Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Floral Arrangements or Diaper Cakes

A big reason to why diaper cakes are such a perfect idea to offer as a gift for a baby’s arrival is the idea that the diaper cakes qualifies as a perfect gift for anyone wanting decor as well as exceptional usage. One of the most popular gifts known to be delivered to hospital beds to new mommies are beautiful floral arrangements. But imagine giving that mommy something that will be beautiful and useful even after its time comes to be taken apart. A floral arrangement has a life span of about a week maybe 2 if taken with diligent care. But a diaper cake will be used even after the cake has served its decoration purpose.

At a baby shower where I made a Winnie the Pooh diaper cake, an elderly woman asked me if I knew the origin of the diaper cakes. I had to sadly say I didn’t, although I did know that in the recent years it seems they are becoming a lot more popular. The elderly women who probably was close to her mid 80s told me that when she was a little girl she would watch her mother sow beautiful designs on fabrics that would turn into cloth diaper and were then given as gifts to expecting mothers. She would spend days producing a dozen or so of them and then with ribbons and bows she would make an arrangement made of those diapers. She added that back in her days, there was no concept of disposable items, so the gift would was more the thought that went into the gift.

Whether this story has anything to do with the origin of the diaper cakes or not, remains to be discovered but it was a beautiful story and thought I would share. Every diaper cake I make gives me joy because not any two are alike. It keeps me enjoying all the tiny cute things available for babies even after my daughter is passed her infant stage.

2 comments:

Jo said...

This is a great idea.

GoJaws said...

diaper cake is such a more thoughtful present then flowers. flowers die in a few days, but every single item in the diaper cake can be used.