Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Tutorial Tuesday - Mother's Day Tea Towel Cake

Tutorial Tuesday
Mother's Day Tea Towel Cake
 Don't you just love it! Unfortunately as cute as it is my Mom will not be receiving it for Mother's Day. I don't think it would survive being shipped to Canada! But I had the idea in my head and had to put it together! So to Mommy from Asher I guess! Hopefully some of you will make them for you mom! And of course send me pictures if you do!!

Here's how to make it & what you'll need:

Cake Base Board
Bendable Cardboard
Three Coordinating Tea Towels
Baking Utensils & Cookie Cutter  
Ribbon, Letters or other Embellishments
Hot Glue Gun & Glue
Four Pins

Step One: 
I used a cereal box for my cardboard. If using the same, flatten out and cut two strips.
My first strip was about 4 inches wide by 16 inches long
My second strip was 6 inches wide by 13 inches long.

Step Two:
I found these "designer" coordinating tea towel sets at Ross for $5.00!

Step Three:
Bend the long strip into a circle. Secured with hot glue and then secure to the cake base with hot glue. 

Step Four:
Repeat step three with the taller strip and secure it in the middle.

Step Five:
Covering the cardboard is simple. Fold your tea towel (I kept mine folded the way it came) and wrap it around the cardboard and secure with pins in the back. Fold the bottom towel over the cardboard.

Step Six:
Stuff your third tea towel into the top and fluff up all pretty!

Step Seven:
Decorate your cake! I did a baking theme, wooden spoons, whisks and a heart cookie cutter. Then I added ribbon and sparkly letters I had left over from a real cake my friend made for my baby shower. 


You're Done! Easy, Cute & Unique! I love it!


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93 want.love.need.comments:

KJ said...

Wow! this is so clever and has so many applications, new house gift etc. I love it! (I am visiting from Get Your Craft on party).

Jen @ lil Mop Top said...

So cute! and perfect for a bridal shower or baby shower too! Definitely saving this...

Cheryl said...

What a fab idea - the lettering really makes it pop and I just love those towels (we don't have Ross around here...sob). Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday!

Mom C said...

Very cute! I'll just have to look at it here since it won't be sitting on my counter!

Lisa said...

That is SERIOUSLY CUTE! I just love the colours you've chosen. You've put it together so adorably! Love it.

Kim said...

Adorable! Love the colors and what a great idea for Mom's day!

Jennifer Juniper said...

So cute! ANd everyone needs more tea towels :)

{All Thingz Related} said...

This is brilliant! I L O V E it! What a fantastic gift this will make! Thanks so much for sharing @ Anything Related!!
{Rebekah}

Mandy said...

Love this!! thanks for linking up at SugarBee Take-A-Look Tuesday! - Mandy, www.craftedition.blogspot.com

Jamee said...

love it- wanted to let you know i featured you on my blog jameehomemaker.blogspot.com

Amy Bowman said...

very clever idea! I've never seen this done, very cute. Thanks for linking up to "Anti-Procrastination Tuesdays" @ New Nostalgia. I have 2 themes going on at my link party, one for Procrastinators and one for everything else. Would you mind changing your link to the correct area? You will have to scroll down a bit further...thanks!!! Hope to see you again!

The Persimmon Perch said...

What a great presentation! Your mom would have loved it I'm sure. Thanks for sharing with Made it Monday! Jules

Angie said...

Oooh I love this!!!! What a cute gift!

Kaysi said...

Super cute!!! I LOVE the colors!

Staci J said...

Wow!!! This is sooo cute Jax, thanks for the great idea:)

Denise said...

Those towels were a great find. Love the colors!

Tausha said...

This is darling! I found you from Fun to Craft and I am so thrilled that I did! What a great idea and a fantastic tutorial! You could send it to me! (i'm only in Utah! :)
Happy Tuesday!!!!
Please, stop by sometime and say hello!!

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

You are a very clever one. I really like this project and the ingenuity behind it. Thank you for linking to the Boardwalk Bragfest!

kpmattingly said...

So cute and would be great for a wedding gift!! Thanks

Mandy said...

I featured you today! Thanks again - Mandy, www.craftedition.blogspot.com

Always Nesting said...

Oh, my goodness is that just the cutest gift ever!! It's beautiful and full of such fun kitchen goodies. Woo Hoo!

Thanks for the tutorial and thanks for joining us at Woo Hoo! Wednesday.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

This is just about the most clever thing I have ever seen. What a great idea and such a beautiful gift. I love it. Thanks for the tutorial. Beautiful. Thanks also for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Tammy@ A Doctor in the House said...

