How to Make a Bathtub Diaper Cake

If you’ve been invited to a baby shower, now is the perfect chance to gift the mom-to-be some bath-time accessories that she can use time and time again. She’ll also need lots of diapers, so combine the two by creating a thoughtful, handmade bathtub diaper cake. If you’re hosting the baby shower, you could also make a diaper cake as a decorative centerpiece, and then gift the mom-to-be the goodies afterwards.

Diaper cakes are much easier to make than you might think. Simply follow this bathtub diaper cake tutorial, and soon you’ll have your gift ready to go.

Gather What You’ll Need for a Bathtub Diaper Cake

How to Make a Bathtub Diaper Cake

  • 52 Pampers Diapers

  • Rubber bands

  • 0.5" wide elastic band

  • 1 cardboard box that’s 12" x 9.5" x 3.5"

  • Hot glue gun

  • 2 pairs of baby socks

  • 4 small jars of baby cream

  • 1 wire hanger

  • 1 pair of wire snips

  • Heavy-duty tape

  • Various lengths of ribbon (measurements provided below)

  • 2 teething rings

  • Gift shred

  • Various bathroom accessories for children such as rubber ducks, bath products, washcloths, bath towels, etc.

Create the Base of the Tub

Create the Base of the Tub

  • Roll 29 diapers with the graphics side up. Roll in a tight roll from the flat banded edge in toward the thick folded edge. Secure the roll with a rubber band.

  • Take 31.5" of 0.5" wide elastic band and wrap it loosely around a 12" x 9.5" x 3.5" box. Glue the ends of the elastic to each other using a hot glue gun.

  • Start slipping your rolled diapers vertically under the elastic band, until you have surrounded the box in diaper rolls.

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