Flowers for the bride

Last weekend was my sister's bridal shower - she's getting married on 06/07/08, and the wedding will be awesome. Check out the details here. Her fiance's mother makes beautiful things- the invitation, the programs, scrapbooks- and the hostess of the bridal shower also went over-the-top making the bridal shower beautiful. I knew I was against tough competition. My gift of washcloths and kitchen towels was going to look pretty drab compared to the fancy stuff coming from Crate and Barrel. And I'm the sister! I was supposed to come up with something creative! What did I do?

I took the pack of 12 washcloths or various colors and a couple dishtowels and rolled them to look like flowers. There were 4 green washcloths, conveniently, that I could surround the rolls with to look like leaves. To make sure people got the idea I was trying communicate, I added a few flowers from the garden for good measure.


Seriously, this took every creative bone in my body. Making things 'crafty' and presented well is something I'm not naturally good at, but trying to learn. I think, it's healthy, too, to get me off my laptop & working with my hands every now and then.


Ariel L said...

What an amazing idea! I really like that! You did a great job!

Kacie said...

I love that you did that! It looks great. Presentation goes a long way, I think.

You never can have too many washcloths or towels! Way to be practical :)

Matt said...

Bravo! Very well done.

Like Kacie said, you can't go wrong with washcloths. And you might even luck out and unwittingly end up matching their decor, like my wife did when she made this basket of dishcloths, etc. as a wedding gift.

Anonymous said...

It was a creative and beautiful gift!

Caroline elise said...

I Loved it!! You Won for creativity!!! I was very impressed :)

Thanks for taking all of the pictures that you did . They are wonderful!

Kristen said...

I am so proud of you, Joanna. The "flowers" look amazing. I applaud you on taking a good practical gift and presenting it well.

Anonymous said...

Not only was your gift fun and creative, it smelled so nice! I enjoyed it the whole time I helped Caroline with the gift opening. You're a great sister, and a very thoughtful one. I can't wait to see the pictures!
Love, Mary

Stephanie said...

You and I are kindred spirits with the creative stuff! That looks wonderful. Way to go!

RecycleCindy said...

That is such a cool gift idea! Thanks for sharing and I must try and remember to do that for the next shower or wedding gift.

Grandmother Wren said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing this - it's going straight into my crafts folder for future reference.


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