Tuesday, April 23, 2013

scrub with love tutorial

My obsession with the dollar store has begun to get a little out of hand. I absolutely love to find things I would spend three times as much or more anywhere else. I really like this post about things worth buying and things to avoid at the dollar store.  My most favorite thing though is to see what crafts I can make. Its no secrete if you follow along that I am pretty cheap. Jayson will be starting graduate school in a few months while I stay at home with our two littles. So it goes with out being said that we try to watch our money. That doesn't mean a girl can't get crafty!

My mom actually received one of these towels for Christmas from a friend. It was a red towel with a green sponge. The possibilities are endless. You could buy some pretty cute towels and make them to fit your personality or theme of your kitchen. Today I will just be doing basic white towels with multicolored sponges. 

Get your sharp scissors and cut out any shape you would like. 

I did hearts because they are easy for me. Plus they are cute!

Once you start sewing you really don't need the pins. The sponge is so stiff and heavy it wont move but I always like to pin and make sure its in the exact right spot.

I used a basic zig-zag stitch. I also used white thread for all towels. I debated on using thread to match the different colors but thought it would look tacky on the white towels. I ended up really liking the look of the white thread on the hearts. I think it looks fun :)

I love mine. Its nice to be able to wash the dishes with a towel and have a scrubber end to get off tough spots or hardened food. They are perfect for neighbor gifts at Christmas or a friends birthday or a housewarming gift...Like I said possibilities are endless. Hope you enjoy!!


  1. Adorable! Thanks for sharing! Would also make a great bridal shower gift!

  2. Ashley, this is suh a cute idea! I dont have as creative of mind as you do...you need to take me dollar store shopping so I can become more thrifty! I love this idea! They would be such cute gifts too! Love love love!

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  4. What a great idea! Handy and super cute! :)

  5. I love the towels that you made for me!! I use them everyday!
    You are very crafty and very good at it!!!! I miss you like crazy!

  6. These are so dang cute!! I love the ones that you made for me!! I use them EVERYDAY!! Love you to the moon!!

  7. I don't normally use towels to wash dishes with but you might have just changed my mind! These are too cute!!

  8. So cute! I love how the white thread looks against the colors too.

  9. love this! what a great creative idea! thanks for sharing.


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