Do you all get the Lowe's Creative Ideas flyer? I signed up for it a while back, and have really enjoyed some of the projects that have been featured. (You can sign up for it here.) The project that caught my eye this month was a Valentine heart ornament, made from shop towels. I had never heard of shop towels, but I bet you can guess what color they are!
So I'm at the dollar store the other day, in the candle aisle, which happens to be across from the automotive supplies, and what do I see? Yep, shop towels! I immediately loved the linen-ey, burlap-like texture, and the deep, rich red color.
Brought a couple of packs home, and decided that I would use mine to create a simple rag wreath. Using pliers, I bent a wire hanger into a heart shape, and cut off the hook. I cut the rags in 1 inch strips, then in half lengthwise. It took only 2 packs of 4 towels each to cover the form completely, and I was done in less than one hour. I really packed the strips in there tightly, also.
Gotta love those $2 projects! The frayed edges give it a homespun and vintage appeal, which I adore. I tied on two pieces of gingham ribbon, and hung it in our entryway. I think I'll head back for a few more packs of towels, and whip out a couple more wreaths while we watch the game tonight. These would make a sweet gift for favorite friends for Valentine's Day, don't you think?
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