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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

  3. My husband’s elderly Aunt Mary was indeed a unique lady with crafts from A-Z. For my bridal shower she presented me with a box filled with items she had crocheted to ensure our warmth (scrarves with matching mittens we called “warmers”); the brightness of our bathrooms with covers over the plain white bath tissue (made of tiny older style 6” dolls with bright yarn for knitted dresses); and kitchen towels for each season and holiday with a crocheted top and buttonhole and a fancy button that allowed the towel to remain on an oven or kitchen rack. I’ve had to replace the winter warmers, yet the dolls remain intact. As for the towels, they’ve often been replaced though the buttons from their dresses still sparkle. The surprise is that Aunt Mary’s crocheted pieces have long outlived her, but of course we’ve been married for 43 years, and we still love and use her yarn creations!

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