Aww.. that is the cutest thing ever. If I received something like this, I wouldn't use it. It's too cute to undo.

Robyn said...

How pretty!

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

OH so cute! I love it. :)

Niki said...

This is SOOOOOO Adorable!! What a great idea!! Can't wait to make mine!!

Niki
http://entertaininstyle.blogspot.com

Kim @ seven thirty three said...

I've made diaper cakes and towel cakes but nothing like this! I love it! Thanks for the GREAT tutorial and for linking up with Sugar & Spice.

Heather said...

This is so cute such a great idea!!!

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Cute idea! I can see this for a wedding shower or birthday or.....very clever!

Tenille said...

very cute.

Stacey @ Fun to Craft said...

Very cute idea! I love how it turned out. Thanks for sharing at 'Look at me, I'm SO Crafty!' at Fun to Craft.

*Crystal* said...

This has to be the cutest thing I've every seen! I love it!

Denise said...

What a great idea, thanks for sharing the step by step, I will have to bookmark this page for future reference, these would make great Christmas gifts too for neighbors and friends :)

Heather@ My Frugal Family said...

Adorable! Your link has gotten the most clicks so far on this week's Talented Tuesday, and is now featured on my side bar! Don't forget to grab an "I've been featured" button over at My Frugal Family!

Thanks for linking up with Talented Tuesday!

Jax @ AlyandAsh said...

Awesome Thanks!!

Kim's Treasures said...

Way cool!

MeghalinaBee said...

This is so cute!! I will be using this for showers & events forever!

Kelly said...

Great project! Just added a link to your blog from mine! http://stitchingwithmygirls.blogspot.com/2010/05/mothers-day-gift-idea.html

Room to Inspire said...

What a fantastic Mother's Day project! Thanks for linking it up to Be Inspired today.

Chelsea

mustangkayla said...

If this isn't just the coolest idea ever! Love it! Fantastic tutorial too!

Sachiko said...

Wow, how lovely!! I love this idea, and it's such a fantastic gift for Mother's day!! Thank you for coming over to my link party!

Lorie said...

VERY CUTE! I saw this on UCreate and am going to feature it on my blog tomorrow afternoon!

Such a clever spin!

Amy said...

This is such a fabulous idea!! I was just thinking that I wanted to get my mother in law some new kitchen utensils for mother's day. I was trying to come up with a good way to present it, and this is PERFECT!!

Kristi Flanagan said...

Love this! I think I've found a fun gift idea for some hard to get people! I'd like to invite you to come plant your creative seeds at my blog party on Fridays: Plant a Punkin Seed at Punkin Seed Productions.

Hope to see you there!

Kristi
Punkin Seed Productions

Shelley Dawn said...

That is adorable! The perfect gift for a bridal shower or wedding. LOVE IT!

Outofmymind said...

I want to make a bunch of these and set them on my counter and stare at them. SO AWESOME!!!! Thanx for such a great idea.

Jax @ AlyandAsh said...

Outofmymind you're hilarious! My plan was to disassemble mine after the pictures went up but haven't been able to! It is now sitting on my counter being stared at!

Ginger said...

Your so amazing! What a great gift!
Any mom would love one of these!
Thank you for sharing it with all of us!

Jingle said...

That is very cool!

Staci J said...

Helloooo... 50 comments and tonz of features!!! You're a rockstar Jax!!! I just made one for my MIL and I'll be posting pics on my blog soon, thanx again for the fabulous idea:)

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Thats amazing! And to think thrifty? WoW! Thanks for linking up to Thrifty Thursday!
Leigh, Bloggeritaville
www.lbratina.blogspot.com

Fawnda said...

THis is one of the cutest things I have seen for mother's day! I love it! :)

Liz @ LivingMySweetLife said...

WOW! love this!
a good friend of mine is having a gadget bridal shower and this fits the bill perfectly!!! thanks!

Zemphira ~ Scatter Art. said...

That is really cute, and such a fun way to give practical gifts. Nice.

Sheri@childmade.com said...

Just lovely!! I like the idea for a bridal shower too! Thanks for sharing. I've posted a link.

Hootin' Anni said...

Clever...and I must say...I DO love the bright Spring colors you've chosen for the project.


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Do come see who it is, won't you? Happy Friday.

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Very cute! I received something similar as a housewarming gift :D

The Garden Bell said...

Perfect. I need a quick gift for Sunday. Just what I need was an idea like this to get my mojo going.

