Gather all your materials needed (See Supplies section). Begin rolling the nappies and securing them with a baby bobbin.
Remove the lid from empty sweet tin. Place a large elastic band around the tin. Make sure there is a little bit of give, but also it is not too loose. Start loading the rolled nappies in the band.
The finished nappy circle should look like this. I used 19 nappies and the elastic is not at breaking point. :-)
In the middle of the empty tin place in the Bottle of Champagne/fizzy grape. To secure, push the bag of cotton wool around the back of the bottle, and push the wipes infront of it.
Make a second layer of a nappy circle around the neck of the bottle. Secure the nappies with a medium elastic band.
I added another layer of nappies ontop of the second layer until the entire bottle was covered.
Begin to decorate your Nappy Cake with vests, bibs, swaddle blankets or whatever you like! I found/made little gaps in and around the nappy stacks to place in vests etc.
I jammed in some baby wash and lotions to make sure the Champagne bottle was fully secure. I also decided to replace some nappies with folded bibs to make it prettier! :-)
Take out your pretty ribbons. I tried to cover up the elastic bands around the nappy circles as much as possible...
Pop on some toys/teddies. I love rubber duckies so they were my choice. It also went along with my bathtime theme with the washes and lotions. :-)
If you have some materials left over, why not make a mini one!! I used the metal tin lid as a base and placed a folded blanket in the centre so the elastic band could go around it.
The finished products for my very special friend! :-) xxx I hope you liked my very first guide! Please leave comments if you liked it or tried it. Cheers :-)
- 1.0 Metal Circular sweet tin
- 1.0 Pack of Nappies (approx 27)
- 1.0bnch Large Elastic bands
- 1.0bnch Small baby bobbins
- 1.0 bottle of champagne/ fizzy grape
- 1.0 baby wipes
- 1.0 bag of cotton wool
- 1.0 pack of baby vests
- 1.0 pack of bibs
- toys or your choice
- pretty ribbons
- clear plastic wrap (optional)