Embroidered Towel Wall Hanging
***First DIY post***
When I first decided to make a blog I thought I’d stick just to cooking. As much as I love dressing myself and going outside and taking pictures, I never really feel like I have enough to say (or the willpower) to keep up with an everyday blog. Maybe someday I will! But at this point it just involves a little too much computer time for me, I can’t spend several hours a day blogging- c’mon, there’s reruns of The Office to keep up with! Just kidding*. A lot of people have suggested I start doing outfit posts here every now and then, which is intriguing, but I’m still not so sure about that one. If I were to do a fashion section on the blog I’d maybe want a partner to bounce ideas off of/share the burden of constant posting. So that’s on the back burner for now. However, I have decided I will now post DIYs. And by DIYs I absolutely mean a great deal of taking normal things that were fine and embellishing them until they’re nearly suffocating. Or maybe just adding some glitter. And gold spray paint. And studs. Yeah. So there’s that. But in all seriousness, I’d say cooking is as do-it-yourself as one can get, so why not expand this area to things non-edible. Let’s see how it goes!
I got the idea for this embroidered towel wall hanging from a really rad personal blog, Sincerely, Kinsey. She’s pretty hip. I’m a little jealous. Kinsey made a beautiful embroidered rug after seeing this one that sold out at Anthropologie. As much as I’d love to spend hours painstakingly embroidering a rug and casually displaying it in my dorm instead of the twelve dollar shag thing I currently use I just know I’ll freak out the moment anyone steps on/spills rum and coke on/drops a bottle of nail polish on it. So I settled for a wall hanging. If I were to do this again I’d probably use a black washcloth to make the embroidery floss really pop. But I think it’s pretty cool.
– one small square washcloth
– chalk/colored pencil
– construction paper
– many colors of embroidery floss
– embroidery needle
– small embroidery hoop
First things first, plan out your design. I really love the Aztec-y vibe both Kinsey and Anthropologie used so I made my own little version of that. If you want to get symmetrical, use construction paper to make a shape and then trace that onto the back of your towel with chalk or colored pencil. Draw/trace in other designs. Attach your embroidery hoop, thread your needle with embroidery floss and stich away! It’s a little time consuming (as you can tell from the thumb-shots where I am sporting two different nail colors, these pictures were obviously not all taken the same day), but I think very worth it!