Tea Towel Wall Decor

Do you love to create DIY pieces for your home, or to give as a gift? If so this is such an easy and fun way to make a meaningful wall decor item. With 2 designs to choose from, you can add a scripture message in your dining room or kitchen, or a loving welcoming message in your entry way or living room.

Mary & Martha has 2 tea towels that are designed by Linday Letters that can be used for this project. The Love & Grace Tea Towel or Acts 2:46 Tea Towel. Both of these are available for only $22.

Next I purchased a 20×24 canvas frame. I have found these for as low as low as $5 each in local hobby stores or online sites. In this picture I found a buy on get one free which was $9 apiece. Either way you are making a big picture for less than $40 (with towel shipping and tax), not too bad!

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First I ironed the towel so it had no creases in it, laid it face down and centered the canvas on top of it. With thumb tacks I pushed the towel to the back of the wooden frame. Then I could flip it over and see if was centered. Adjust it as needed, and when is exactly where you want it, with a staple gun attached and secured the sides and corners of the towel to the wooden part of the frame.

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It was so easy! And for approx. $40 made a wonderful gift! So… means I had gotten 2 frames, I got another towel, so I could have a new picture for my home too! What do you think? Do you like it?

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Don’t want to create it around a canvas? Bring to a framing place and your could look similar to this one.

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Or if you are a quilter, look at this idea too!

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Which one are you going to try? The Love & Grace Tea Towel or Acts 2:46 Tea Towel?

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Family Rules

There are many rules families need, and displaying them not only a great declaration but a great daily reminder! And this family rules canvas can even be personalized, making it a special gift, or an addition to one’s wall gallery!

The background is chalkboard looking and it measures 9″W X 12″H. The price includes either a black or white frame, or a wrapped canvas. The gold frame is an optional.

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Do you have someone you want to thank for letting you stay at their lake house? How about this for something fun?

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The rules on the family canvas reads:
Say Grace
Pray
Make Sacrifices
Practice Kindness
Love God
Walk By Faith
Hug Often
Believe In The Best
Put Love First
Forgive And Always Forget
Love & Trust In God
Laugh Loud
Rejoice In Right

Which rule does your family need to be reminded of?
Or who would do you know who would love this gift?

Meaningful Wire Basket

Baskets organize our homes, make cute displays, and create neat gift baskets.

The nested market baskets adapt to any need! They are available in small, medium, and large are made of heavy wire, with a medallion on it. You can purchase them individually or as a set!

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The small basket is 11″ SQ x 3 1/2″ D. Use it as a catch all, line it with a tea towel to serve muffins or dinner rolls, asa decoration a shelf, to corral remotes or coasters, for hand towels in our bathroom, or for your furry friends! Metal tag reads: say grace.

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The medium basket is 14″ SQ x 5″ D. Use it for keeping magazines handy, or try it for countertop organization – we like it for displaying a pile of pretty cloth napkins or sorting mail. Metal tag reads: give thanks.

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The large basket is 15 1/2″ SQ x 5 1/2″ D. The large basket keeps newspapers in an orderly stack, makes a great catch-all for your throw blankets, or stacks rolled towels neatly in your bathroom. The possibilities are endless! Metal tag reads: gather together.

 

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If still hard to see the size and quality of these baskets, this video may help!

 

 

 

 

 

Make A Great Gift Basket

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Have you ever had a collection of little random items you wanted to put together for a gift? It can be some really useful things, or just applicable to the occasion, but you cannot get them to look very nice or special all together?  I’ve often looked for a box, only to be stuck on how to decorate that… or as a gift basket, but want the basket to be useful. That’s when discovered a caddy that works great. It is solid and hold a lot, and is an item they can use for silverware, to hold mail, or other ways in their home too. It has a beautiful message on it that reads: Our God, we give You thanks. 1 CHRONICLES 29:13. Putting items in it makes a collection of items look special and meaningful. Take a look at a few ways or ideas on how to make it a special gift basket.

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DIY Gift; Tea Towel Wall Hangings

Spring and warm weather makes up want add color and brighten up our homes! Just by adding a vibrant accent piece here and there makes it look new and cheery and makes us smile!

A simple way to add an accent is with wall decor, and creating your own with these watercolor tea towels in Sunflower & Roses is fun but also very meaningful. The message on the towel reads: Lovely, Noble, Pure, True, …think on these things… Philippians 4:8, and each towel measures 30″L × 20″W. Now let me show you how easy it is too makes these beautiful towels hang on your wall!

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Begin with your 2 purchased Sunflower & Roses towels and 2- 12 x 24″ canvas frames. This is the ones I purchased at Michaels.

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Next, because of the wording close to the bottom edge of the towel, you will need remove by bottom hem, by removing the stitching.  The iron this opened hem flat, and also iron the whole towel to rid of any creases.

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Now center the towel on the canvas, grasp both sides and carefully flip it over. Lay the bottom creased towel edge over the canvas and staple that bottom side first.

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Now staple all the other sides making sure the towel is pulled tight. At the corners wrap and staple as the picture here show. I also added some tape to the raw bottom edge and extra towel to hold it all in place.

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Behold! You have 2 colorful, bright, meaningful wall decor pieces to use in your home, or give as a thoughtful creative gift!

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The Practical Caddy

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[kad-ee] Spell Syllables
noun, plural caddies.
1. a container, rack, or other device for holding, organizing, or storing items

2. A VERY USEFUL GIFT!
The Mary & Martha caddy is so versatile and practical, it makes a wonderful gift!Ways to use:
  • Use as a cell phone charging station
  • For silverware and plates
  • Hold magazines and TV remotes
  • In bathroom for hair gel, comb, lotion
  • As an art station with markers, colored pencils, and paper
  • As a mail station with bills to pay, or cards to mail
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Ways you can use to give:

  • Fill it with bath products for a shower or Mom to be treat
  • Fill with party supplies for a Birthday party
  • Fill with food and treats or a house welcoming
  • Fill with journals and pens for a shut in neighbor
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So many ways to use, these are just a few, what are some of YOUR ideas? Please share!