Abby’s shower is only a few days away and the planning is coming together! There are some surprises heading her way and I’m excited for her big day.
Last year Abby made a diaper cake for a friend’s baby shower and she loved it. Knowing that she liked diaper cakes, and knowing that she loves owls, I decided to make a cute Owl Diaper Cake for her. Thanks to Kohl’s for providing the supplies for this owl diaper cake tutorial.
Owl Diaper Cake Tutorial
Start by making the body of the owl. You can do this free-form but I found that tucking the diapers into a round container (like a metal tub, springform pan, or cake pan) made it even easier. Overlap the ends a bit and do layers of diapers in a circle until the body is roughly the size of your bib.
Cinch the diapers together tightly and wrap a rubber band around them to hold them in place. Repeat the process to make the owl’s “eyes” the size you want them.
Cover the body with your bib, then place the eyes above the owl’s body and use a larger rubber band to hold all three pieces together. Using a wide ribbon in coordinating colors, wrap the ribbon around the owl to cover the rubber bands.
Sit your owl up and drape a swaddling or receiving blanket over your owl’s body. Pinch the corners to make the owl’s ears and let a little extend past the body for the wings. Use another thin rubber band to hold it in place.
Push the “soothers” or binkies into the owl’s eye sockets to make the actual eyes. Then tuck a knit bootie between the eyes and body for the owl’s beak.
Here’s the original tutorial I found on YouTube. I made a few of my own changes – like adding the soothers instead of flowers for the eyes, changing up the ears and nose, etc. I thought they went with the theme a little more than flowers (plus provides an extra gift), but you can use whatever works best for you.
I found all the supplies I needed aside from the diapers and ribbon at Kohl’s. They have a lot of coordinating baby items to help you make your Owl Diaper Cake. Let me say diaper cakes are a lot easier to make than I thought they would be so don’t be scared to give this a try!