Save Money with this Simply Easy DIY Pink Diaper Cake Tutorial

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Diaper cakes make wonderful baby shower gifts and they are quite easy to make!  Purchasing one can be expensive so save some money and make your own diaper cake with this simply easy tutorial on this pink diaper cake!

Next weekend I will be hosting my friend’s baby shower so I decided to make the diaper cake myself since they are pretty expensive but relatively easy to make!  Last week I wrote about 25 of the best baby shower gifts under $25 but I believe diaper cakes make such wonderful gifts since you can customize it and add multiple little necessities with the obviously needed diapers!

Simply Easy DIY Pink Diaper Cake Tutorial

Save Money with this Simply Easy DIY Pink Diaper Cake Tutorial

Things you will need:
  • 1 large frying pan
  • 1 medium frying pan
  • 1 package (approx. 36-count) size 1 diapers
  • 1 package (approx. 36-count) size newborn diapers
  • 10-12 Baby washcloths
  • Roll of yarn, curling ribbon, or string
  • 1 pair of cute baby booties
  • 2 1-inch decorative ribbons (different from each other)
  • 1 10 oz. baby bottle
  • 2 small safety pins
  • 10-15 baby girl hair clips
  1. Gather all your materials. In my picture I used a large serving bowl instead of a frying pan and actually would’ve preferred a frying pan since the sides would not be as tall and would come right up to the middle of the diaper; a perfect place to tie the diapers together easier.
  2. Using the large frying pan, begin lining the sides of pan with size 1 diapers. Work your way around the frying pan filling it from the outside-in.
  3. Using string, yard, or curling ribbon; tightly double wrap the diapers together as best as you can.
  4. Place a 10 oz. upright baby bottle in the center of this diaper layer. This will serve as an anchor to your next diaper layer.
  5. Next, using the medium frying pan and newborn size diapers, repeat steps 2-3.
  6. Place this diaper layer on top of the larger layer and use the baby bottle to connect both layers.
  7. Using 10-12 baby washcloths, roll each washcloth up and tie them together like a flower bouquet and set on top of the medium diaper layer.  You will fasten this layer to the medium layer using decorative baby hair clips later.
  8. Using two safety pins, fasten the baby booties on top of the baby washcloths layer.
  9. Using one of the decorative ribbons, wrap the bottom and middle layer so that it covers the string holding the diapers together.
  10. Using the other decorative ribbon, repeat step 9 on the top layer.
  11. Using baby hair clips, attach the top layer to the middle layer and allow the hair clips to cascade down the diaper layers elegantly.

I just love how beautiful this pink diaper cake turned out!  It only took me 30 minutes to make it too!  

Have you made a diaper cake before? 

I’d love to hear what you think of this pink diaper cake!
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82 Replies to “Save Money with this Simply Easy DIY Pink Diaper Cake Tutorial”

  1. I think the person who invented the diaper cake is a genius. I mean, it’s the cutest baby shower decoration EVER! Yours is adorable.

    1. haha I was just saying that! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I love this idea. it is so cute and so full of useful diapers.

    1. Absolutely! Thanks for visiting!

  3. That is such a great idea and so adorable! I didn’t know diaper cakes are so easy to make. I know what I’ll be making for my friends who are expecting.

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

  4. Janel Berchielli says: Reply

    I always wondered how people make these diaper cakes. Now I know the inside secret to make one for the next shower I attend.

    1. That’s awesome! So glad I was able to help! Thanks for visiting!

  5. Candice McReynolds says: Reply

    I never have made one of these but with all these cute patterned diapers out now I may have to try it out! Thanks for the tutorial your cake is darling!

    1. No problem! thank you! I had fun making it! thanks for visiting!

    2. Amber Nelson says: Reply

      I have also made one of these. They make such awesome gifts! Love the way this turned out!

  6. Karen Yannacio Morse says: Reply

    People go NUTS for Diaper Cakes! The first time I saw one I was like, “what the heck is that?” haha – but once I figured it out I see why everyone loves them!

    1. They are so useful! Whoever invented it was a genius! LOL Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Aish Padihari says: Reply

    A friend of mine is expecting a second baby and this is a great idea for her baby shower. Thanks for the post. Enjoyed reading it.

    1. Thank you! Hope you try it and let me know how it turns out! Thanks for visiting!

  8. Vicky Perreault says: Reply

    What new mom wouldn’t love to get this. Such a great way to give a gift of diapers which are always needed.

    1. Exactly! Diapers are always needed so this is such a perfect baby shower gift! Thanks for stopping by!

  9. I’ve never made a diaper cake before, but I’ve bought one. Next time I’m gonna make it! It looks so easy.

    1. They are so over-priced! I hope you give it a try next time! It will save you some money and it’s fun to make! Thanks for visiting!

  10. It literally looks like a work of art, I think that would be a lovely way to congratulate any new parent. This is so cute x

    1. Aww thank you so much! I had so much fun making it! Thanks for stopping by!

  11. I have always been so intimidated by making my own diaper cake, it looks like it would be hard to make, but your tutorial makes it look doable. Thanks so much!

    1. Thanks! Hope you try it! It’s super easy! Thanks for visiting!

  12. Christine Bailey Hadden says: Reply

    Super cute. I wish I had a friend having a baby so I could whip one up for her!

    1. I know! It was so much fun to make! Thanks for visiting!

  13. Laura Romberger says: Reply

    This is so cute! I’ve always loved diaper cakes, such a useful gift!

  14. I have always thought these are so cute! I also like that they are really helpful to a new family, you can never have enough diapers!

