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!
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