1.14.2011

A Handmade Christmas: Recipe Dishtowels

This year most of my gifts were handmade. Either handmade by myself, or purchased from handmade artists. One of my favorite gifts to make turned out to be these dish towels. Here is the inspiration: (click image for a link to the original site)
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To recreate them, I started with recipes I tweaked a bit in Photoshop to make them look antiqued:
(feel free to click on the images to enlarge, then print out the recipes to enjoy)
Then I ironed them on flour sack dish towels. Here are the final products, ready to gift:
 
Then I finished everything off by printing out each recipe at 4x6 on cardstock, to include with the towels. I laminated the fronts for protection, leaving the backs blank for notes.

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Christy said...

I LOVE this idea Lyndsay! Thanks so much for sharing - I'm totally doing this next year!!!

Kelli Nørgaard said...

I LOVE this idea!
You are SO DARNED creative!

Beth said...

adorable!!

christina said...

This is great!



-c

Jon, Meghan, and Emory said...

I love this idea! I'll have to somehow keep a file of all the things I want to do for Christmas next year. Or birthday too, I suppose. Thanks for sharing.

Ashley said...

These are adorable. What font did you use...I love it. Thanks for posting!

Lyndsay said...

@Ashley
Hi, Ashley! Sorry if this response is WAY overdue! I used the font CK Alis Hand. You can find it here:
http://www.creatingkeepsakes.com/articles/CK_free_fonts

~Lyndsay