I previously shared a tutorial on how to make a DIY Bassinet Diaper Cake  and since the mom-to-be is having twins I made two diaper babies to go inside of the bassinet. I went back and forth trying to figure out how to make the diaper babies small enough to fit into the bassinet with items that the mom-to-be could use. I honestly didn’t decide how I was going to make the diaper babies until the night before I gave the Bassinet Diaper Cake to the mom-to-be and since I was rushing to get them finished I didn’t take pictures of every step (I took a few pictures but didn’t have enough to comfortable explain how to make them); however after several of my fabulous readers asked me if I could share how I made the diaper babies I decide to make another diaper baby so that I could take pictures of the steps I was previously missing. So without further ado here is a step-by-step tutorial on how to make a diaper baby or twin diaper babies for your DIY Bassinet Diaper Cake!!! 🙂

Okay, here is what you will need

  • (2) 2.5″ Styrofoam balls
  • 2 craft sticks (I used wavy paddle fans sticks that were leftover from my wedding programs)
  • 2 diapers
  • 2 pacifiers
  • 8 baby washcloth (4 washcloths per baby)
  • 1 baby towel
  • Push pins

Step 1: Take your Craft Stick and push it into the center of your Styrofoam Ball.

Push Stick into styrofoam ball

 Step 2: Open a diaper and wrap it around the ball. Pin the diaper in place as you go using your push pins. I used 2 push pins (It’s okay if the top doesn’t look perfect because you’re going to be cover it with a hat (aka washcloth)

wrap diaper around ball and pin

 Step 3: Take your wash cloth and lay it face up. Then fold over the edge about 3/4″ and then fold it over again so that it will have a clean edge

fold washcloth over two times

 Step 4: Wrap the washcloth around the top of the diaper head and then pin it in place

wrap washcloth around diaper head and pin

Here is the front view

washcloth wrapped around diaper head

Step 5: Add Eyes to Diaper Head (I purchased the eyes from Michaels for $1.99)

Step 6: Fold one of your washcloths in half and wrap it around the top half of your craft stick. Pin it in place with a push pin.

fold washcloth in half and wrap around stick

Step 7: Fold another washcloth in half and wrap it around the bottom half of your craft stick. Pin it in place with a push pin.

wrap washcloth around bottom of stick

Step 8: You are going to take another washcloth and wrap it around the entire craft stick. If the washcloth is longer than your stick fold it down just enough so that it is the length of your craft stick and then wrap it around so that it covers the two washcloths you have already pinned around your craft stick.

wrap washcloth around stick

Pin  the Washcloth in Place with a Push Pin

pin washcloth

 Step 10: You are going to swaddle your babies together in a baby towel. To do this you need to fold your towel so that it forms an upside down triangle. Lay the two babies in the center and then fold the left corner across the babies. Take the bottom corner and fold it up. Take the right corner and wrap it around the babies and then pin the towel in place with a push pin

Swaddle both babies in towel

Step 11: If you’re planning to put your diaper babies into a Bassinet Diaper Cake you need to first line the bottom of the bassinet with a receiving blanket. 

place blanked in bassinet

 Step 12: Place the swaddled diaper babies into the bassinet diaper cake

place babies into bassinet

 Step 13: Place the pacifiers where the mouth would be

add paci's to babies face

AND….VIOLA..You have a set of twin diaper babies that are a perfect fit for your fabulous DIY Bassinet Diaper Cake!

twin diaper babies

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