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September 26, 2011

Bridal Shower Gift Idea: Towel Cake

Look what my sister made! After purchasing towels from their friends' wedding registry, she and a friend put their heads together to make this beautifully presented bridal shower gift. "I was surprised," she said, "because I've never thought of myself as being artsy fartsy but I was happy with the way it turned out."

(That is exactly how I hope this blog makes you feel - maybe you don't consider yourself an artist, but gift wrapping? Yeah, you could do that!)

I asked her for details:
There are sites with instructions on how to make towel cakes but I ended up doing more of a trial-and-error method to get the proportions looking right. We secured each ring of towels with safety pins and then used decorative pins to put the ribbon around each "doughnut." The morning of the shower I put the flowers [from her yard!] on.
My sister says she'd give this bridal shower gift again. She says she isn't artsy-fartsy...but creative gift wrapping runs in the family. Way to go, sis!

If you've wrapped a gift you're proud of, drop me a line at giftedmailbox[at] I'd love to see.

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  1. Your sister did a great job with the towel cake. The flowers are a lovely touch.

  2. Fabulous. We don't have 'showers' here in the UK.... more's the pity.

  3. @Michele Pacey - Aren't the flowers gorgeous? It's not easy maintaining your own yard and garden, but getting to enjoy those hydrangea blooms must be one of the perks.

    @Valerie - Ah, but aren't there 'hen parties'? (Oh, I just looked that up. Guess that's more like a bachlorette party. Correct me if I'm wrong!)

  4. What a terrific idea! It makes gift giving so much more fun.

  5. I absolutely LOVE this idea! It's genius! It looks so beautiful and what a way to "non-wrap" a gift and yet make it look outstanding. I'm so going to do this! :)

  6. @Jen - I know! I've definitely given towels as a wedding gift in a plain box from the store. The cake is so festive!

    @Jan - Great point about non-wrapping. Besides the ribbons and pins (which could be reused), this is practically a waste-free gift!


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