Tea Towel Cake

I'm sure you've heard of diaper cakes given at baby showers, but how about this dish towel cake for your Mum for Mother's Day? I absolutely love it! My Mum actually taught me how to make this forever ago when I didn't know what to give a friend as a housewarming gift.  It makes a great Mother's Day or House Warming gift and it's so easy to create.
What you need
• hot glue gun and glue
• pins
• cake base board
• cardboard (I used cereal boxes)
• three coordinating tea towels
• baking utensils as decorations
• ribbon and other embellishments.

 Step One: 
You need two pieces of cardboard. I used two cereal boxes, flattened them and cut two strips.
 Strip One: 5 inches wide by 17 inches long.
Strip Two: 7 inches wide by 14 inches long.
  Step Two: 
Bend the strips into a circle and secure with hot glue. I used clothes pin to hold it while it was drying.
(You will have one fat cylinder and one tall cylinder)
 Step Three: 
You'll want to wash and iron your tea towels. I bought these three coordinating green and brown tea towels at TJ Max for $4.00
 Step four: 
Now for covering your cardboard. Fold your tea towel (I folded mine into thirds), and wrap it around the cardboard and secure with one pin in the back. Repeat with your other piece of cardboard.

  Step Five:
I pulled my tea towel straight off of my cardboard and set it aside. I then glued my fat cylinder to my cake base. Then I placed my cylinder tea towel over the cardboard and pinned it in the back. I used a total of four pins on it.
  Step Six:
Pull the tea towel half way up your skinny cylinder. Hot glue the bottom of your skinny cylinder and place it in the center of the fat cylinder. Push your tea towel down just a little bit.
 Step Seven:
Stuff your third towel in the top of your tall cylinder and fluff to make pretty. Now decorate with baking utensils, bows and whatever else you want!


  1. Super cute!! Great idea!! I so wish I was crafty!

  2. I love it! How freakin cute is this! The green color of the fabric is fabulous and I have never heard of a tea cake! Kudos for you girl- this is awesome!

  3. How creative! I can just imagine the different fabrics I could use!

  4. What a great gift idea, I love it and hope to use it sometime soon (and I will for sure take a picture). Even your clothes pins are cute! :) xx

  5. How Cute is this??
    You're too creative girl.

  6. that is awesome! i bet if i tried something like that (you see...im not handy at all when it comes to DIY stuff), someone would think i paid someone to do it for me! all the more reason to try it!

    can't wait to see more tuesday tutorials!

  7. What a great idea!

    xoxo ~ Courtney

  8. That is so cute! I will definitely be bookmarking this tutorial for future bridal showers, housewarming parties and Mother's Day gifts :)

    Thanks for sharing!

  9. Well looky here martha stewart! This is awesome! I love it!

  10. that is adorable! Great idea for a bridal shower.

  11. How creative you are!!! That is absolutely gorgeous...What a great gift idea. Thank you so much for sharing.

  12. Great idea to recycle the empty boxes! Will be a great assignment for the kids!

  13. This is a super cute idea! I must have those tea towels - they are adorable. Thanks for sharing :)

  14. Cute idea! I love the lime green... my favorite color for kitchen stuff.

  15. Good morning from Tokyo!

    What a thoughtful and creative idea! Thank you for sharing. As a gal whose Mother adores tea, this is right up her alley.

    A lovely week to you...



  16. oh loveliness! this is just about the coolest mom's day gift ever! and an even better housewarming!

  17. Love snicker doodles so good! What a great idea for Mama's day love it. I must try this out.

  18. What a great idea! Especially for a housewarming! Thanks for sharing!

  19. Love it! Maybe someone will make me this for my wedding... :)

  20. What a fun way to give a gift. Very cute. :)

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