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.