    1. I agree, they’ll be needing so many diapers! thanks for visiting!

  15. Shannon Graham says: Reply

    I SO could have used this last week. We just had a baby shower for a dear friend who’s having a girl.

    1. Aww! This would’ve been perfect! Well at least you’ll be prepared for the next one!

  16. What a cute idea. My friend just had a baby – I wished I did this for her baby shower.xx

    1. Thank you! thanks for visiting!

  17. I have never made anything like this. I know when I’ve helped organize baby showers there’s so much to do we’d have never made our own cakes x

    1. This is my favorite part of baby showers! Thanks for visiting !

  18. Amanda Love says: Reply

    This is such a lovely gift for new parents! I love the idea and I’ve always wondered how those are made. I really appreciate this tutorial!

    1. Your welcome and thank you for visiting!

  19. I love these diaper cakes, thanks for a great tutorial on how to make it. I need to remember this for the next baby shower I throw.

    1. Absolutely! Definitely save a bit of cash for the next shower!

  20. Jessi Joachim says: Reply

    This is super cute! I loved getting diaper cakes at my showers. I actually just finished up a post on the best baby shower gifts that is going live tomorrow and it has a diaper cake mentioned lol

    1. Awesome! I will have to check it out! diaper cakes are amazing gifts! Thanks for visiting!

  21. Aww I’ve never made a diaper cake myself before, but have always admired people who made one, as it’s really an outstanding gift idea for a mom to be.

    1. I think so too! You’ll have to try next time! Thanks for visiting!

  22. This is such a fun idea! I’ll have to make this for the next baby shower I go to!

    1. That’s great! Let me know how it turns out! Thanks for visiting!

  23. I always love seeing diaper cakes! So creative! I like that you used a pan to help you put them all together!

    1. Thanks! I was trying to find something any household would have! Thanks for visiting!

  24. That’s a cute cake. I made one last summer for my cousin’s baby shower and it turned out so cute. All the diapers can get really expensive though.

    1. It makes such a great gift and making it yourself is definitely less expensive than buying!

  25. Not only is this diaper cake super cute, but also so practical. Every mom needs diapers and lots of them.

    1. and lots of them is correct! Can’t have too many diapers!

  26. Amy Desrosiers says: Reply

    This is so darn adorable. I love giving thoughtful yet practical gifts. This diaper cake is perfect!

    1. Thank you! I love how practical they are too!

  27. Anvita - TheBellyRulesTheMind says: Reply

    This is a good one. A couple of my girlsfriends are expecting so will try this for their baby showers

    1. Aww thank you! Let me know how they turn out! Thanks for stopping by!

  28. TheMummyToolbox says: Reply

    I love these ideas they are so sweet! As an expecting mum I can say they are appreciated!

    1. That’s awesome! I hope someone makes one for you too! they are so cute!

  29. Jalisa Marie says: Reply

    I received about 5 did diaper cakes for my baby shower on top of other boxes of diapers. I didn’t buy diapers for three months.

    1. WOW! That’s great! I love how useful they are! So cute and practical!

  30. Krystel Seijo says: Reply

    Loving this diaper cake, they really can be so much. What happens to the cake after the celebration?

    1. Usually the mom-to-be takes it home and can use the diapers and anything else baby related that the person added. I added pacifiers, mini baby shampoo etc. So useful!

  31. Hahah! This is so innovative. Diaper cake..hahaha! Great thing for baby shower. 🙂

    1. Isn’t it? The greatest baby shower gift ever!

  32. I’ve never made a diaper cake but I know what a big hit they are at baby showers. I can’t believe they are so easy to make.

    1. They are! Definitely try it for your next baby shower, they’ll love it! Thanks for stopping by!

  33. Tabitha Shakespeare says: Reply

    Diaper cakes are so fun! I love how easy this one is to make because they can be so expensive to buy!

    1. They are so expensive! I couldn’t believe it! Thanks for visiting!

  34. Jaynie Anderson Wall says: Reply

    This is so cute! I have never even heard of this before. I actually thought it was a real cake at first. haha

    1. LOL i didn’t know about them until I was pregnant so don’t feel bad! It’s not one of those things you just KNOW about lol. Thanks for visiting!

  35. This is incredibly creative and so cute! It turned out so good, hard to believe it’s not bought from a store. It definitely makes such a great baby shower gift! xo

    Sabina | I’ve Got Sunshine

    1. Aww thank you! It’s fun to make and I never thought I could make something this pretty! If I can do it… well.. haha

  36. I have a daughter and had a baby shower when she was born. A diaper cake would have been perfect at the baby shower, what a wonderful idea. In England we’d have to call it a nappy cake though!

    1. Aww I love that! Nappy cakes would be awesome for any baby shower!

  37. Great ideas. It is very practical and efficient. Will do for my next baby shower! Thank you!

    1. Heck yeah! I love hosting baby showers! They are just so darn cute! haha

  38. I’ve never heard the term “diaper cake ” before, even though, I know what it looks like and got one when I was expecting. I’d love to be the crafts type but I’m not that good at it.
    Elizabeth O

    1. What did they call it when you were expecting? I’m sure there may be many terms for this same idea!

  39. This is the cutest diaper cake I’ve ever seen! I’ve not yet made one, but this one is so nice, I want to make one for the next time there is an opportunity!

    1. Hi Rosie! So glad you found it! Thanks so much! I had so much fun making it and you’d be surprised at how easy it totally is to make! Thanks for visiting!

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  41. Wow, this is so super cute and very clever. And it was pretty reasonable to make. Nice!

  42. This is a neat diaper cake. I had no idea frying pans were used to put them together!

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