A Fun DIY Take On The Diaper Cake

DIY Diaper Snails - a fun take on the traditional diaper cake for your next baby shower!

Sur­prise the mother-to-be at your next baby shower with this super fun take on the tra­di­tional dia­per cake! These friendly lit­tle snails are not only adorable, they carry a pack of baby’s first dia­pers. Just what every new mom needs!

The snails are a snap to to make using the free print­able pro­vided below. All you need are a few col­or­ful sheets of paper, a thumb­tack, rub­ber bands, and a stack of dia­pers. We chose eco-friendly dia­pers from The Hon­est Com­pany—besides the fact that they are all nat­ural and non-toxic, the fun pat­terns make the per­fect fin­ish­ing touch for an unfor­get­table baby shower gift.

DIY Diaper Snails - a fun take on the traditional diaper cake for your next baby shower!

What You Need

  • Print­able tem­plate (down­load here)
  • Card stock (in the color of your choice)
  • Paper awl or thumbtack
  • Large rub­ber bands
  • Dia­pers
DIY Diaper Snails - a fun take on the traditional diaper cake for your next baby shower!

Step 1
Print and cut out the Dia­per Snail Tem­plate. Tape the two ends of the tem­plate together and trace onto a sturdy piece of card stock in the color of your choice. Using your paper awl or thumb­tack, poke a small hole into each dot on the snail body. If needed, use the head of a dull pen­cil to increase the size of the hole so that your rub­ber band will fit through.

DIY Diaper Snails - a fun take on the traditional diaper cake for your next baby shower!

Step 2
Cut a rub­ber band so that it’s one long piece. Feed the rub­ber band through to the front of the snail’s face and tie it off in a knot to cre­ate the eyes. Repeat with another rub­ber band on the other side of the snail body.

DIY Diaper Snails - a fun take on the traditional diaper cake for your next baby shower!

Step 3
Now roll up five or six dia­pers and stack them on top of the snail body to see how loose/tight you’ll need your rub­ber bands to be in order to hold the dia­pers in place. Feed the rub­ber bands through the holes on the tail and tie each side in a knot towards the out­side of the body. All done!

DIY Diaper Snails - a fun take on the traditional diaper cake for your next baby shower!

Happy craft­ing!

This post is spon­sored by The Hon­est Com­pany. Find the dia­pers and other nat­ural prod­ucts for babies, fam­ily, and the home online at honest.com. Sign up for the free trial kit (plus ship­ping & han­dling) to see the dif­fer­ence for yourself!

Hand­made Char­lotte read­ers can enjoy 40% off their first bun­dle using the code HCBun­dle. Lim­ited to U.S. and Cana­dian res­i­dents (one per cus­tomer), applies to the first bun­dle order only, and expires Octo­ber 6, 2013.

  • http://www.cococakecupcakes.blogspot.ca/ Coco Cake Land

    the dia­per snail RULES! totally cute and funny.

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Hand­made Charlotte

    I agree! I love the sweet snails!:)

  • Rensina Steursma

    What a very nice idea!
    I found your web­site and I like it.
    I’m going to fol­low you at Bloglovin.
    Greet­ings Rensina

  • Lit­tle Cook

    Cute!

  • onel

    These snails are so adorable!

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