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Stay Put Kitchen Towels

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DIY Stay Put Kitchen Towel Tutorial

See this empty drawer?

It’s where I keep my kitchen towels.  We (meaning the kids) have been going through 3 to 4 kitchen towels every single day!

At first, I thought a kitchen towel bandit must be breaking in and taking all my towels out of the drawer and leaving them all over the house…

It took me a little while to catch on, but I finally noticed one little 6-year-old blonde bandit was reaching in the drawer and getting out a clean towel every time I sent him to the kitchen to wash his hands.  (This was not happening in the bathrooms because the clean towels are not so accessible.)

I remembered seeing this stay put kitchen towel tutorial over at Pin.Sew.Press a few months ago and knew it would be the perfect solution for my kitchen towel issues.

Here are my new Stay-Put Kitchen Towels…



So cute and really very easy to make.  I just used some inexpensive hand towels from Walmart and a tiny bit of scrap fabric and ribbon.  In less than an hour, I went from this:

In less than an hour, I went from this:

To this:

So much better, don’t you think?!

I have some really cute Christmas fabric, so I will be making a few more for the holidays…

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  1. Ooh Baby! says:

    These are fabulous – I'm heading to the studio right now.

  2. Very smart idea! I have dropped dish towels on my floor ALL day long! And it doesn't help that my 9 month old likes to pull them down! Thanks for sharing this @ Show & Share. I am so happy to have you!

  3. Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust says:

    So clever! I remember my boys always loved pulling them down & throwing them on the floor. {Grrr!} Wish I would have been as smart as you – maybe I'll try this solution for my grandchildren! Thanks for linking it up to Fabulous Friday at Faith, Trust, & Pixie Dust.

    Warmly, Michelle

  4. What a genius idea!! And fabulous kitchen by the way! I would love for you to come link up at our link party…junkintheirtrunk.blogspot.com/2011/11/link-it-up-wednesday-3.html

  5. Jenfier Harrod says:

    I really like this idea!

  6. You're so creative! Thank you for showcasing all of your amazing posts today at Frugally Sustainable:) You are a true inspiration!

  7. Allison @ House of Hepworths says:

    This is such a great, smart idea! I love it.

  8. Brilliant! This post is so informative and I think my subscribers would really enjoy reading this. I would love for you to come share it at Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways on Frugally Sustainable today. And, I really hope that you will put Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways on your list of carnivals to visit and link to each Wednesday! Here’s the link: http://frugallysustainable.blogspot.com/2011/11/frugal-days-sustainable-ways-1.html

    Andrea @ Frugally Sustainable
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  9. Brilliant Idea – I need this!

    New followers via Sugar and Spice – come by for a visit!

    Kyra @ www. caramelpotatoes.com