Thursday, June 24, 2010

Tea Towel Shower Cake

Happy Thursday!!  Today's craft is a tea towel cake that I made for my sister's shower.  My inspiration was this beautiful version from Aly & Ash.  I started with four coordinating tea towels and two cardboard boxes (one from crackers and the other from cereal)


I cut the front and back out of the cracker box and taped the edges together to form a round shape.  Then it was as simple as folding two of the towels around the shape and pinning in place


Once the bottom layer was folded and pinned, I placed it on a decorative plate and folded the third tea towel to fit in the bottom and add a bit of stability


For the second layer, I used the front and back of a cereal box, again taped to form a round shape.  And again, fold and pin the fourth tea towel around the shape.  To assemble, just put the second layer inside of the first layer, on top of the folded tea towel.  Then came the fun embellishment - I used a few whisks, spatula, wedding bell cookie cutter and some ribbon for decorations.  For the topper I used a mini colander and a pretty honey pot.  Here she is all ready to be wrapped up:



I think this might be my new go-to shower gift.  It packages up so pretty and it can be customized to the bride's taste or kitchen colors. 

13 comments:

One Cheap B*tch said...

Oh my goodness! How cute is that? What a fabulous gift idea!

Jeanine

amycatalogna said...

How adorable...I love it! I have another idea for use of towels (that could actually be a decoration on this cake!) on my blog, but love this!

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Kerri said...

You are a genious...this takes the cake! :) Okay, I just couldn't resist that one!

There are so many fun dish towels out there too...what a fun gift!

Have a great weekend!

Country Mouse said...

Super cute gift idea!!! Very clever!

Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! said...

Thanks for the how-to and for linking up again to Modern Craftswoman Monday! Rory

Kaysi said...

I love this idea, it would make a prefect gift!

Amanda@The Hand Me Down House said...

Well this is just too cute! What a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing.

Ginger said...

What a great idea for showers!? Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

Amy said...

This turned out so beautifully!! We have a wedding to go to in a couple of weeks and I have been struggeling on what to get. I love this idea. I am going to the store this afternoon to see what I can get to make one!!! Thanks for sharing!!

Jan said...

Great gift idea!!! Thanks for showing how you did it!

Julia said...

That is the CUTEST thing ever! Thanks for the idea!

~Julia

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