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Friday, April 13, 2012

Shannon v.s diaper cake

Diaper cakes are my favorite things to make for people for baby shower gifts. They're not only functional, but they're pretty dang cute. If you have a baby shower you can pretty much guarantee im gunna bring you a diaper cake. I made one for my own baby shower to serve as the center piece, and now apparently i've become the resident diaper cake centerpiece maker in the family. My sister is throwing a baby shower for her sister-in-law and guess who gets to make the centerpiece? This girl! I really don't mind, I enjoy making them.  I'm a busy person though, so my only time I get to really focus and get something done right is after the boys are in bed. So that means I didn't get started on my diaper cake until 9pm last night. And after 9pm isn't really creative juices flowing prime time for me. But it had to get done either way so I grabbed my box of crafty goodies, plugged in my hot glue gun, poured a glass of wine and got started.

Bows. They're so cute and festive, until you can't figure out what to do with them.

Zebra bow in the middle? No....

Pink bow in the middle? Yeah... yeah thats better.
Zebra on bottom with a bow behind? No... too may bows.

No bow beind the zebra? No... too plain.
And as you can see by the empty spool to the left, I have now run out of pink ribbon.

Double pink ribbon on bottom? Yeah... yeah I like that.

But I cut the pink ribbon for a bow and its now too short to wrap around, so I improvise! glue it together with a patch!
Hot glue oops. Dont drink and craft.  

You can also see I attempted to put some zebra bows there on the middle teir. A decision I regretted pretty shortly after doing it. It made the middle teir too heavy and the bottom didn't really match after that. It was lopsided with the heavy flowers on top, heavy bows in the middle then the one, lonesome zebra on the bottom. So I decided I had to do something to beef up the bottom tier.  

So I add gems? Nope. Dont like that at all.
Take the bows from the middle and put them on the bottom? Nope, don't like the either.
I decide i'm trying to get too fancy. I need to just keep it simple. So the zebra bows and the gems get the boot and this is what remains.
The finished product. 
It IS pretty simple, but I think with the pattern of the zebra stripe, the flowers and the bright pink it's busy enough to hold its own. If it was just solid colors it would be too plain but the patterns livens it up.
In the two hour battle of Shannon v.s diaper cake, I think Shannon won. I went to bed tired, drained of any and all creativity and not ready to wake up in 5 hours, but victorious non the less.

1 comment:

  1. hahaha "don't drink and craft"

    personally I think it's helps the creative juices flow lol