If you are looking for an easy baby shower gift to give to a mother-to-be, diaper cakes are always a popular option. A diaper cake is made by rolling up disposable diapers and putting them together in the shape of a “cake” to give to the new mom.
Diaper cakes come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and themes. You can find many free resources online to show you how to make diaper cakes, or you can order diaper cakes exactly to your specifications. The only real draw back to traditional diaper cakes is that they can become very expensive, especially if you buy one that is pre-made. Many big diaper cakes require a large box of diapers to complete, and diapers are very expensive.
If you want to make a diaper cake but can’t invest the time or money necessary to complete one, then you might consider making these “stork bundles” instead. Stork bundles require a lot less diapers and are very easy and inexpensive to make. And they are very cute!
1 receiving blanket
10 disposable diapers
Rattle, pacifier, or teething ring (optional)
You can often find receiving blankets in packages of two or more, so it would be very easy to make a pair of stork bundles to give as a gift. You will need twenty disposable diapers to make two stork bundles.
First roll each diaper up tightly and secure around the middle with a rubber band.
Take one of the receiving blankets and fold it in half, and then fold it in half again so that you have a long narrow strip.
Cut a piece of ribbon about 24 inches long and set it next to you (you can find lots of great ribbon in a variety of colors at your local Dollar Store).
Set the folded receiving blanket in front of you. In the center of the strip line up four rolled up diapers. Stack three diapers on top of the first layer, then two diapers, and then one diaper, to create a pyramid of diapers. Fold up the ends of the blanket in one hand as you stack the diapers, to keep the diapers from falling down.
Holding the ends of the blanket with one hand, use your other hand to tie the ribbon around the top of the blanket, to keep the diapers in place. If desired, you can also tie a baby rattle, teething ring, or pacifier on the ribbon. Tie the ribbon in a pretty bow.
That’s it! These stork bundles are easy to personalize. You can make pink ones, blue ones, or gender neutral ones. If you can find a good deal on receiving blankets, you can make two stork bundles for about $10. You can just give them as a gift, or you can even use them as table decorations at a baby shower.
New moms love practical gifts that they can put to good use right away, and moms can never have enough diapers. Make a couple of these easy stork bundles to give as gifts today.
Samantha Edwards regularly blogs on baby & children topics. With her own experiences as a mother, she wants to share the wealth of information she has learnt. For baby gift hampers visit boxt.com.au.