Is the new mummy an elephant lover? Is the baby shower theme elephants, circus, safari or jungle? Then let's make an elephant diaper cake!
Many people are fond of elephants and an elephant themed diaper cake is easy to make for all genders. As you know, real elephants are gray and gray is a neutral color. But toy elephants and cuddly elephants also come in pink and blue and even more colors. Perfect!
I have made several easy elephant diaper cakes both for family and friends and also for sale at my diaper cake business. I even once tried a diaper elephant in the real elephant shape but did not do very well, so sorry, no photos here. However at the bottom of this page you can find the link to the tutorial and have a try yourself.
I prefer the easy elephant diaper cake variations shown below. They all contain a cuddly little elephant for baby to keep and I have used stacked diapers in most cases. So these diaper gifts are quick and easy to make and let the diapers keep their form. If the diapers are rolled they can loose their shape and are difficult to use on baby.
You do not really need a step-by-step tutorial for these homemade baby diaper gifts. The photos should rather give you an idea and after you have read the text the rest is sort of "self-explanatory".
Cute and (#ad) cuddly elephants to use for your elephant diaper cake.
This is a simple 1-tier diaper cake in the traditional round cake shape which I placed on a burp cloth with an elephant design. I then folded up the corners and tied them up with some curly ribbon. You can also use a receiving blanket for this purposes - as long as it has an elephant pattern :-) Place and arrange your elephant items on top and you're good! Of course you can also use more than 1 tier for this kind of elephant diaper cake. Follow this link for my 1-tier diaper cake tutorial. If you like, you'll be guided to the ones with several tiers from there.
For this cute elephant themed baby girl basket I have used stacked diapers and then placed my items either on top or stuck them in between the diapers. The gray elephant rattle socks (in front, middle) came with some "plastic feet" inside so I could just place them on top. I made a pair of sleeping diaper babies out of the pink elephant socks (in front, right). The elephant head in the left side's back belongs to a pink security blanket with which I have covered most of the stacked diapers in the back. What you see rolled up in the middle of the back is a knotted baby hat, which of course has little elephants printed all over! For the final touch I have personalized the basket with a wooden letters and beads name chain. It can easily be fixed in the front with two little clothes pegs.
The main elephant piece of this diaper gift is the storage box with a big elephant printed on. It's filled with a diaper pack. The items I have used to complete the elephant design are a baby onesie with a little elephant printed on (rolled around a diaper and ends tied with ribbons so it looks just like a huge candy), an elephant pacifier, elephant baby socks and an elephant wash cloth (used for the diaper baby) as well as a little elephant peg and a little foam elephant.Cute personalized elephant onesie to include in your elephant baby gift. #ad
It's really quite easy to find baby things with elephant design, both for girls and for boys. And this foldable rectangle cloth storage organizer in pink polka dot is ideal to combine with gray, pink and white items. I folded the diapers and left space to stuff my items, such as the sock rose, in between. The diaper baby has a wash cloth with little elephants on and the elephant security blanket is mainly hidden between the diapers with just the head sticking out. Lots of little decoration items such as the pacifier, a felt heart, a princess crown and paper flowers stuck between the diapers make this baby girl gift complete.
I was lucky to find that pink polka dot foldable organizer I used for the baby girl gift above in turquoise as well. Here I made the diaper baby with two pairs of socks and used a pair with elephant design for the baby's "sleeping bag". The outside of the sock rose has a wash cloth with elephant design as well, I found a cuddly daddy and baby elephant rattle toy and even a pacifier with an elephant on. The gift would have been even more perfect if the diaper design would have been elephants as well. It's koalas, but at least they are gray :-)
Of course you can make an elephant shaped diaper cake, too. But believe me, it is difficult... Having made over 1500 diaper cakes, I consider myself an "experienced and advanced diaper cake master" but this elephant did not go very well :-)
But well, just have a try yourself: diaper elephant instructions for an elephant shaped diaper cake.
Of course you can make all these cakes with other animal designs, too. I have used ducks, sheep, mice, unicorns, donkeys, whales and others. I also make diaper animals in the real shape like diaper snails, diaper owls and diaper bears.
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