I went to a baby shower last week that had jungle animals on the invitation. So, I thought a giraffe themed diaper cake would be adorable! My idea was to find a giraffe print fabric for the burp cloth and matching onesie. I thought the mom would love how graphic it was and that it wouldn't be too babyish. She also doesn't know what she's having, so the giraffe print would be gender neutral. I ended up finding a perfect giraffe print flannel at my fav Fabric Depot (where I've gone for fabric for this project and this project). Here is the onesie and matching burp cloths I made:
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Back to the diaper cake. Since the new mommy and daddy-to-be live in Kentucky and requested gifts to be travel friendly, I only made them a one tier cake. I used a half pack of Seventh Generation diapers and gave them the other half in a gift bag (so they would see which brand and size the diapers are). I wrapped the diapers with some giraffe printed ribbon I found at Joann Fabrics and added some green washcloths, folded to look like flowers (I knew from their registry they were going with a gender neutral green color palate for the nursery). I also added a yellow stuffed giraffe from Target that has a little wind-up thing on the side to make it play lullabies (kinda like this one) and a little giraffe rattle from Babies R Us. This is kinda like the rattle. Maybe I couldn't find the original one online because I had bought it in the store a couple months ago?
When I walked up to the baby shower, I saw a giant wooden giraffe on display on the front porch, wearing a bib. "Score," I thought. "My gift matches that giraffe." I then got inside and noticed the mommy-to-be was wearing a giraffe printed dress. Not only did my gift match the decor, it matched the mommy! Perfect! 500 points for me!