To Dye / Tea Towels

 

      Good morning! A month or so ago, I came across a new (to me) way to naturally dye fabrics. I was mostly drawn to this natural dye because the end result is my favorite color, blush pink. It sounded very unusual that you could get this dreamy shade from avocado pits! But it's the real deal, and it's remarkably simple. Get the how-to below!

Materials:

- about 10 avocado pits

- a cotton tea towel

- water

Directions:

1. Wash off all of your avocado pits, and place in a large sauce pan. Put in your towel, and cover completely with cool water. Bring to a boil, then simmer for about an hour. Let cool.

2. Let air dry overnight, then wash and dry like normal.

3. Store dye in an air tight jar and enjoy!

To Hang Your Towels Up

 

     Hi readers! On Monday I posted a DIY for keeping your knives out of your little ones reach using a knife holder, and today, I have another little project for toddler-proofing your kitchen. This one was a necessity only due to annoyance instead of safety. I don't know about you guys, but I hate having stuff on the floor, be it clothes or toys or hand towels. Previously, we had one of our drying towels hanging nicely from our dishwasher handle. Well Bailey being Bailey, she had to pull it off, just for fun, every time she noticed it. This is what she does with everything in her reach, and after 6 months of living with it, I decided to do something about it.

     It's a small annoyance, but I prefer to have no annoyances when possible. Luckily for me, the handle to one of her bath time caddies had slipped off the other day. We don't actually use it, it just came with a Johnson Baby Bath gift set and she likes to put stuff in it. Instead of trying to put it back on, I saved it, figuring I would find some crafty use for it. I realized when I was looking at it, that it was the perfect size to hold a tea towel. Yay! I had my solution! It was silver, but I couldn't have that, so I used my trusty gold spray paint, and now it's perfect. This spray paint actually works really well, and now the handle looks like it started out gold instead of silver. I highly recommend it! Get the how-to below!

Materials:

- metal bar (if you don't randomly have one like me, then check out your hardware store for gold or copper pipe!)

- 18 inches of rope

Directions:

Step one - Knot your rope on each end twice and secure with a little bit of super glue on each end so that it won't slide around.

Step two - Hang using a screw in hook or anyway that you please!