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#11 msglave

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    Posted 18 July 2010 - 08:53 PM

    Can't wait to see how it turns out!
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    #12 Mkandola

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      Posted 19 July 2010 - 10:17 PM

      I have also used many of the ideas on this forum,

      Another thing that I did that was great was that I used receiving blankets instead of ribbon to wrap around each of the cakes tiers (Folding the blankets diagonally and then attaching it at the other end with a safety pin).

      Wrapping each tier with a large rubber band is also necessary. I also bought a cheap baby toy from Winners or Walmart and put it at the top of the cake for the added effect.

      Within the cake you can also intermittently place things like baby lotion, shampoo, diaper rash creap, onesies, shoes, mittens, socks ... just about anything that is baby-ish.

      I made one for my sisters baby shower and it was truly a hit! People were ranting and raving about it for weeks!!

      Good luck! Have fun with it!

      #13 pineapple princess

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        Posted 23 July 2010 - 11:39 PM

        Here is the finished product!!! I actually used Champagne as the center instead of the baby bottle.

        You guys are awesome. oh yea - and i owe my husband BIG time. I ended up doing this sooo last minute so there were items that i wanted but did not have. Traveling for work, crazy schedule etc! LOL We will see. The shower is in the AM!!

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        80 diapers
        Ribbon
        Craft paper
        construction paper
        Styrofoam box
        Bottle of Champagne
        Rubber Bands
        Clear rubber bands

        Covered the box in blue craft paper to make the "moat"
        Rolled 73 diapers.
        DH created a mini box out of cardboard to surround the champagne. Without it, the rubber bands made the "Castle" too round.

        Placed the rolled diapers in a square around the champagne. Rubber banded those together. Repeated for the second square (still the first "floor").

        For the second floor, rubber banded a square of rolled diapers, but then stuffed 7 (2 for each side - 1 for the front) UNrolled diapers in between the champagne and the rolled diapers. This makes them a little further out than one square (top floor) but not as far out as two sets of squares (first floor)

        For the top floor, place one square around the champagne bottle and rubber band it together.

        Use the ribbon to cover the rubber bands. I used one black and two aqua and layered them.

        For the towers: took three of the rolled diapers and rubber banded them together. Took the black ribbon and tied it in the back to hide the rubber band. Took the smaller aqua ribbon and tied it around the black ribbon for the accent.

        Cut out a circle of construction paper. Find the middle of the circle and make a cut from any outside point to the middle of the circle. Then fold it around to make the tower roof. We stapled it together and then placed it on the towers.

        The towers on the top are just three rolled diapers place at different level.

        Flags: toothpicks with construction paper. I wrote the Baby's initial on the flags.

        Drawbridge: cut out a rectangle in brown construction paper. Attached the accent ribbon to each side of the drawbridge. Kind of folded the ribbon in between some of the diapers.

        OMG - it is so simple but took FOREVER!!! but it was fun.

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        #14 Banana11

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          Posted 24 July 2010 - 09:21 AM

          Great job! It looks very cute and I am sure she will love it!!

          #15 dmkn77

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            Posted 09 November 2010 - 08:52 PM

            These are so great! I hope I get one of these someday!



            #16 QueenDiva

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              Posted 24 December 2010 - 11:12 AM

              Really, really good job- it turned out amazing! Love it!



              #17 11-11-11Bride

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                Posted 19 January 2011 - 04:37 PM

                Great details! I have a shower next weekend! This is perfect :)



                #18 KarenM

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                  Posted 22 January 2011 - 08:01 PM

                  I did one of these a few years ago for my friend's shower. Mine didn't turn out as good as these, but it was still so fun to make & I'd totally do it again! I didn't roll the diapers cuz I wanted to make sure she'd be able to use them. Next time, tho, I think I'd make the bottom layer bigger & I might try rolling them.

                   

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                  11-11-11, let us know if you end up doing one for the shower



                  #19 baileybutton

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                    Posted 22 April 2011 - 07:32 AM

                    I made this one for a friend! It was a little messy after transport but still cute.

                     

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                    #20 june92012

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                      Posted 02 June 2012 - 07:42 AM

                      what a cool idea for a shower gift! thanks for posting






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