In the past, I have made diaper cakes, where you roll up each individual diaper using a rubberband, put them into a circle shape, decorate it with cute baby things, and present it to a mother-to-be with oohs and ahhs from everyone.  A time consuming task, I reserved making that gift for only the most special people in my life who were going to have a new baby.

That was before I joined Pinterest.

I had pinned a motorcycle diaper cake to one of my boards, and when the time came to actually make the gift, I was unfortunately disappointed when the link I pinned took me to just a photo, and I was unable to see how to make the gift easily.

A quick Google search as I walked around Target took me to an exceptional tutorial on a blog here: Sweet Aprils, the Blog.
I give a huge thumbs up to the author of that blog, who literally saved my shopping trip and I was able to complete the easier, sweeter, cooler diaper motorcycle that had a bigger "WOW" factor than a regular diaper cake, in my opinion of course.

I dedicate this instructable, to my sister-in-love, who asked me to post the "How To" make this cool baby shower gift that only takes about an hour.

Step 1: Materials

You will need the following items, and have the *Option* to purchase extras for great gift giving:

For the tires - Steps 2 & 3
  • A minimum of thirty-four (34), Size 1 diapers
  • Two (2) rubber bands
  • An 8-inch cake pan
  • 1-1/2" to 2" wide coordinating ribbon
  • At least two sewing pins
  • Scissors
To connect the wheels and make handle bars - Steps 4 & 5
  • Two (2) individual receiving blankets, at least 27" square
  • At least two (more) sewing pins
  • Something to "tie" the blanket together: Suggestions are another rubber band (covered by ribbon), a chain link toy, OR a cute ponytail holder, (which is what I used.)
  • One Bib - Purchase a pack of at least two for the whole project.

Make a headlight - Step 6
  • One bottle
  • *Optional*: I used one burp cloth to wrap around the bottle, but it is not needed.

Stiffen the handlebars - Step 7
  • An empty toilet paper roll tube
  • Booties or a pair of socks
  • Tissue paper or a paper towel

Make a seat - Step 8
  • One bib

Place a Rider - Step 9
  • A small (6" tall or so) stuffed animal

  • My photo shows a box of 108 diapers.  This is not needed, unless you are like me and plan on giving the diapers as part of the present.
  • Make sure you get enough diapers!  Some packages only have 30 when you need at least 34 for a good looking end result.
  • The *optional* items to purchase for the gift can include a burp cloth or a washcloth.  I purchased a package of burp cloths and incorporated them into the motorcycle cake throughout the process.
<p>I will be &quot;attempting&quot; to make this for my God Daughter's shower on Saturday and I was wondering if you could tell me <u>how much time</u> I should allow to make this? I just wanted to make sure I give myself enough time. Thank you. This is the 1st time ever using this site, as I followed your link from Pintrest. I am amazed at how detailed your instructions are! I cannot wait to make this! </p>
<p>I hope you made it! The whole thing probably took me about an hour and I took pictures along the way. The cake pan is the real time saver! Please post a photo if you made one and thanks for commenting!</p>
<p>Thanks for sharing! Instructions were crystal clear. I was surprised by how quickly it was completed.</p>
<p>Absolutely beautiful!! =) The turtle does it!!!</p>
So cute! I can't wait to give it as a gift!<br><br>Thank you so much for sharing how to make this!
<p>The hippo is adorable! I love the colors. Thanks for sharing!</p>
<p>The folks I'm giving this to are not bikers, but I am, so I thought it would be a unique way to package up their registry items from me! I have to wait 2 weeks, but I'm really excited!</p>
<p>It's beautiful! Awesome job!</p>
Sooooooooo cute
would a 8 1/2 inch pan work also?
Absolutely! I would think you might use a few more diapers though.... :)
Thank you! I think so too! ;)
Wow, what a fantastic present! And such a lot of effort into the presentation.
Thank you!

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