Monday, February 4, 2013

Ribbonista Hop



The Ribbonistas at May Arts have a few Valentine's up their sleeves to show you these next few days! Today is the first day of the Blog Hop, you should have arrived from Virginia's blog! (A complete list of participating blogs is available at The May Arts Blog.) Please be sure to leave us comments for entries for the prize, as there are four spools of your choice if you are the winner!
 
No card for me today, but a really sweet Valentine Towel!

(Disclaimer: I shamelessly stole this idea from my mother. She is the master sewer and mentioned this idea!
I'm not great at sewing and only have an itty bitty machine, this was so easy to do!
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Only just a few supplies. I picked my towel up at the Dollar Store and I chose this ribbon.


(The mircofiber makes sewing a bit slippery, so take it slow and easy.
Backstitch at the ends to prevent unraveling.
Oh, and remove the pins before you get to the needle!)


This was so super easy and only took around fifteen minutes, literally the longest part was pinning the trim to the edge of the towel. 

I am going to use this idea for so many holidays, as May Arts offers NINE colors of this mini pom-pom trim! Can you see a black towel trimmed with the cute orange and purple poms, or add some black grosgrain to this towel for a cute Santa-inspired gift?!

The next stop is Lalo! Thanks for visiting!



65 comments:

  1. Love the simplicity of the idea and the pom-pom trim is super cute and vintagey.

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  2. Those teeny pom poms are adorable! Such a fun idea!

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  3. You're right....this is a super cute, super easy way to bring Valentine decor into the home.

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  4. Such a cute idea--I love pom poms!

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  5. Love the simple idea to dress up a towel. My Mom used to crochet on towels for hanging them and I have a few of those left in my stash.

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  6. What a great way to add a little Valentine decor! I bet this was far cheaper than if you had bought it at the store and the trim will probably stay on better too!

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  7. Great way to add some Valentine decor without breaking the bank! Would make a cute gift too.

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  8. Love it! I too am not a great sewer so this would be a good project to start out with!

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  9. Great idea! So quick and easy and elegant looking!

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  10. Now, this is something I can do! Thanks for the inspiring kitchen towel idea! Love this mini pom pom trim, especially!!

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  11. Now this is something I can actually do! Thank you for the inspiring and clever idea! Love this mini pom pom trim, especially!

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  12. Love Love this Idea super Awesome thanks for sharing and for the chance to win

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  13. Well, NOT as racy as the previous blog hop post, but I love it just the same! And red is the color I use every day in my kitchen! Thanks for an easy idea!

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  14. Super cute idea! Thanks for sharing-it would be a great housewarming goft too I think!

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  15. Super cute and useful after Valentine's Day!

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  16. What a cute idea. I LOVE pom poms. Nice

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  17. What a great way to dress up some towels! Looks wonderful!

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  18. The red is SO red, and the white is SO white, they look so pretty together. The towel is really cute for Valentine's Day. What a cute project.

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  19. these are too fun! i'd never think to do something creative like this.

    btw - your comment on my blog totally made me smile this morning. thanks! but seriously, every single one of your cards is a beautiful piece of art - each one is frame worthy!!

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  20. How clever this is Karen... loving the idea!!!! perfect for Valentine!!.... hugs...xoxo

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  21. The pom pom trim gives an adorable look, and upgrades the towel to a boutique find!!!

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  22. Not sure my comment worked :-)
    Will try again.
    Wow what a brilliant and original idea. I love it!! Hope you don't mind me sharing on my Blog but if you do, let me know at wendyscrafts@live.co.uk :-) xx

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  23. Super cute and so do-able! I will have to give this a whirl for my mom who is the master sewer/quilter, etc.

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  24. Great idea!! Love the mini pom poms!!

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  25. What a super cute and really easy project, Karen!

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  26. What a lovely idea. I'm thinking of giving a Valentine's tea and this would be perfect!

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  27. What a great project. I am impressed with any amount of sewing.

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  28. It's crazy how a towel can be turned into such fabulousness with some stitching and cute trim. I love it!

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  29. awesome project!!! you are uber talented!

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  30. Good idea! I love how such a small and simple detail really jazzes up a plain towel.

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  31. Great to see home decor items being jazzed up for Valentine's Day.

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  32. What a charming gift this would be. Happy Valentine's Day.

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  33. Super duper cute and easy! I love the idea of making them for all different seasons and holidays! TFS!!!

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  34. Easy peasy and perfect for the season!

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  35. LO-VE-LY! The white pom-pom ribbon looks great with the burgundy.

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  36. Love the tiny pompoms! Simple and perfect!

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  37. awesome idea!!! yay you for sewing :)

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  38. so cute! such a fun way to dress up the plain towel! thanks for sharing, Karen!

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  39. So what about us sew-phobic friends??? Great project :)

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  40. I love decorative towels and this is a wonderful idea for creating them inexpensive. Great idea!

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  41. Thank you for the idea of how to use
    some of my pom-pom trim.

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  42. I love that idea of dressing up a towel and make it fantastic.

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  43. what a great way to dress up any towel.

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  44. So beautiful! I love the pop of white!!

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  45. that is awesome... I just love the ribbon and your creation.
    adventureofthecreativemind.blogspot.com

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  46. Karen, this is just too cute! What a great idea for gifts or just to spruce up some of those ho-hum towels hanging in my kitchen. Thanks for the idea!

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  47. Definitely will use this great and easy gift idea to dress up a hand towel.

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  48. Genius idea- guess it runs in the family! :)

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