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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Notebook Experiment - Baby shower ideas

Amy's last notebook featured a link from Tip Junkie on Baby Shower Ideas. I have a few friends who might be in the market for a shower soon, so I clicked on through. Nikki was featured for her favors, games, and decorating ideas. If you want to check out the fab shower she threw for Holly, I've included a link here. I'm lovin the adorable baby clothing line that looks like garland all around the room? The girl is genius!

What I wanted to share, though, is a diaper cake (similar to those shown in Nikki's post) that doubled as both gift and decoration at a baby shower. This cake was a bit bigger than the ones I usually make, because this cake was for my friend who is having twins! (you can see her in the bottom photo - Hi Jayme!) I had a bunch of newborn diapers left over that had been gifted to me, so I went a little overboard, but I think it turned out very well. Since this was for a boy/girl twin pair, I used both "princess" and "all star" ribbon that I found at Wal Mart for $1 a spool. The trick is getting good at rolling diapers, and after that, it's pretty much a snap! And make sure you have enough rubber bands, that is key too. Since there really weren't directions on either TipJunkie or Nikki's sites for making a diaper cake, you can go here to find the tutorial I've used for my cakes. There are some other cool tips on that site too.






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5 comments:

Amy said...

It turned out GREAT!! I love it! Diaper cakes really wow people too- I bet everyone was really impressed! Thanks for doing an experiment!

West said...

Your diaper cake is very pretty. I like how you used a splash of color in the actual cake, and not just with the decoration. Very nice.

Octamom said...

I think it turned out great! Beautiful job!!
Blessings!

Nikki said...

I am more than flattered that you shared my ideas on your blog. Thanks for your kind words! :)

mommy2twinkies-Deb said...

This is great. I would have loved this for my (b/g twin) shower. Beautiful!