Friday, May 11, 2007

Show and Tell #4

It's Friday again, which means we gather at Kelli's house for Show and Tell. Don't miss out on the fun. It's easy to participate.

This week I'm going to show you a gift that I assembled for a bride to be. Oh, the raves over this one! It's so very easy, and very charming. It's a cake!


But, it is made from bath towels, hand towels, and washcloths!

Simply fold your bath towels in half, and then in half again. Lay your towels end to end, and safety pin them together. Roll tightly and secure with pins.

The next layer is the hand towels. Fold these in thirds. I rolled these around candles to give it a little more substance. Pin.

The top layer is the washcloths. Fold these in half. Again, I thought it needed more to it, so I wrapped these around an empty toilet paper tube, and filled it with samples of body wash. Place all of the layers together, and run a thin dowel rod through the layer to hold it together.

Place a bath puff on top. You can decorate this however you wish. I wrapped a pretty floral ribbon around each layer and pinned it in the back. I also used small sprays of flowers, wired them together, and encircled the cake. The decorating only took about 10 minutes!

This makes a very pretty and useful gift! No wrapping paper required!



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34 comments:

Penless Thoughts said...

You sure did a good job on this and it is very pretty. I've also seen these done for a baby shower out of diapers with rattles, hair bows, etc. for the trim. Good ideas for two special occasions.

Becky said...

That is adorable! I have seen similar type things for a baby shower but not a bride to be. Cute as can be. Thanks for sharing.

Trella said...

That is just the neatest thing I have ever seen!! You are so very creative.

fisher of men said...

What a great idea! And it is so beautiful.

Karen
http://www.homesteadblogger.com/karenmontalto

Lori B said...

What a wonderful idea. That looks so fun!
The bride gets her bath towel set plus candles and bath and body wash and etc.
You are very creative.

Have a wonderful Mother's Day weekend!

LBP said...

That is so adorable! You did a great job on that "cake"! How creative.

Jenn4Him said...

Such a lovely gift! I thought it was a real cake at first glance.

Karen said...

I seen it done with diapers, too, but not this. BIG, BIG, presentation and very little time. My kind of gift. You're very creative, Tracy.
Blessings, and Happy Mother's Day!
Karen

Jen in MS said...

Wow! What a creative idea!!

Have a great weekend!

Jodi said...

You even put it on a cardboard cake tray ~ Very clever! :o)

Lady_MSnow said...

I have always wanted to do one of those, but haven't had the time yet. it is beautiful. :)

Sheri said...

Oh how fun!!! What a creative idea for the bride to be Tracy. I must give this one a try some day.

Barbara H. said...

How creative! Just beautiful.

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts

Sandra said...

Oh my goodness, I thought it was a real cake LOL

I LOVE this idea, this is brilliant...thank you for sharing.

Diary of a SAHM

Jennifer said...

love this idea! thanks for sharing :o)

Anna S said...

Tracy,
What a lovely and original idea! :) *taking notes*

Annie said...

That is one of the most gorgeous cakes I have ever seen. I am so amazed and impressed. Since I am already married, I think that I will have to have a big anniversary party soon so I can have a cake like that... or convince my little sister to get married!

Marci said...

What a great idea. Very creative, but also VERY usefull!!! When I first saw it, I wondered if the top layer was toilet paper. =)

Momma Roar said...

Oh, that is gorgeous! What a sweet gift - I had made my sister a diaper cake for her baby shower, but I had never seen these before - I think if I were the bride-to-be, I'd hate to take it apart! I'd probably go out and buy towels!!! lol

Amber said...

Oh how wonderful...I have a wedding next month so will keep this in mind. Thanks for the tutorial!

Christy said...

That is so cute!!! I love it :)

Sharon said...

I have never seen this! Where have I been? It is so pretty!!!

You are very creative.

I hope you have a blessed Mother's Day!

Kelley said...

Very nice...so creative!
Wanted to come by and wish you a blessed weekend!
I've missed ya since I moved to my new blog :(

Kelli said...

Now that is a great idea!! It's so pretty and useful too! I love the lavender.
Kelli

PEA said...

Well isn't that something! It's gorgeous and at first glance I thought it was a real wedding cake! lol I've never seen anything like this made with towels...I love it!!! Now I can't wait to be invited to the next bridal or baby shower! lol xo

Ruth said...

Ok, that is one of the neatest things I've seen in a long time! What a great way to give a gift. I am going to remember that!!

Myrna said...

My! How creative! It looks good enough to eat! I'm sure the bride was delighted--with the gift as well as the presentation of it1

Pam said...

This is awesome! I need to print it out and file for future reference! Just amazing to me how creative some people are!
Happy Mother's Day!

Christie Belle said...

Oh, how cool is that! I'd seen this done with diapers and such for a baby shower, but never one like this! Very original, I'll have to remember this one, my sister in law is getting married in December!

Emily said...

What a fantastic idea Tracy! I really thought it was a real cake at first! Very clever, thanks for sharing.

In His care, Emily

Gena said...

Tracy, that is so pretty! I've never seen that at a bridal shower. I've seen the little baby cakes, but never this.

Tina said...

Have you lost your mind!!!(And I say that with love.)
Your secret sister, aka..."the bride to be" reads your blog!!!! Hopefullly she hasn't yet seen this post. You may want to hide(archive) this post until you reveal your identity next year...but its up to you of course. :-)

Kelli said...

I'm stopping by to wish you a wonderful Mother's Day!!
Hugs,
Kelli

Barbara said...

What a wonderful idea. We do n ot have bridal or baby showers over here.