Dressed Up Kitchen Towels — The Pinterest Challenge

Today I am participating in The Pinterest Challenge.  What is that you ask?  A group of bloggers gets together every month to actually DO something they pin.  They asked me to be a guest this month and I jumped at the opportunity.  I pin all the time and {let’s face it} I don’t do many of those projects.  So read on to see my project and to link up YOUR project to win a great prize!  I decided to dress up some kitchen towels for my Pinterest Challenge.  

The original project I pinned was this one over at A Spoonful of Sugar.  I am going to do a little tutorial here but head over to A Spoonful of Sugar to see even more information.  I started with flour sack towels, some fabric, and ric rac.

I cut my fabric into about a 4 inch wide strip.  I choose ric rac that was contrasting with this fabric.  I thought the two looked great together.  The ric rac is the “medium” size.

First sew your ric rac to each side of the strip on the RIGHT side of the fabric.

Turn the ric rac under and iron the strip.

I started on one end of my towel.  Turn the strip end under and sew across the end.  

The sew down both sides near the edge.  Stop just short of the other end.  Just turn that end under and sew to complete your towel.  

They are really very easy and make plain towels GORGEOUS!

You can change up the colors in the fabric and ric rac to match your kitchen and mood.  I just thought these colors were fun.  

I even hung the towels up for a little photo shoot. 

Make a few of these and hang on your oven for a touch of color.

No more plain white towels in my kitchen.  I need to find some more fun fabrics to coordinate with these. 

So what have you pinned that you need to make?  Have you made something lately that was inspired by Pinterest?  It is a great sense of accomplishment.    

 If you have made something you have pinned, you can link it up below to win prizes!  Prizes?  YES!   
Link up your blog post at the bottom of this email. Each of the Pinheads will pick their favorite projects to be featured over on the Pinterest Challenge blog and the Guest Pinhead (which is MEEEE!) will pick the winner who will receive an awesome prize!
Here are the official Pinheads {check with them later today to see the amazing projects we all finished for the Challenge}:
And the prize for the winner (picked by our Guest Pinhead)? A $50 Gift Certificate to Girl in Air!
See Girl in Air here: Facebook / Shop / Blog
Party Rules:1. Enter the URL of your project post, NOT your homepage. 2. All projects should be Pinterest-inspired and include a link to the original source or pin. 3. You can enter up to three completed projects, as long as they haven’t been linked up before. 4. Include a link back to this blog post OR post the Pinterest Challenge button below, so others can join the fun!
If you come back here and find your post has been deleted, make sure you’ve followed the above rules, adjust your post, and re-link!
Be sure to follow the blog and Facebook page to see if your project gets featured this week!

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Here’s to a FUN party!!


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