Dishtowel Gifts

  • Flour Sack from the Dollar Store or another type of cotton material. 

  • A piece of material that is 21 inches in width by 6 inches in height. 

  • A coordinating piece of material that is 4 inches in width by 40 inches in length.

  • A coordinating ribbon that is 21 inches wide. 

  • Scraps of those 2 materials.

  • Ric rac or another thin type of ribbon that is 30 inches in length. 

  • 1. Take a Dollar Store Flour Sack -- 2/$1. Cut the Four Sack so that it's the same size as a dishtowel by trimming one of the sides to 20 inches in width.
    2. Hem the side of the towel by turning it under two times and sewing it. If you have a serger then it's even easier!
    3. Measure the width of the bottom of your towel. Fold the edges of the larger piece of material and pin. Then iron the edges under.
    4. Make ruffle. Hem the edges of the sides of the longer piece of fabric. Then use your widest stitch setting and make a stitch down the center of the ruffle. Gather the ruffle by pulling on one of the threads.
    5. Now lay the large piece of material with the ironed edges on the bottom of the towel with the ruffle on top so that it is just as wide as the material underneath. Then lay the coordinating ribbon over the top. Pin it all in place.
    6. Sew along the edges of the large material -- I used a zig zag stitch. Then sew right down the middle of the ribbon.
    7. Now you can add bunting if you want. Use a pencil to draw a the lines of the bunting. Then pin and stitch the ric rac or small ribbon on the towel.
    8. Make a template -- 1.5" x 1.5" out of cardstock and cut out some triangles out of the coordinating fabric. I put 4-5 pennants on each towel. Add a dab of liquid stitch under each pennant (optional) and pin in place, then stitch each pennant on the towels.
    Seen on Ucreate.

    Closet Update

    Great before and after. They changed the hardware to an oil-rubbed bronze as well as the handle pulls. Here is how they attached the mirrors to each door. From the Lettered Cottage.

    Dark Chocolate Cookie

    Yummy! Seen on Annie's Eats

    Giant Double Chocolate Cookies

    Yield: 12 very large cookies
    1 cup (2 sticks) cold, unsalted butter, cubed
    1¼ cup sugar
    2 large eggs
    ½ cup dark cocoa powder
    2¼ cups all-purpose flour
    ¼ tsp. coarse salt
    1 tsp. baking powder
    2½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
    Preheat the oven to 350˚ F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the butter and sugar. Beat together on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, 2-3 minutes. Blend in the eggs one at a time, scraping down the bowl as needed. Mix in the cocoa powder until well blended. Add the flour, salt and baking powder to the bowl and mix on low speed just until incorporated. Fold in the chocolate chips with a spatula. Transfer the dough to a work surface and knead briefly by hand to be sure the ingredients are well combined.
    Divide the dough into 4 ounce portions (or divide into 12 equal pieces). Roll each portion of dough into a ball and flatten just slightly into a disc. Place on the prepared baking sheets, a few inches apart. Bake 16-20 minutes. Let cool on the baking sheets 5-10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


    Fabric Pom Poms

    Supplies: Fabric, scissors, hot glue gun, and chinese lanterns.
    Step 1: Cut circles out of fabric.
    Step 2: Fold the circle in half and put a little hot glue on the center, then fold over to secure.
    Step 3: Apply more hot glue to the bottom of the folded circle.
    Step 4: Press the bottom of the folded circle with the hot glue onto the chinese lantern.
    Step 5: Repeat these steps until the whole lantern is covered. Once finished, attached some fabric to the metal frame of the lantern to hang.

    Found on Once Wed

    Diaper Bag Tag

    Instructions on Ucreate.

    Shopping List

    Print shopping list here.
    See the how to on Ucreate.

    Nursery Books

    From Tangled and True

    Little Girl Shoes

    How cute!  Shoes by Joy Folie.

    A Girl Likes Her Jewelry

    Seen on Leah Profancik Photography

    Lil' Man Party

    Seen on Bliss Bloom Blog

    Balloon Wreath

    Supplies Needed:
    1. Have 2 bags of 72 count…the 1 1/2 to 2 inch sized balloons
    2. 2 greening pin packs-found at Craft stores in the artificial plant section
     3.   a straw wreath -leave the plastic on so it doesn’t shed

    Take a greening pin, stick the balloon in the middle and push it in nice and tight
    Do this over and over and over until the whole wreath is filled in colorful balloons!

    Ribbon Cake

    Amy Smith Photography

    Amy Smith Photography

    Baby Flowers


    Another Little Men Party

    Seen on Birthday Girl


    Crayon Art

    Seen on Spearmint Baby
    Trendy Treehouse gives great step-by-step as well.

    Yellow Pop

    Ribbon Chandelier

    Here is a great ribbon chandelier hanging in a nursery that was inspired by a Pottery Barn Kids version.  Seen on Ucreate.

    Wall Stencil

    Another sample of a stenciled wall on Jones Design Co.


    Great ideas to inspire from Room Remix