Saturday, March 26, 2011

Baby Girl Diaper Cake!

I made this one for my other niece.  She is having a girl in a few more weeks.  I used for the top two tiers receiving blankets and the bottom was a baby towel.  I needed something a little bigger for the bottom.

Just roll the diapers up and hold with an elastic.  I used a plastic cup upside down in the middle of the top two layers to help them stay together.

If you look on You Tube you can find many versions of how to make this.  So far these two cakes have been a hit at the showers.

Have fun and let your imagination go.  Half the fun is figuring out how to decorate it.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

M & M's for Baby shower favors

Here is another idea for baby shower favors.  I bought these bags from http://www.clearbags.com/ the bags are 1" wide by 8" long. They come in a package of 100 for 4.00 I think but shipping is ridiculous like 16.00.  I only bought the 100 to see if I liked making them.  It was a bit tricky to fill the bags so I pushed a straw inside the bag and squeezed the bag from side to side slightly so it would stay open.  Then I made a funnel out of paper to fit in the opening and poured the M & M's in that way. 

 I filled with 26 M & M's and used a 2 1/2 circle punch to cut the paper for tags.  Used pinks for the ribbons.  Very easy.  The M & M's are the Easter ones that are out now which are perfect for baby showers.