Diapers have long been a smart gift option for someone who has just had a baby. Babies go through lots of diapers, so you know the parents will be able to use them. But a big container of diapers does not look so attractive. Consider creating a two-tiered diaper cake and giving it to the parents as a baby gift. You could also create diaper cakes to use as decorations for a baby shower, and the mom-to-be can take them home with her.
Use a cake platter as the base of your two-tier diaper cake. The size of the cake platter will determine the number of disposable diapers you will need for the diaper cake.
Roll each diaper into a tube and tie the diapers with a piece of thin ribbon to secure them. This way the diapers stay in place, but are not damaged and the parents can use them when they disassemble the diaper cake.
Place a layer of diapers onto the cake platter. Use enough diapers so that the first tier covers all but about a 2-inch perimeter of the cake platter.
Cut a piece of the wide ribbon so it is long enough to go all the way around the first diaper cake tier. Tie the ribbon into an attractive bow. This will not only look nice on the diaper cake, but it will hold all of the diapers in place.
Place another layer of rolled diapers on top of the first tier. This tier should be about 2 inches smaller than the first layer so that it looks like a tiered cake.
Tie another piece of the wide ribbon around the second tier to hold the diapers in place.
Place a stuffed animal or another small toy on top of the cake as a decoration and a gift for the baby.
Tuck other small baby items between the diapers, underneath the ribbon and between the tiers. Consider small items, such as pacifiers, rattles, socks, bibs, burp cloths and small baby toys.
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