Monday, August 5, 2013

Button Me Up Hand Towels

Child tested, Mother approved. These simple button and elastic towel holders have saved my life! My children are in this phase of taking my hand towels off of my oven handle. My 2 1/2 year old June uses them as blankets for her babies, or wraps them around her like a dress. My 11 month old little boy Connor just thinks its fun to pull them down and leave them there. I have been washing my towels everyday - I changed them out at least 5 times a day! I was running out of clean towels! What was I to do?!

My grandmother always had a towel on her oven handle with a pot holder and a button sewed to it. Well, being the "Cheap-o" I am I didn't want to go and buy cute pot holders just to make my towels "unattainable" to my children. So I raided my sewing box. I had some red elastic and some buttons. And look how cute they are! HALLELUJAH! My kids can't get them off, and I don't have to change my towels every 20 minutes! Its a WIN WIN! This literally took me 10 minutes to do on 5 of my towels. Fast and effective! 

Do you hear that? Your towels are begging you to be "Buttoned Up!"

Simply find the middle of the hand towel. Sew on a button and an elastic loop.

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  1. Such a cute idea! My little boy is always pulling the towel/pot holders off of the oven rail! I should totally do this. :) Thanks for sharing!

  2. This is an amazing and clever idea! I need to do that urgently!Thanks so much for sharing! Would love to have you visit me sometime :)
    Have a fabulous weekend!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft