I'm sharing one of my favorite craft projects with you today -- a diaper cake decorated with Cricut die cuts!
Diaper cakes are wonderful baby shower gifts. I was blessed by a diaper cake when my son was born, and I began making them for my expectant friends. I learned to make diaper cakes from this YouTube video by CreativeBabyShowers:
For this diaper cake, I chose a sea creature theme; it's the recipient's nursery theme and colors. Once you've made your diaper cake base as shown in the video, you'll need the following items:
- completed diaper cake base
- ribbons in two widths (Mine are 1.5 and 2.5 inches.)
- die cuts (I used cuts from Create a Critter and Playtime cartridges; see end of entry for more details.)
- floral stems or bush
- double-stick tape
STEP 1: RIBBON
Wrap the wider ribbon around the diaper cake layers to hide rubber bands. Secure with double-stick tape placed along rubber band line every few inches. Repeat with the smaller-width ribbon layered on top of the first ribbon, again securing with double-stick tape.
STEP 2: DIE CUTS
Place your die cuts around the diaper cake as desired; secure to ribbon with double-stick tape.
STEP 3: FLORAL ACCENTS
Cut small sprigs from your floral stem or bush and use as accents for the cake topper and around the die cuts. Stems need to be approximately 3 to 4 inches long. Wedge the stems between or under the rolled diapers; do not use glue, as it will damage the diapers. I used a greenery bush that reminded me of seaweed to keep with the sea creature theme.
STEP 4: TOPPER
Secure die cut as topper of the diaper cake. I used regular transparent tape to fasten the die cut to a wooden skewer and stuck the skewer between diapers. But don't limit yourself to just die cuts -- I often use a small stuffed animal or teething toy as a topper.
And now you have a super cute diaper cake! Below are some close-ups of the topper and die-cuts for this sea creature diaper cake:
Cricut Cut Details:
- All animals are from Create a Critter; frog, whale, seahorse, jellyfish, and octopus cut at 3.5 inches; turtle and fish cut at 2.5 inches.
- Topper tag is <princess> and <princess_s> from Playtime, cut at 2.25 inches.
- Letters for "LANDON" from Opposites Attract using Opposite font, cut at 1.25 inches.
- Embossing for topper tag is Spots & Dots Cuttlebug folder.
- Textured cardstock is Core'dinations; non-textured cardstock is from The Paper Studio.
- Inking with cyan and green Colorbox petal point ink pads.
I've enjoyed sharing this project with you today. Thanks again to Georgiana for such a special honor! I'm really, really proud of how this project turned out, so I'm entering it into a couple challenges, too:
Cooking with Cricut: Challenge #41 - Anything Goes
Decorate to Celebrate: Challenge #3 - Adult's Birthday Party - My project doesn't fit the theme, but they allow any decoration to be entered.
And...if you're thinking this project looks familiar, you might recall the coordinating card I made last week: