all sides. It's so super soft and big and very easy!

The hair accessories were all made by me as well.

For the headband take a plain headband and layer several silk flowers of different sizes and sew a button through the flowers onto the head band.

For the loopy bow take a french clip and several thin ribbons and make a loop, secure with string wrapped around it, make another loop and continue until no more loops fit. Then fluff and spread to make it look full.

For the hair clips, take a alligator clip and 4 1/2 inches of ribbon the width of the clip and line from the inside bottom of the clip under to the bottom, around the pincher and onto the top using hot glue.
Then make a  3 1/2 inch loop with ribbon. With a 1 inch piece of ribbon wrap the loop and secure it to the clip on the top. Your ribbon sizes and lengths may vary with size of clip and width of ribbon so these are estimates.

I will try to post a tutorial with video and photos for some hair bows in the future but until then if you want to do these or any other crafts I post please feel free to ask any questions you may have. I am always happy to share crafts.

Happy Crafting!


  1. Its sooooooo pretty. I am the happy and fortunate friend we received this beautiful handmade gift. I love love love it. I dont know how you make time to do so much stuff!! You are so talented and I appreciate so much that you had taken the time to do this for me. Thank you :)

  2. OOoo...that is so cute!

  3. love your colors steph - nice work! and i see you figured out the advanced great way to do the diapers instead of rooking them! awesome work! xo jaimi

  4. Thanks guys! Jaimi, I'm not sure what the advanced way is lol... but I took your advice on using a cake pans. It saved my sanity!