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So for today – I have a tutorial on how to make a Tricycle Diaper Cake.  However, let me start by saying this isn’t something that I made.  This is something that was given to me at one of my showers.  But it was so amazing that I took it apart piece by piece to make sure I would 1.) be able to replicate it and 2.) share it with you guys! 


So here is what you will need as far as ingredients go! 

  • Diapers – at least two jumbo packs
  • Lots of big rubber bands
  • 1 1/2 inch ribbon
  • 1 paper towel tube
  • 2 napkins
  • 1 receiving blanket
  • 1 pair of baby socks
  • 1 zip tie
  • 1 pacifier
  • 1 bib
  • 1 dishwasher basket
  • 1/4 inch ribbon
  • 1 cute cuddly friend (love the giraffe!)

To start – I would make the “tires” first.  Basically – you layer each diaper on top of one another into a tight circle.  One needs to be larger than the other two and the size is something that you might need to judge for yourself based on how big you want the cake.  This one had 25 in the front tire and 18 in the back.


I found it easier when trying to put it back together to get it started like this and get the rubber band around and then shift them into place.  You will need to leave a hole in the center.  Once you get the tire finished you wrap a piece of ribbon around and secure it on the bottom. 


Next you need to make the back axel.  Using the paper towel tube, you need to wrap a napkin around the end of the tube and then put a diaper around the middle.  Then you use a couple of rubber bands and secure the dishwasher basket around the axel. Slide your two back tires on and you are done with that portion of the trike.


Next you have to make the handlebars.  Straighten a hanger and then bend it into a u-shape.  Bend the ends down and tape them down so there are no pokey ends.  Wrap the receiving blanket and secure both the bottom of U and the ends with rubber bands.  Slide socks over the ends.  You can secure the socks with rubber bands and then roll up the ends to cuff.

handle bars -1

Next – thread the hanger through the front tire and overlap the handlebars.  Secure with a zip tie.   Once secured, use a rubber band to secure a pacifier and ribbon on the front.  Tie a bow to hide any evidence of rubber bands.


Lay a bib down as your “seat and wrap around the handlebars. 


To connect your front and back pieces – you need to thread a ribbon through the back and front tires.  Get it pretty tight to ensure it doesn’t fall apart or the front wheel doesn’t fall over.  Set your fuzzy friend on top and you are ready to go!


Again – I can’t get over how adorable this was and it was such a great gift.  The other great thing to do for the mom-to-be is to include a little note in the card that tells the size of the diapers and the type of pacifier. 

So what do you think?  Isn’t this just adorable!  I love it!  Would you make it for a shower?  I wanna know!

Linking this up to

Metamorphosis Monday with Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch
Tip Me Tuesday with Laurie @ Tip Junkie
Get Your Craft On with Kim @ Today’s Creative Blog
Tips and Tutorials Tuesday with Beth @ Home Stories A2Z
Transformation Thursday with Gina @ Shabby Chic Cottage
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The Coupon Goddess said... @ June 5, 2011 at 9:07 PM

Holy crud, that is entirely awesome! Thanks for sharing!

Cassie Bustamante said... @ June 5, 2011 at 9:33 PM

oh that is adorable!!! wish i knew someone who was having a baby so i could make one for them!

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said... @ June 6, 2011 at 6:55 AM

I will definitely be doing this! What a great idea!

Kristen said... @ June 6, 2011 at 1:53 PM

What an adorable idea Jess! It is so cute, I wish I had someone to make it for!

Unknown said... @ June 6, 2011 at 2:36 PM

That is sooo cool! :)

Anonymous said... @ June 6, 2011 at 6:42 PM

My daughter forwarded this to me and I am sure one or more of us will be making this in the future. Now to go hunt up a baby
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Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said... @ June 6, 2011 at 8:13 PM

That is TOO stinkin' cute! I'm so glad you thought to figure out and document how to put it together. I'm adding this to my baby shower ideas list! Thanks, Jess!

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said... @ June 7, 2011 at 5:12 AM

Good morning, Jess!

This is the cutest idea! It is just adorable and a perfect centerpiece for an expecting mom or even 1st birthday. You did a great job! Looking forward to perusing more of your posts : )

Kindly, Lorraine

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Lisa said... @ June 7, 2011 at 7:51 AM

Just when you think you've seen every cute baby shower gift, there's always a new one to surprise you! Very cute idea!

aStarToSteerHerBy said... @ June 7, 2011 at 10:21 AM

Wow, this is so creative. Knocked my socks off. Thanks for sharing!

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this is seriously so cute! great job! I found your blog through a link party and LOVE it! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would follow me too! Thanks!

Beth said... @ June 10, 2011 at 8:48 PM

I've never seen a diaper "cake" like this before! So clever and adorable!

Eates-a-lot said... @ August 9, 2011 at 8:10 AM

So I made one of these this weekend.. Here's my write-up. I followed your instructions, kind of closely. Thank you sooooo much!!! It was such a hit!


Charley29 said... @ September 5, 2011 at 2:24 PM

thanks for sharing this. hope that i can do it all by myself. :)

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