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Whenever a friend or family member of mine is having a baby, I have the hardest time finding something to get them. I know all new parents need diapers for their baby, but giving just a pack of diapers is kind of boring. So I decided to give my friend who found out she was having a sweet baby girl, a fun Butterfly Diaper Cake at her shower.
Since it’s not a traditional diaper cake, it makes a great shower centerpiece and is a fun and creative way to give diapers as a gift! Here is all you need to make this super cute gift…
DIY Butterfly Diaper Cake
44 Huggies Snug and Dry diapers, any size
6 receiving blankets
4 hair bow/flowers of your choice
Large rubber bands
2-4 pipecleaners (colors to coordinate with your blankets and bows)
Ribbon (colors to coordinate with your blankets and bows)
First you are going to want to create your diaper rolls. Roll up one diaper, then add the next diaper around the first. As the roll gets bigger one diaper won’t go all the way around the roll, just have it wrap as far as it will and then add the next diaper, making it even all around. Continue on until you’ve made the roll as big as you want. For the bottom two rolls, I used 7 diapers on each side. Hold the roll in place with a rubber band. For the top two rolls, you will repeat but I used 15 diapers on each side.
Next fold your receiving blanket to make it as wide as the diapers are and then secure with two straight pins. Wrap the receiving blanket all the way around and secure the other end with another two straight pins. I fold the outside end of the receiving blanket under before I pin it to make the edge look finished.
Now you will roll up two receiving blankets together to make it wide enough for the butterfly body. Secure at the back with straight pins. Twist two pipe cleaners together and put in the end of the receiving blanket roll for the butterfly antennas.
After that you will attach your flowers and bows, I used straight pins for this also. Then, using your coordinating ribbon, tie it around the body of the butterfly.
Using your straight pins, on just the inside of your diaper roll, push the pins in at an angle from each side to connect the two bottom rolls. Do the same with the two top rolls. Once you place your larger rolls on top of the smaller ones, use straight pins to connect the top rolls to the bottom. Lastly, use a few straight pins to connect the body of the butterfly to the wings. And there is your beautiful butterfly!
This was super fun and easy to put together! You can customize the colors however you want and can make it as small or as large as you want!