Make a spray of roses from infant washcloths. Attach the bouquet to the handle of a basket of baby gifts or use it to decorate a cake made of baby towels and diapers. Create a small bouquet with three washcloth flowers for the mother-to-be to wear as a corsage during the baby shower. Make an all-pink bouquet for a girl or a blue one for a boy. Use yellow or another generic colour if the gender of the baby is to be a surprise.
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Things you need
- 5 baby wash cloths
- 5 chenille stems
- 5 rubber bands
- Green paper floral tape
- 2 sprays of artificial leaves
Lay out a washcloth flat on the table. Fold up 5 inches of the bottom edge. Fold the top edge of the washcloth down over the folded-up edge. This folds the washcloth into thirds.
Place a chenille stem on the left edge of the folded cloth. The top of the stem should be just below the top folded edge of the cloth. Roll the washcloth around the stem, keeping the folded edges even.
Wrap a rubber band around the bottom of the rolled-up wash rag, 1/4-inch from the bottom edge. This holds the rose together and onto the stem. The stem should stick out the bottom of the cloth rose.
Wrap floral tape over the rubber band. Continue wrapping the tape around the base of the rose and down the stem. Wrap tightly and stretch the tape as you wrap. When you reach the end of the stem, tear off the tape and wrap the end around the stem.
Make another rose in the same way. When you have wrapped the tape halfway down the stem, place the stem of a spray of artificial leaves against the rose stem and continue wrapping the two stems together.
Make another rose with leaves and two more roses without leaves. Tie the bouquet together with a ribbon.
Tips and warnings
- The washcloths can be unwrapped and used.