Sunday, December 12, 2010

Made for Monday ~ Dishtowel Angels

My hubby and I were dining at Cracker Barrel a couple of weekends ago, and if you've ever been to one of their restaurants, you know they have an awesome country store attached to the restaurant. We always have to have a look around after we finish our wonderful meal and that day was no exception! I came across an angel made from a pot holder, a dish towel and a dish cloth that I just fell in love with. But at almost $18 for it, I had to pass it up. Too pricey for my budget! But hubby saw the wheels turning in my pea sized brain, and before I could speak, he says, "You could make that!" Does this man know me, or what?? LOL!! So on the way home, we made a stop by the Dollar Tree and I came home with $3 worth of supplies and I set to work. Here's my version of a Dishtowel Angel:

This literally took me all of five minutes to put together! I love it! Here's a how to so that you can make some yourself!

Supplies: one dish towel, one dish cloth, one potholder, some coordinating colored ribbon, embellishment of your choice.

Fist, take your potholder and fold it accordion style. Tie it in the middle with some ribbon.

Then cut a longer piece of ribbon and thread it under the ribbon you tied your potholder together with. This will be used to attach the potholder (angel's wings) to the angel's body.

Next, fold your towel accordion style and your dish cloth accordion style. It should look like this:

Next, take your towel and fold it in half length wise. The rounded part will be your angel's head and the bottom part, which will flare out when we are done, will be her skirt. Take your dish cloth and fold it over the rounded part of your towel as shown below:

Then take your potholder and position it behind the rounded part of your towel/cloth leaving enough of the rounded part to look like a head. Tie the potholder to the towel/cloth using the ribbon you threaded through the potholder. Trim excess ribbon as needed. It should look something like this:

Next, take smaller pieces of ribbon and tie off each "arm" of the dish cloth and also tie off the towel near the bottom. Flare out the skirt area below where your tie. Finish your angel by adding a bell, flower, or whatever to the tie around her neck. Here's my finished angel:

And a couple more I made. I found little flower buds in the ribbon aisle at Wal Mart which I just glued onto the ribbon around her neck. I also used a rusty bell on a couple of them for a more primitive look. I just tied these to the ribbon with some thread. I love these and what cute and inexpensive last minute Christmas gifts these would make for neighbors or co workers! To use them, all you have to do is untie the bows! Voila ~ a dish towel, dish cloth, and a pot holder! The color possibilities are endless! So, don't spend $18 on them at Cracker Barrel, just make them yourself!

I am linking up with these parties. Be sure to check out all the great ideas out there!

Until next time. . .


  1. Too cute... I might be able to make these myself.... clutzy as I am!! Nice Job

  2. I saw these at a craft show this past weekend and was wondering how they were done. I figured it was complicated but you made it look pretty easy!

    Thanks for your comments on my blog earlier. :)

  3. Thank you for the tutorial! And you tried to tell us you weren't crafty....


  4. Those are really cute and clever Donna!
    What a great gift idea!
    Stay warm and enjoy the holidays!

  5. Thank you for sharing that..I saw it in another blog but couldn't remember how to find it again..So simple and cute..and EASY

  6. these are way cute! Thanks for sharing and the nice comments!

  7. They turned out awesome! I do the exact same thing all the time....see something and pass it up and try and make my own version of it. Thanks for sharing.

    Have a wonderful day,

  8. Hello There! I am visiting via Country Whispers comments. I do love Cracker is the place for Paw and I to stop on our way to to see the Ky Grands. I do try to buy at least one souvenir for each trip from their country store. I think that $18 is too pricey for that dishtowel angel though...and you did a wonderful job of reproducing it!

    I enjoyed my visit here this evening!♥

  9. Hi Donna!

    Very cute dishtowel angel! Clever too!
    Thank you for entering my giveaway(good luck) and for posting it on your sidebar!

    I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!