Friday, March 03, 2006

Surprise, surprise

This weekend is my sister-in-law's baby shower...and since they don't know what they're having, I've been racking my brain trying to figure out what to get her as a gift.

Well last night, my inner craft goddess (the one that's usually on the couch eating pringles) had a COMING OUT party!

Because folks....look what I made...


A DIAPER CAKE! WOOOOO!

I kept seeing them online while I was researching baby shower games, except they were around $100...

So I decided to make one myself. There are 70 diapers in that thing...and I put all kinds of toys and silk flowers stuffed in there. The top is a baby bottle filled with candy...

here's the back:


Online, it looked like they tied ribbon around each diaper - but my inner craft goddess doesn't have that kind of patience...so I used rubber bands. Once the big ribbon was tied around, it hid all the rubber bands. I also taped down each layer, so it won't fall apart during transport.

Hubster was so impressed because I never do stuff like this. I think he originally thought the whole "diaper cake" idea was silly...but once he saw it, he thinks his sister will be thrilled.

The nice part was that it wasn't costly at all...and I just flipped on King of Queens and by the time Survivor started, I was DONE....quick and inexpensive....WOOOO!

5 comments:

t said...

oh my gosh, that is sooooo adorable....way cuter than i pictured it when you were telling me on the phone....that inner craft goddess is just dying to get out! careful, you may be recruited for strawberry festival booth duties :)

Anonymous said...

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maverick said...

Hello,
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Anonymous said...

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maverick said...

Hello,
Great blog...it sounds like your trying to get a handle on things and that is great! Gotta go, I'm looking for a baby shower centerpiece for a baby shower I'm going to and I don't know where I'm going to find it. Guess I'll check out www.diapergifts.combaby shower centerpiece, I've heard that is a good place to start.