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Friday, July 1, 2011

Bridal Shower Towel Cake

Planning a bridal shower soon?

Attending a bridal shower soon?

Then, have I got a fun and creative way for you to decorate your tables or present your gift.

And, of course I incorporated fabric rosettes into the design. Because I'm obsessed with them. As a matter of fact, these rosettes were the very first I ever made.

There's no photo tutorial, but it's a pretty simple process. This was a joint venture between my mother and I. She came up with the idea of a bath towel cake and I helped her decorate the cake. Wrapping the towels up and pinning them is absolutely the easiest part of this project. The base is one adult bath towel, the middle layer is a hand towel, and the top layer is a wash cloth. Each are simply folded, rolled, and then safety pinned at the back to keep the wrap together.

Honestly, the hardest part of creating this cake was choosing the decorations. My mother and I are sort of endless nitpickers when it comes to our own projects, sometimes to our own demise, and other times to our great satisfaction.

The pearls you see are floral pins used to hold the ribbon and rosettes to the towel cake. You can purchase these pins at major craft stores. I purchased mine at Hobby Lobby in the bridal aisle.

Pretty rosettes...
...well, expect for the hot glue you can see.

As I mentioned, it was my very first attempt at rosettes and I have since learned to perfect my hot gluing ways so as not to leave clomps of it uglifying my rosettes.

You'll notice we removed the flowers for the final cut.
Nitpicking that resulted in success in my opinion. :-)

Yes, much better.

Have a wonderful Fourth of July! I'll be linking up to a host of parties you can find here. There are tons of cool ideas on each one of them. Go. Be inspired!

And, this particular party requires a link on the actual post: Today's Creative Blog 


  1. I like the grown up version of a diaper cake :)

  2. What a cute idea! I would love it if you would link up to my Tuesday Confessional link party going on now: http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2011/07/tuesday-confessional-link-up-2.html. I hope to see you soon!
    ~Macy from Confessions of a SAHM

  3. So cute! I have seen many diaper cakes, I love the twist with a towel cake too! Great idea. Thanks for linking up with Lemon Tree today!

  4. Very nice! what a cute twist on the diaper cake trend!

  5. this is creative!! i love it:) :)