Lemonade on the deck, grab a glass and come visit me in the garden,

Kate - The Garden Bell

Andy Porter said...

Very cool! I love that you even created the container! Well done!

TidyMom said...

What a cute cute idea!!!
Thanks for sharing and linking up to I'm Lovin'It! Have a FABULOUS weekend!

FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Hello, What a sweet gift for your mother. It really is so beautiful, I love the the colors and the pretty lettering. Great tutorial, thank you for sharing.
Hugz,
Kim

Brooke said...

That is so cute! Thanks for sharing. You did a great job.

trooppetrie said...

this is the cutest thing ever. our church is having a garden party tomorow and this would be wonderful

betchacanteatjustone said...

I am going to make this for my mom :)

Thanks for sharing such a great project!

Jenna said...

Thanks for this tutorial!!!! I was trying to come up with a mom's day gift & you solved the problem! Here is what I came up with from your tutorial:

http://simplyjenna.blogspot.com/2010/05/mothers-day-gift.html

Thanks!!!

Summer said...

Great idea! I featured it on my blog today!

http://sumossweetstuff.blogspot.com/2010/05/showcase-saturday_08.html

Come grab a featured button!

Thanks for linking up!

Sumo

Niki said...

Hi Jax! I used your tutorial as a guide for a diaper cake shower gift, so I added a link from my post to your tutorial. I hope that's ok. :)

Niki
http://entertaininstyle.blogspot.com/2010/05/gifts-its-all-wrapped-up.html

Niki said...

Thanks for checking out my post, and for adding a picture to. Facebook. Happy Mother's Day!

Stephanie Cameron said...

Super great idea! Love the cardboard box usage.

Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com} said...

What a great idea, now that is a gift I would love to receive!

CraftyLikeLindy said...

This is such a great idea! It would be a good gift for a bridal shower too. I totally need to make one now!
BTW I am a new follower and a fellow AZ blogger/crafter. You can check out my blog at http://onecraftyme.blogspot.com/

MsJay said...

Very nice. Love the cardboard box thingy.

Kristi Flanagan said...

You've been featured! Come grab your button and wear it with pride - AND - come plant your creative seeds again on Friday!

Kristi
Punkin Seed Productions

Pulham Clan said...

I made this for a bridal shower and put it on my blog, but couldn't remember where I had seen it to give you credit. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment! I'm linking back to this post.

Happy Mommy said...

Oh I love this! Would make a great little gift for anyone!

EMR said...

What a lovely idea, not just for mother's day, but also for baby and bridal showers (with modifications, of course).

VickiT said...

What a fantastic idea. LOVE the colors you used too. This would be awesome for a bridal shower, especially one that's a kitchen themed one. Thanks for such a great gift idea.

Kristen said...

Great idea! We have a house warming party coming up and this would be a perfect little gift.

Sweet Little Smoothie said...

Hi there! Just wanted to let you know that I used your tea towel cake as inspiration to make one for my sister's wedding shower (http://sweetlittlesmoothie.blogspot.com/2010/06/tea-towel-shower-cake.html) Thanks for the fantastic idea!!

Jami said...

This is so cute! I hope you'll stop by and share this (or any other cute packaging idea) at the Pretty Packages Party!
http://blackberryvine.blogspot.com/2010/10/pretty-packages-party-3.html
smiles!

Clair said...

Just made this last weekend for a wedding gift. Thanks so much for the tutorial!!

http://clairscreations.blogspot.com

Zafran ali said...

Thank,s for sharing, I am going to have to try that, very cute.
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Trina said...

I featured this on my blog today!

Baye said...

I'm making some kitchen towels right now, so this will be a great way to share them. Great idea for a new couple. Thanks for sharing

Nichole said...

Great as presents, right? Specially that you can have it personalized. Like, instead of putting mom you can change it to the name of the person your going to give the gift or "mom" is still there and you will just add something.

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Di-licious said...

What a fantastic and creative gift! Easy to follow instructions too. Think I'll be whipping up some of these for friends and family who prefer not to eat real cake!

Unknown said...

I just made this for a shower and it turned out FANTASTIC. It was a BIG hit with everyone there. I would like to send you a pic, but I can't figure out how to do it. Your site is not showing most of the pics or links right now.
Sandra

Ari said...

I just made one of these for a baking shower. I can't wait to show it off! Thanks so much for the idea!

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Unknown said...

What was the size of the cake base board?

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How interesting it is. I will definitely try it because i am really impressed.
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admin said...

Its very beautiful Mother's Day Tea Towel Cake

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