Don’t throw your old hand towels away! I was thisclose to throwing away a dingy Christmas hand towel. But the small design on the front was still cute and in great shape!
The dingy part was mostly on the back where it had been stained from a pair of my red pants, or rather from trying to dye said pants in the washing machine…
And it just so happened that I had cleaned out my craft closet the night before (thank goodness for nesting or this house would be exploding at the seams!) and saw a leftover canvas from when I gold-leafed a cross for Mary Helen’s room. So I decided to use the good part of the towel and staple it to the small canvas to create a cute little Christmas decoration!
Here are all of the materials I used. All of which I had on hand, making this project FREE!
First thing I did was trim some of the excess fabric but still leaving enough to be able to pull it tight as I was stapling.
Since the design on this particular towel was towards the bottom, I wanted to keep as much fabric at the bottom as possible without showing the pink trim. So I started there by lining up the trim on the back of the canvas so it wouldn’t be seen on the front or bottom. Then I stapled it in place.
I continued stapling around the back until all four sides were tight and secure. And I trimmed the remaining excess fabric.
In the spirit of the holidays and gift-giving, I wrapped the corners like a present before stapling.
And that’s it! 5 minutes of my time and I saved a dingy towel, or at least part of it, from the trash! And it cost me zero dollars. Perfect little last-minute crafty if you’re purging Christmas hand towels. Or any cutesy hand towels for that matter!
Hope your preparations for Christmas are complete or almost there so you can enjoy the time with friends and family!
Thanks for Checking In! ~Chelsea