Good Morning Lovely Scrappers,
Polly Liana here with a quick tutorial about personalizing dishtowels. I have a dear friend who, because of a large family and lots of action in her kitchen, has considerable distress about cross-contamination of her dishtowels. Her kids use both towels to wipe their hands and dry the dishes and it makes her a little crazy. So she asked me if I would make her a simple set of towels with visuals that would help inform the user about which towel was which. I love any chance to create personalized anything for my friends so I jumped at the idea. Thought I’d take you along on the ride, too! Here we go…
First, I purchased a set of white flour sack dishtowels from Target. They come in sets of four and I like them because they don’t leave any fuzz on my dishes, they dry quickly and they are cotton so they can take a beating. In this case, they’re also ideal because I decided to use iron-on vinyl and it does best on a smooth surface. I ironed two of the towels, folded them in thirds and then in half and ironed again. I then measured the resulting surface so I would know the size of the canvas with which I was working.
I then created a canvas in the Cricut Design Space that was the same size as the folded face of my towel. I found two simple images of a hand and a dish and used the font “KB Planet Earth” to label them.
Because it’s iron-on vinyl, I flipped the image and sent it to my Cricut for cutting. I decided to make the images teal and the words black.
When they had been cut, I peeled off the excess vinyl (called “weeding”) and prepared the surface to accept the transfer.
After ironing the front and back, I carefully peeled off the plastic transfer film to reveal the finished towels.
I hope these help her keep her cross-contamination to a minimum!
Hey, have you been playing along with our Month of Challenges? It’s more than halfway finished and we’ve got a huge amount of scrappers doing a fabulous job keeping up with them! Hang in there– you’ll be done before you know it. That $20 Lilypad gift card will be yours and so will a chance to become a permanent Polly or have a month long guest spot! Good luck, all!