By almost all measures, I’m a pretty lousy blogger.
I don’t write consistently.
I don’t have a narrow niche of readers whom I write for.
I just ended a sentence with a preposition.
I usually hide for at least a week after I post something from the heart.
But, I keep reminding myself that it’s my blog, so it’s okay. Today I’m coming out of hiding with a feelings-free, fun and easy project. I’m sharing a super easy centerpiece idea for a baby shower…
In March, I helped my mom throw a shower for my sister-in-law. Now that my cute-as-can-be nephew is four weeks old, I guess it’s time to finally share this project.
(Hey, it’s been a busy few months! And I’m a bad blogger. See intro to this post.)
I looked on Etsy first (because let’s face it – my motto is: if you can pay someone to do it better and faster than you, do it!), but I came up empty.
I knew I wanted to use baseball toppers to match the baseball theme of the shower, so I just had theBOY pick up some at Target, got a few pointers from a seasoned diaper-cake-maker, and ta-da!
For each centerpiece I used:
- 24-26 size one diapers (eight for the top tier, 16-18 for the bottom tier)
- 28 rubber bands (24 small, 4 large)
- One heavy-duty straw (a doll rod would work too)
- Scrapbook paper (to match theme)
Roll each diaper up (with any designs on the inside) and secure with a rubber band. When you have all your diapers rolled, start with one diaper and surround it with the remaining seven diapers and secure with your larger rubber band (for the bottom layer, repeat this step around with the remaining diapers).
I asked theBOY to drill small holes into the baseballs, then inserted a stiff straw (from Target’s party section) and placed it inside the middle diaper. The straw was long enough to hold the two layers together, but I recommend using a doll rod if you can’t find long enough straws.
Then, decorate to your heart’s content! I’ve seen lots of cute ideas, but I wanted to keep these fairly simply.
Are you a DIY person, or would you rather pay someone to put the party together? Have any fun party planning tips to share?