Summer time is coming and that also means wedding time is coming. Right now I know of at least 5 weddings in the month of June. Hubby and I are invited to two of them.
More than just the weddings though, there are bridal showers to attend. I don’t know about you but I am not the type of person to go to the store buy a gift and have the store gift wrap it for me. That would be sooo easy; but guess what? I tend to make things hard on myself. I have to go the store, wander around for at least an hour before I decide what to buy. Then I go home and have to figure out how to make it look all pretty.
This time was no different However I have two wedding shower gifts to make, so I decided to at least use the same idea for each.
Wedding Shower Gifts:
Supplies for the first gift. (I later added a candle)
Supplies for the second gift.
This is what I came up with. I made a stiff paper tube and wrapped the towel around it. Using the rest of the towel and plastic grocery sacks I filled the inside as much as it needed. Then stuffed the pot holder inside with a dish cloth and the whisk inside of that. I found pretty fibers and ribbons in my craft drawers that I tied around he wooden spoons.
I used scrapbook paper to make a band around the towels and then put their initials on the band.
After it was all put together it just seemed liked it was missing something so I found a little jar candle and using papers and ribbons I decorated it and put in the basket also.
Here is the finished gift again.
Now for bride # 2′s gift, I took some in-progress pics with this one so you can see how I did it.
Here I have wrapped the towel around the paper tube I made. (Sorry I didn’t take a pic of the tube before I covered it)
So I just flipped the thing over and using safety pins, I pinned the towel together to make the base.
Now that it is back up right, I stuffed some plastic grocery bags in the bottom to help it hold its shape, and for the other stuff to sit on, so it don’t completely disappear down inside.
Using white card stock I made a wide band to go around the towel.
Then I used scrapbook paper and whatever else I wanted to decorate the second band.
Wrap the band around, line it up and tape it.
Now all that is left to do is stuff the goodies in.
I made the “tickets” with a rubber stamp set I borrowed from my mom.
So anyway, this is the finished result. I think I like the purple gift better, but I chose colors that the brides like. Sooooo, what do you think of my creations?
Hee hee, I just realized you can see how behind I am on ironing shirts and that my workspace is very cluttered! Oops, just I’m just a human also.
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