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Baby Washcloth Favor Cone

Create a sweet ice-cream-cone-shaped treat, which can hold hidden goodies, for a cute and practical baby-shower favor. This simple how-to comes from Renee Swartz, owner of Topsy Turvy Diaper Cake.

Photography: Rob Tannenbaum

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, April 2012


  • 9-inch square baby washcloths

  • Large circle cutterCone-pattern paper

  • Tape

  • Double-sided tape

  • Favor or candy


  1. Lay two washcloths side by side on the diagonal with right sides facing down.

  2. Fold each washcloth in half and handpress fold to create a crease.

  3. Unfold washcloths and overlap the left corner of the right washcloth about 4 inches over the right corner of the left washcloth, being sure to line up the creases.

  4. Fold both washcloths down (toward you) in half, then fold both washcloths up (away from you) in half two more times to create a long strip of cloth.


    Turn strip so it is vertical with the right end at the top and the left end at the bottom.

  6. Fold and tuck surged edge at bottom end of strip and roll from bottom to top, allowing and overhang of 1/8 to 1/4 inch of the right fold as you roll.

  7. At the end of the roll, fold in and secure tail.

  8. To create cone, use large circle cutter to cut out a 9 1/2-inch-wide half-circle from cone pattern paper.

  9. Roll cone, sizing the opening to fit the bottom of the washcloth roll, and secure out edge with tape.

  10. Place a small strip of double-stick tape inside cone to hold washcloth roll in place.

  11. Fill cavity with small favor or candy as desired and place washcloth roll on top.

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