Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Bridal Shower -Towel Cake

It's that time of year when there are many baby showers and bridal showers to attend, so I like to think of creative gifts to give.
I showed my diaper cake HERE with lots of photos and directions.

Today I'll show my towel cake using a dish towel set with cooking utensils and kitchen gadgets, items that the bride will soon need.

I used two sets of kitchen towels bought from Walmart, one had a hot pad, oven mit, dish rag and 4 matching dish towels, the second set was just a tan and white towel set ($5 each).
The oven mit and hot pad are rolled up in the bottom layer to give it thickness, the dish rag is the very top layer. I used safety pins to keep the towels rolled together.

The ribbon was hot glued to itself on the back side, then I carefully added the utensils and kitchen gadgets.

For the diaper cake I had twill (netting/fabric) to wrap around the cake. I didn't have any matching twill or fabric for this cake, so I had to get creative.... this is what I did.

I cut strips of cardstock, got it wet then wadded each strip up, carefully un-wadded the strips then let them dry. When they were dry they looked like a wrinkled mess, but this is what I used around each layer of the towel cake, tucking ends into the towel and wrapping around the utensils.

The flowers are made just as I did on the diaper cake using "Walk in my Garden" Cricut cartridge, except I used two layers here instead of three, and hot glued a rope knot in the center instead of a jewel (view the diaper cake to see how I made the flowers).
I used glue dots to adhere each flower to my wadded wrinkled paper strips, I didn't need to make stems like on the diaper cake flowers.

I used cardboard for the base covered with tinfoil.
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11 comments:

  1. I'm goint to attempt to make one for a bridal shower. Thanks for sharing your pictures!

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  2. Keep up the fantastic piece of work, I read few articles on this web site and I believe that your blog is really interesting and has got lots of good information.

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  3. Can u please list all supplies, something for a non- crafter to use
    What you need for this project


    Thanks so much

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    1. This is the perfect gift idea for a new bride at my church that I want to do something cute for without wrecking my budget. Thanks for this great idea.

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  4. Found your beautiful project on pinterest. Thank you so much for sharing, I had no idea what to do for a new friends bridal shower til I came across this!

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    1. Hi, thank you for your nice comment. I'm so glad this project has been helpful for you, I've made several for bridal showers.... I wish I would have taken photos of them all. The towel cakes are fun, easy and inexpensive to make. :)

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  5. im going try this for my soon to be daughter in law i hope she likes and i can do it !! love the idea !!!

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  6. Thats completely adorable! You can call that a kitchen cake.

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  7. I made this cake for my Sister's shower and everyone loved it! Thanks for the great idea and instructions!

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