Save the Kitchen Towel! with Kitchen Towel Band

Everyone has a kitchen towel hanging on their oven door, right? There are lots of different ideas for how to get it to stay. Until lately, I would hang mine on and it would fall off. Or the baby would pull it off and it would be on the other side of the house by the time I needed it. I have seen lots of cute alterations I can do to my dish towels to fix the problem, but I like having a regular full size dish towel in reach for when I need it for something else. So in came the hair tie trick.

I just put an elastic band around the dish towel to keep it in place and it worked wonders. The baby hasn’t figured it out and just thinks it’s stuck. I decided it was a great idea and to share a cuter version with all of you. Don’t you hate when you think you’ve come up with something original and then after some research you see it somewhere else? (I totally did that with the nursing cover strap, they were called something else and everyone has thought of them already but they were on etsy under a different name. I didn’t find out until after I made a fool of myself! 🙂 That’s what happened to me today. I found some cute Dish Towel Belts over at Sassy Sanctuary. Lucky for me, she did them a little differently than I would so I am still going to show you my kitchen towel bands!

Materials:
Rubber Band (I still used a hair tie)
Big Silk or Fabric Flower (Three small ones would look cute too)
Scrap of felt
Hot glue
Button

Directions:
Hot glue the bottom of the flower to the rubber band. Glue on leaves as well but on the other side of the rubber band. Glue on the felt or fabric scrap to the back, just to hold everything in place a little bit better. Turn the flower over and add the smaller sections of petals by hot gluing them on. Finally, glue the button on top.

You might have noticed that this is the same idea as making a hair flower. It is, but it’s cooler because it’s for a towel now. Like the cheesy ad I made for it? We could make an infomercial and say, “But wait! if you call right now we’ll throw in two more free!” Because everyone needs 6 of these for all 6 ovens right?!

I thought it was cool, and it sure is useful. How would you embellish it differently?

For other crafty ideas check these posts out:
A Quick Trick to Protect Wood
Turkey Hair Clip (You could clip this to a hair tie to make a seasonal Towel Band!)
Mod Podged Coasters

4 thoughts on “Save the Kitchen Towel! with Kitchen Towel Band”

  1. Great idea. I am getting sick of picking my dish towel up off the floor. And the kids can never get it back on the oven door handle just right. I also have this problem with the towel rings in our bathrooms. I may have to do this with my towels too. Thanks for sharing.

  2. This is a fabulous idea…except I think my daughters (ages 4 and 6) would think this beautiful flower is for THEM and proceed to sneakily pull the thing off for their own uses. Haha! Just can’t win.
    But, seriously, I’m very impressed with the ingenuity and making something so pretty out of something so ordinary, like an oven rack towel (and, yes, it would seem that we DO all have one of those!). Thanks for sharing this! It’s inspiring on many levels.
    -Brittney
    http://smartgirlstyle.blogspot.com (my shiny new home decor blog; come on by! Sometimes there’s even useful stuff over there. Not usually, but sometimes… 🙂 )

    1. Luckily my one year old hasn’t caught on yet, although he did try to pick off the hot glued button on the flower. He’s not strong enough yet. Thanks for stopping by!

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