How To Make a Towel Cake: A Cute and Practical Housewarming Gift
Are you looking for a unique and practical housewarming gift that's both creative and functional? Consider making a towel cake – a delightful and easy DIY gift that combines everyday kitchen items into a fun and useful package.
In this step-by-step tutorial, I'll show you how to create this charming kitchen accessory cake using affordable materials from Dollar Tree.
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1. Rolling the Bath Towel
Start by selecting a nice, big bath towel. Fold it into thirds (trifold) and roll it tightly.
Secure the rolled towel with twine to prevent it from coming undone.
Place this towel on a disposable cake platter.
2. Adding Dishcloths Layers
Tri-fold multiple dishcloths and layer them on top of each other.
Leave about three inches of each end exposed.
Wrap the long strip of dishcloths around the rolled bath towel.
If the cloths do not wrap around the entire cake you can take one more and wrap it at the back.
Secure them in place with a large stretchy rubber band.
3. Decorative Towel Layer
Choose another towel in a contrasting color to the first one.
Trifold it and wrap it around the existing layers, securing it with another stretchy rubber band.
4. Add Candles
Place a candle in the center of your first tier.
Then place a second candle on top of the first to form the center of your second cake towel tier.
5. Microfiber Cloth Rolls and Candles
Roll up smaller microfiber cloths into tight rolls, securing them with elastics.
Place them around the second-tier candle.
Next, wrap a decorative dishcloth around them like a ribbon, securing it with a rubber band.
6. Adding the Final Tier
Take a hand towel, tri-fold it, and roll it up, leaving the center somewhat open.
Tie one side to keep it together.
Place it on top of the second tier as your third and final tier.
7. Decorating with Kitchen Tools
Slide various kitchen tools, such as sponges, can openers, scissors, and a scrub brush, down inside the loose center of the third tier as well as into various areas on the second tier.
8. Concealing Elastics with Ribbon
Cover the elastic bands around each tier with a pretty ribbon, giving your towel cake a polished finish.
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DIY Gift Idea: How to Make a Towel Cake
Whether you're welcoming someone to their new home or celebrating a milestone, the towel cake is a fun way to gift essential home items and offers a delightful and memorable surprise for the recipient.
Have you tried making a towel cake before or do you have other easy DIY gift ideas?