DIY: Baby Washcloth Bouquet

Everyone wants to be the one with the handmade gift that the expecting mom can’t stop gushing over!  But, you also want to bring her something useful for her new little bundle of joy.  We have come up with the perfect solution – make her a baby washcloth bouquet!  You will only need several other small items (besides the washcloths) to make this beautiful gift.  And, even better, you don’t need to be an expert crafter to do this!  There are a few simple steps and you will be on your way to being the envy of everyone at that baby shower.

So, let’s get started on creating this adorable and easy DIY gift!

You are going to start by unfolding your baby washcloth so that it is flat (or as flat as it can be!). First you will fold one side into the center of the washcloth. Then, fold the other side to meet in the center as well. Once they meet, you will fold these sides together (so your washcloth is in half).

Once folded, start at one end of the washcloth and start rolling toward the other side. You may need to tuck a little loose washcloth in along the way, but for the most part, it should be fairly easy to do. Keep rolling until you meet up with the other end of the washcloth and it looks like a rose. Once rolled, secure the end of the washcloth together with a piece of tape. You’ll want to make it long enough to hold, but not go completely around it. You don’t want it to be seen on the other “clean” side of the flower (the side you will have facing the front of the bouquet). Repeat this step until you have all roses done!

Once you have the roses done, you can then start making each stem. Take one of the wooden dowels and push it up into the rosette. It should fit pretty tightly but be careful not to push too hard and break the dowel!  Once the dowel is secure in the rose, find where you taped the rose together and, using your floral tape, begin wrapping the tape at that spot. Go completely around the rose so that you can not see where the floral tape began (plus this will hold it tighter).  After you go around once, start taping towards the base of the flower.

Make sure that you don’t tape too far away from the previous wrapped portion or the washcloth will start peaking out. To be on the safe side, tape so that you are covering the previous wrapped portion half way.  Keep going all the way down the length of the dowel.  Once you get to the bottom of the dowel, cut the tape and wrap around the end.  Continue this process for all of the roses until you have a dozen.

Once you are finished with all twelve flowers, you can start to arrange them in the vase. If you would like to, you can cut some so they are shorter than others (those that you want in the front of the vase). This will make it look like it has some texture and depth. At this point, you will also want to add your extra cloth flowers to the vase. You will probably need to cut some of the length off to make them fit with the washcloth flowers. You can eyeball the length by putting them close to the vase and cutting them around that height. Take more length off as needed.

If you are giving this to a new Mom at a bridal shower or bringing it to the hospital once she’s had the baby, you may want to make it stand out by putting a ribbon on the vase or lining the inside with tissue paper. These are obviously your preferences, but it may make it look a little more festive for the shower. At this point, you can tie a ribbon around the vase and put a bow on the front. If you want to be sure that your bow is secure on the vase, you can use glue dots underneath the fabric to hold it in place.

We hope you are happy with your finished product! This washcloth bouquet is sure to impress any Mom to be!

Photo credits: Jessica N

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Jessica recently moved from Baltimore to the Philadelphia suburbs with her husband and daughter. Her favorite things include sewing/crafting, reading, and hearing her daughter giggle. She is a huge fan of Pinterest, Etsy and reality tv. She pursued her Master’s in School Counseling and is very passionate about advocating for children in order to help them succeed in school. For her, the best gifts in life have been the love of her family, the support of her husband, and becoming a Mom.