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Easy and Eye-Catching Tea Towel DIY

tea towel craft
tea towel craft

Got a pretty tea towel that’s too just good to dry dishes?  Try this pretty tea towel DIY wall hanging!

The crafting genius that is Mel Wiggins has come up with the easy and eye-catching tea towel DIY that she’s kindly let me share with Moral Fibres readers.  It’s a perfect craft idea for beginners too!

Make This Tea Towel DIY Wall Hanging

This project can make the simplest of fabric scraps look professional, takes 15 minutes to complete and costs next to nothing!

You will need:

tea revives you tea towel

tea towel (or fabric scrap) / dowel / string / needle and thread or sewing machine / scissors

The wooden dowels can be found at any B&Q, Homebase or similar DIY shops and are about £1 each. You might need to chop the length in half or adjust it some for the right size.  These give the tea towel some weight and help it to hang nicely.

Method

Pin in the dowel into the fabric at both ends by folding it over so you can see how much room you need in sewing the hems at the ends.

dowel

Take the dowel out and sew your hem on both ends.

sewing machine

Cut your string long enough to fit through the top hem and to tie into a nice triangle at the top.  Tie a knot in one end of the string and feed it through the top hem.

simple craft ideas

Now you can put the dowels in the top and bottom hems and tie your string to suit the length you want to hang your tea towel.  I like to hide the knots in the hem to give it a more clean effect.

Now hang up your DIY tea towel wall hanging and enjoy!  And why not pour yourself a cup of tea – you deserve it!

tea towel DIY

Thanks Mel!  You can catch more of Mel’s craftiness over on her fantastic blog!

Arts & Crafts, Life & Style

Recycled Craft Ideas: DIY Statement Necklace

recycled craft ideas

recycled craft ideas

After some recycled craft ideas?  Of course you are!

The good news is that today on Moral Fibres I’m featuring one of my very favourite internet ladies, Mel Wiggins.  Mel will show you one of her fantastic recycled craft ideas – a DIY statement necklace made out of spare buttons and felt scraps.

Let’s Get Crafty With This Recycled Craft Idea!

Done in just fifteen minutes, this project is the perfect recycled craft idea for anyone lacking in patience for long-winded crafty projects.  And the very best thing is that it’s so easy that even a crafting novice like me can easily complete it!

If you’re looking for some recycled craft ideas for kids then this would also be the perfect project.  Now that summer holidays are in full swing then if you’ve got bored kids on your hand just hand them some buttons, felt, scissors, and glue (with supervision of course!).

You Will Need:

Various buttons

Scrap of felt

Length of ribbon

Glue Gun

Scissors

Directions:

diy bib necklace

Place your buttons on the felt and arrange them in the shape you like.

statement necklace diy

Glue the buttons on to the felt with the hot glue gun and then cut around the shape.

necklace diy

Cut two bits of ribbon to your desired length (the longer the better).  Next hot glue them to either side of the back of the felt.

Now admire the finished product!

diy necklace

Leave the glue to dry, then ta da!  A boutique looking piece made for just pennies from recycled materials!

recycled craft ideas

If you enjoyed Mel’s tutorial then you can follow her fantastic blog here, and also find her on Twitter and Instagram.

I don’t know about you but I’m off to give this a go!  And if you’ve got any favourite recycled craft ideas then do share in the comments below!

ps: some other craft ideas for kids – craft ideas from junkcraft ideas from cork, and my craft ideas Pinterest board, full of crafty ideas and projects that I’ve found!

Main photo by Patrizia Ferri