Hello new friends! I have a really fun project to share with you today, but first let me introduce myself! My name is Liz, and I’m the creative mind behind the blog, Love Grows Wild. I love making beautiful decor for my home, and on my blog I show you how to do just that with easy, budget-friendly projects to dress up your own home! I also like to share some of my favorite delicious recipes too!
I’m currently in the middle of a kitchen makeover, and we have a small wash sink next to our pantry that needs a bit of decorating. The space isn’t very big, and I think a few simple accessories is all it needs to complete the look. So today I thought I would show you the adorable Shabby Chic Ruffled Towels I made to hang next to the sink!
I first picked up some of white tea towels for about $2.40 each from a craft store. Tea towels are so soft and can be used in all kinds of ways. I just love them!
I had some extra muslin fabric at home, so I used that to add a ruffle to the bottom of the towel. I just cut a long strip of fabric about 4 inches wide and hemmed the top edge. I wanted to leave the bottom edge raw to give it that shabby chic look!
To create the ruffle, I first set my sewing machine to the longest stitch length and sewed a straight seam across the top edge without backstitching. Then I grabbed the top thread and started sliding the fabric together, creating a gathered look. It takes a bit of time getting all the ruffles where you want them, but it’s actually really simple to do! After all my ruffles were in place, I tied the top and bottom threads together in a knot on either end of the ruffle to hold everything in place.
I pinned my ruffle to the bottom of the towel and sewed the two pieces together.
I love using white and ivory together, and I think it creates such a warm, cozy look!
My ruffled tea towel was already beautiful at this point, but I thought it would be fun to add a stamped design on the towel to make it extra special. I created a gorgeous flower stamp using the Silhouette Stamping Kit, but you can use any stamp you have. Just make sure you use stamp ink that can be used on fabric!
Don’t worry if your stamp is not 100% perfect. It will just add to the shabby-chicness!
I just love those big, gorgeous ruffles!
I’m so excited to add this lovely towel to my wash sink, and I think I’m going to have to make a few more! I’ll probably set out a few “non-pretty” towels that my little boys can use because this tea towel is just too pretty to get dirty! I have a few more accessories I’d like to add to my sink area, including a very special project I’m building to hang these new towels on! I’m really excited to show you what I have up my sleeve, so I’d love for you to stop by Love Grows Wild and check it out!
I have had an absolute blast hanging out at Design, Dining, and Diapers today, and I hope you’ve enjoyed my project and getting to know me a bit! Come visit me anytime and check out more of my home decor projects! You can also follow me here:
Thanks so much to Taryn for letting me crash your blog for the day! I hope you’re getting lots of baby snuggles from that adorable little man of yours!
P.S. Wouldn’t this towel make a fabulous burp cloth for Taryn? I think she would look fabulous!
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