Saturday, December 6, 2008

Thrifty Christmas: Gifts Under $5, Winter Towel Set

Have you taken a trip through your local crafty nook lately? I just love going in there! Ours is called Treasured Dreams, they always come up with whimiscal ways to present decorations, gifts and what-nots...and I always walk away with something I couldn't live without. However, sometimes their what-nots are a touch overpriced (for me), when I KNOW I can make them for so much less! Kitchen towels included! I've seen similar kitchen towels to the ones I made below for about $12 A PIECE! OUCH! The ones below cost me $1.50 each total.
The towel itself was $1 (found at my Dollar Tree, but I also found some outstanding towels at Wal-Mart for the same price) and the snowman fabric was $7/yard and I used a 3 1/2" X 14" strip for each towel, and the lace I had on hand.
These were easy to make and the longest part of the whole project was ironing my seams down and pinning the lace under the fabric. The sewing was the easiest part of all, STRAIGHT LINES! Can't go too wrong with that!
I plan on giving several friends and family members these little towel sets, I know most of their kitchen colors (and can match towel colors accordingly)and Prim (primitive decor) is in, in my area, so I know they'll be appreciated!

Above I wanted to show you what the towel looked like BEFORE it's transformation!