10 cool things to make out of dish towels.

By: Diy maven Jun 09, 2008

created on: 06/09/08

Dish towels aren't just for drying dishes anymore. Case in point, TipNut has put together a list of ten clever craft projects using the familiar rectangular cloths.

1. Dishtowel tote bags

2. Dishtowel bibs.

3. Dishtowel chair slip covers.

4. Dishtowl window Valance.

5. Dishtowel potholder.

6. Dishtowel teatime accessories.

7. Dishtowel picnic rolls.

8. Dishtowel Grocery bag holder.

9. Dishtowel dog rope toy.

10. Dishtowel sewing machine cover.

For details and links to each project, visit TipNut. For some cool dishtowels that don't cost a ton, take a peek at World Market & Crate & Barrel.

Ventura dishclothes on currently on sale at C & B for $2.95 each.



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Have you seen a scarecrow made using dishtowels, a dowel rod for the arms, and raffita as hair and at ends of arms and legs?  I made one a yr or so ago from thriftyfun and lost instructions. It was really cute. Oh yeah, it has a hat cut from a piece of felt.  Wish I could remember how to make him.  Hamnurse

You are very welcome. I love using things for other than what they were intended. I'm working on making a twin bed into a bench with storage right now. I have a childs chifforobe I plan to turn into a play kitchen. I just need to find the time to do all the ideas that are running around in my head. It gets rather busy up there sometimes. :)

Becky, thanks for adding more 'cool things' to the list!!


What about dish towel pillows! 

A modern version of the doiley on end tables or night stands.

You could sew a number of them together and make a table runner.

Or individually as place mats.

Sew ends of a couple together and gather onto a tube top to make a sundress for your little girl.

Add ties to the top (about a third of the way in from corners) and about half way down the sides for a little girls apron. Then add little ties to the top corners, fold them to the front and tie together with a bow as decoration.

The possibilities are endless.

~Becky <><  

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