Wednesday, November 30, 2011
WARNING: Friends & Neighbors & Hostesses - No Peeking!!
I saw these lanterns at Ikea and I knew I wanted them for something.
I came up with this idea for a unique personalized gift perfect for a hostess or neighbors!
The lantern makes a festive presentation, I love a container that's part of the gift.
Here's what I put inside, but the possibilities are endless.
DIY Monogram Dish Towel
Our favorite cookies from Ikea, homemade treats would be nice,
but if you're short on time these are delicious!
One of my favorite bloggers, Rene from Cottage & Vine showed us how she
made these personalized towels, and I totally copied her!
If you've never visited her you're missing out, big-time!!
I picked up these cotton towels at Ikea, too.
Iron your towel, choose any pattern or letter and trace it onto freezer paper,
cut out your pattern with an exacto knife
and then place the freezer paper on your towel and iron again.
This secures the edges so your fabric paint doesn't bleed beyond the outline.
I used a stencil brush to apply fabric paint (purchased at Michaels) just make sure
you don't load much paint onto the brush, it should be fairly dry.
Let dry and remove the freezer paper....ta da!
I rolled the towel up and tied with a pretty ribbon.
Add a bow, bell and some evergreen tied to the handle and you're good to go!