DIY Baby Shower Airplane Diaper Cake Gift

I had a few requests for a tutorial of the baby shower diaper airplane cake gift I made last night from watching a YouTube video by Thom's Crafts and Treats. Below are all the lovely details on how to make one yourself for either a baby boy or girl (and I promise you can make this if I was able to do it) for just over $100! 

It took a total of 4.5 hours to make after I bought everything from Michael's and Target, so put aside 5 hours at least. First, you want to go to Target and find the baby accessories you'll use for making the plane so you'll be able to match the paper craft tape and ribbon's colors. This will be around $68 depending on the item brands you purchase. From Target look for:

36 Pampers Size 2 Diapers

2 Playtex Drop-In Liner Nursers

1 Flower Headwrap

4 Receiving Blankets

1 Fleece Blanket

1 Small Stuffed Animal

2 Soft-Tip Infant Spoons

1 Rubberband Bag (large rubberbands)

Then you'll want to head to Michael's and find the materials that are going to help you build the actual airplane pieces. This purchase will be around $20. From Michael's look for:

8.5''x11'' Cardstock Paper

4 Craft Tape Rolls

1 Pipecleaner Bag

20''x30'' Foamboard

1 Wide Ribbon Roll

2 Regular Ribbon Rolls

The final miscellaneous things you'll need on hand are:


Tape Measure

Box Cutter Knife

Regular Tape

Masking Tape

Cardboard Paper Towel Roll

Airplane Formation Building Layout (click here

Phone or Computer To Watch The Video

Once you have everything, lay them out on a table so you know what you're working with. First thing to tackle is drawing out the airplane formation. This is the hardest part, just follow the directions on the downloadable layout and you'll be fine.

Here's a few picks I took along the building process while watching the video. I did a few things that the video doesn't tell you to do, but as you build along you'll see what works best for you. I wanted everything super secure since it'll be going on a four hour roadtrip.

That's everything you need to know to get started! The tutorial video I used is in the link at the beginning of the post. If you make one I'd love to see how it turned out. You can post a picture on the ArtSea Chic Facebook page.


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