I made this diaper cake out of 2 jumbo packs of Huggies diapers - I got these for free last week at Rite Aid where I stacked the $3/1 manufacturer coupon, Rite Aid $2 rebate and $5/$25 Rite Aid coupon with the $8.99 a pack sale.
This was so easy to make, I rolled each diaper up and secured each with a rubber band. For the bottom layer, I wrapped each individual rolled diaper around a bottle of baby shampoo/wash and secured the whole thing with a large rubber band. I added two more layers to yield 3 layers total. For the middle layer I repeated the layering to make 2 layers total. For the top layer I sat 2 layers of diapers wrapped together. Then I tied contrasting ribbon around each layer to cover up the rubber bands. For the top I tied some fancy ribbon. I prefer the minimalistic look - However, I have seen some diaper cakes covered in cute things such as binkies, wash cloths, diaper pins, bottles etc..
I'm taking this to my cousin's baby shower this weekend.