DIY Diaper Jeep Instructions

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My husband loves to go “jeeping” with his friends. They usually go for the whole day and ride crazy trials with rocks and boulders. I stay home. Ha! Anyway, one of the guys recently had twin boys. So, my husband asked me if I could attempt to make a diaper Jeep. I was definitely up for the task.  With a little trial and error, I came up with these DIY diaper Jeep instructions to share with you.

I have made a golf themed diaper cake before and some diaper cupcakes.  It was fun to make so I figured I could take this on. Here are the materials and gifts I used.

Materials:

  • Cardboard box
  • Mixed media scissors
  • Safety pins
  • Felt
  • Glue and glue gun
  • Ribbon
  • Tape
  • Duct tape
  • 4 Rubber bands

Baby Gifts:

Diaper Jeep Instructions:

Cutting the Cardboard Box

I used a rectangular cardboard box as shown. It worked great. I measured from the bottom up 6” and cut the top off. I also cut two strips for the Jeep rails and cut the front side off as shown.

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Wrapping the Box

I used two receiving blankets for this step. One to wrap the box. I secured it with safety pins. A second blanket was used for the front hood of the Jeep. I folded it and wrapped it around.

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Making the Tires

I used seven diapers per tire. Stagger five of the diapers and roll them holding them tightly. Wrap the other two diapers around each side and secure it with a rubber band. Next, wrap ribbon around the tire and secure it with tape.

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Adding the Details

To make the jeep rails and mirrors, I wrapped the cardboard strips in black felt using a hot glue gun. Use duct tape to attach them to the Jeep. I also used black felt for the rear view mirrors, also taping them to the inside of the receiving blanket with duct tape.

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I rolled the bottles in one receiving blanket for the headlights and placed five diapers vertically in between to form the grill. I place three diapers horizontally under the grill. Another receiving blanket was folded and placed over the headlights. I also inserted the Hyland’s bottles as small headlights under the bottles.

To attach the tires, I threaded ribbon through two of them and tied them around the hood and back of the Jeep.

Note: The Jeep wheels were not secure with just the ribbon, so I wrapped a piece of cardboard with wrapping paper to create a platform for the cake to stand on.

I also detailed the tires with the Jeep symbol as well as made Jeep license plates for the front and back. Lastly, I made a gift tag.

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Here are some photos of the finished diaper Jeep.

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