How to make roses from face cloths

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How to make roses from face cloths
Make a bath gift for baby with towels and face cloths. (Digital Vision./Digital Vision/Getty Images)

Cakes made with layers of cloth diapers are a common shower gift. For something different, create a cake from hooded towels and trim it with roses crafted from face cloths. Thin baby wash cloths are the best type for making roses. You can often find a package of five baby face cloths in different pastel colours at a discount store. These are suitable for creating a spray of colourful roses to trim a cake. Add a matching ribbon around the base of the cake and tuck a tub toy in among the roses for a playful accent.

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Things you need

  • Rubber band

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  1. 1

    Lay the face cloth out flat on a table and fold it into thirds by folding up the bottom edge by a third and folding the top edge down.

  2. 2

    Roll the face cloth up starting with the left edge. The top folded edge will form the top of the rose.

  3. 3

    Fold the right edge down at an angle so it is even with the bottom of the rose.

  4. 4

    Grasp the bottom of the rose in your hand and wrap a rubber band around it, 1/2 inch from the bottom edge. Be sure to catch the folded-down right edge in the band.

  5. 5

    Spread the top of the rose out to shape it into petals.

Tips and warnings

  • Make a rosebud by folding the right edge in instead of out.
  • You can use safety pins to attach the roses to the gift or baste them on.
  • Attach a cluster of roses and artificial leaves to a gift basket.

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