***The Giveaway portion of this post is over and the winner is VEE! ***
Welcome to Make It New Monday here at My Not-So-Empty Nest! I'm so glad that you stopped by! Read HERE to find out a bit more about this once-a-month series.
The weather in this area of the country (and if the reports of my facebook friends are accurate, every area of the country) has been so very cold so it is a perfect time to think about soup. The first of the two projects in this post is easy-to-make cloth napkins featuring a persimmon and turquoise colored design of... SOUP!
I bought these really cute dish towels at Dollar Tree. The soup motif and the colors really caught my eye but since I don't generally use dish towels I decided to buy a bunch of 'em to make cloth napkins.
Here is a close-up of the pattern...
I removed all of the tags then cut the dish cloths in half.
After cutting in half, I ran a straight stitch to hem the cut edge, then zigzag stitched along all 4 sides. Easy Peasy!
Next, I decided that the napkins needed coordinating rings. Enter the second Make It New project...
I gathered up a bunch of supplies that I thought I might need. Burlap string, buttons, tiny crocheted pretties, paint, paper towel rolls, etc.
First, I cut 1.5 inch sections of paper towel rolls, painted them with terra cotta colored paint, then gave them several coats of high gloss Mod Podge. Then I wrapped burnt orange burlap string (left from another project) around the middle several times, applied a pretty and a button that had been threaded with the same burlap string with glue. It took a little time to dry between coats of paint, but also an Easy Peasy project.
And here is the final product!
And now... the GIVEAWAY! I am giving away a set of 6 of these napkins and rings. All you have to do is leave a comment here on the blog, answering 2 questions...
1) What is your favorite soup?
2) How often do you use cloth napkins?
Oh, and make sure I have a way to contact you in case you win. A winner will be chosen on Monday, February 10, 2014, and will have 7 days to respond. After that, I will chose a new winner.
Okay, now it is time for you to link up! And don't forget to grab a button for your post. Thanks so much for joining the fun!