i made this diaper cake for a good friend of mine. i was pretty sure her nursery theme was something to do with woodland creatures at the time but now that i look back on it i'm not really getting that vibe from this cake as much as i remembered. i thought that the spirally diapers were reminiscent of logs of wood? ANYWAY, the shower was thrown by friends and they requested i make an encouragement tree to go with it. so i planted it right on top. i added a cute mini banner some paint chip birds and the letter D for diapers JK...D is also for their last name. She chose to cloth diaper so this was just a tiny little cake of newborn size to get her through the first couple of weeks. the tiny books you see came in a box set that, at the time, were my daughters #1 go to for slobbering. i'm a big believer in giving something you know that you use and love too.
Also- protip: if you're going to make a diaper cake i suggest this spiral way of doing it. 1. it saves you A TON of time and 2. its considerate of the mom-to-be too, since she doesn't have to unwrap every single diaper. just cut the ribbon and WAH-LA! deconstructed diaper cake!
i love being invited to showers. it gives me a chance to go hunting for a new project i've never tried before. i pretty much always make something new and personalized for the guest-of-honor and probably a handmade card to go with it. have i mentioned that i'm in love with the process and product of wrapping a gift too? unfortunately, i usually am too last minute to put as much time on that as i'd like to. anyway, when i went hunting for my latest inspiration i found this idea. it was for a organization system/file/box to hold all of the future baby's paper stuff. i was all "hey ricky why don't we have one of those!" and he was all "uhh we do. its called a filing cabinet"...."oh". still, i thought this was a great idea and something unique to give amongst the cute baby onesies and typical registry items at a shower. PLUS the women labeled it "the best baby shower gift ever!" i mean who could top that?
so here is my file i made ^
i got the file box itself from target mainly for the blank canvas effect and the pretty chevron design on the inside. (chevron- so hot right now) the future mom's nursery theme is all about the birdies so i went with it. i drew with a white paint pen that conviently came in a pack of 2 from michaels. seriously, those pens don't last long. i drew multiple frames around the box with the idea that she would stick pictures of her adorable children in there too.