March 1, 2010

Framin' up Tee Towels!




Here's a fun project if your looking for Wall Art that's both stylish and thirfty!

Frame your Tee towels people!  Well not your old ones, but new towels with a beautiful design.

  The other day I was at Target and saw these adorable tee towels with one of my favorite design elements...birds and branches!  While I immediately loved them for my kitchen, it hit me like a brick that these cuties would be perfect in our guest bedroom next to our green striped Pottery Barn comforter!

So I took them home and framed em' up!  The most important step...iron the towels well so there are no lumps or creases in your fabric.  Other than that, this project was easy breezy.  Just iron the fabric, cut the fabric about 1 inch smaller than your matte.  I simply used tape to adhere the fabric to the matte.  And voila, beautiful art that cost around $10 (the frames I already had)...love that!

Here they are finished!





Wow...$10 wall art that's pretty enough for your guest bedroom!  I'm linkin' this thrifty project to these fabulous Days:


Show & Tell Wednesday
Penny Pinching Party
Show Off Your Stuff Party
Transformation Thursday
Thrifty Thursday
Strutt Yourself Thursday
My Backyard Eden
Get Your Craft On
100 Ideas Under $100



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52 comments:

  1. The perfect pop of color in that room! I love birds as well...how did I miss these at my Target!

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  2. Wow, great job! I love your blog!!!

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  3. Hun, that is awesome! I always think about how lovely the designs are but never to use them THIS way! Thanks for the inspiration and the head's up!

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  4. So clever!! I'll have to file this one away for future reference!

    LOVE that headboard!!

    ((Hugs))
    Marsha

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  5. Oh my gosh, Jane!! This is such a good idea!! I just got a new comforter, and I have been thinking about what to do with the walls- this will work out perfectly! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  6. Great idea and great look. Love that bed.

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  7. So clever - and CHEAP! Definitely filing that away for the future!

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  8. I love those towels. . . but I really REALLY must comment on that bed - -- the headboard is absolutely gawgeous.

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  9. Love it, Jane! Why not frame tea towels ~ we frame fabric, right. Love the colors in these.

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  10. What a creative idea. This looks fabulous. Hugs, Marty

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  11. Lovely! You did a great job!
    ~Liz

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  12. Beautiful! I do love it with the comforter and what a great idea!

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  13. Those look great! You are so talented

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  14. Never in a million years would I have guessed those are tea towels! They're perfect! The bird towel reminds me of fabric Sarah Richardson used in the office of Sarah's House 2.
    Very nice job! Lisa

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  15. Hi Jane,

    Here's the link I referred to in my last comment.

    Lisa

    http://www.sarahrichardsondesign.com/portfolio/project/sarahs-house2/office

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  16. Jane, they are...Fabulous! ;) I also love your bedside table, by the way. Great project!

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  17. I LOVE THIS! Question for you... did you paint or stain that bed? Or was is that color originally?? I have the same bed, just in a light wood and I'm planning on staining/painting it asap. If you did... any tips? :)
    ginibell@gmail.com

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  18. Don't you mean cut it to be 1 inch LARGER than your mat? Or did you mean the outside measurement?

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  19. Kaaaa-ute!!!! Love it!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  20. These came out great! Something for me to think about the next time I am at Tar-jay!

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  21. Oh wow! Those look so much better than I would have imagined! Nice, perhaps I'll find some towels to frame now :)

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  22. what a great idea...I have seen so many tea towels and thought..."I would get bleach and spaghetti sauce all over that." But in a frame...I could not ruin that:)

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  23. Very cute! Love the bird tea towel especially!

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  24. Perfectly AWESOME!! Love it!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  25. graet idea! I think that it would be great with cute spring towells as well. Thanks for the inspriation. (as always)
    doing a giveaway-please stop by if you can.

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  26. Your wall art looks wonderful and is very inspiring. This is something that even I might be able to create. (smile) I just found my way to your blog this morning for the first time and I'm lovin' it here. ♥

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  27. GENIUS!!!!! I have those same towels in my kitchen and I never would have thought to hang them on the wall but you better believe I'm going to do just that! Thanks for all the awesome inspiration :)

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  28. Very cute. Love the patterns. Great job....!

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  29. Hi Jane,
    What a great idea, and it looks terrific, too! I love the birds, much better on the wall than getting all messed up in the kitchen!
    Stop by sometime!
    XO
    Heidi - Heart and Home

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  30. Love these... they are just the finishing touch needed. Perfect!

    P.S. Thank you for visiting my blog :)

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  31. What a great idea!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Blessings, Grace

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  32. That is so clever!! And it looks great!! I once found a shower curtain that perfectly matches my bathroom but I have a door on my shower. So, I bought it cut it up and turned it into curtains for my window.

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  33. That is a great idea!!!

    Love your blog!

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  34. From that photo, you'd never know those were kitchen towels. Great job!

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  35. Love it, and who would have thought.....!

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  36. Wow, Jane, LOVE it! Those towels are adorable, and make perfect art! thanks for linking up!

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  37. These are absolutely wonderful! I love the 2 you did on either side to coordinate, too. I'll definitely look out for pretty tea towels in future.

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  38. They look fabulous. Love the pop of color they give your guest bedroom. Gorgeous.

    I would like to invite you to visit my blog and enter a special giveaway I am having.

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  39. Holy cow - that's my headboard, but painted! I love it. I've been wanting to paint over that honey colored veneer for a long time and it's great to see what it would look like.

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  40. LOVE this- love it! And I love the whole Dwell line... gorgeous!
    If you're interested, we have a Friday Fun Find party... we'd love it if you'd link up!

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  41. They turned out get. Love the colors..

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thurs. Please join me next week for another great party.

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  42. I just wanted to let you know that I featured your here:

    http://firefliesandjellybeans.blogspot.com/2010/03/sunday-spotlight-soys-favorites.html

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  43. I'm always amazed what I find at Target. I haven't seen those yet though!

    They look beautiful against that pretty wall color.

    Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours day!

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  44. i love the prints. they look fantastic. i did something similar with vintage paper but i love the tea towel look too. it's beautiful.

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  45. I found you from blog hopping....

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea! Thanks for sharing! I can't wait to go shopping for towels for my bedroom walls!

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  46. i love your guest bedroom,You have done such a great job,simply stunning!

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  47. Oh, I so LOVE these!! I posted a link back to this project on my DIY Project Links.
    Shannon
    www.akadesign.ca

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