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.
- Cardboard box
- Mixed media scissors
- Safety pins
- Glue and glue gun
- Duct tape
- 4 Rubber bands
- 36 pack newborn diapers
- 4 baby bottles
- 4 receiving blankets
- Hyland’s teething tablets
- Hyland’s tiny cold tablets
- Various baby products (for Jeep cargo in the back)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here are some photos of the finished diaper Jeep.