Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Playing Dress-Up in the Kitchen

The kitchen is the hardest working room in the house.  On top of that, it seems to be where we spend the majority of our time.

Don't you deserve to be surrounded by pretty, if not completely functional, items in the kitchen while you're working hard preparing meals for your family?

Here are some fun projects (easy to intermediate) to make for your family kitchen, vacation home, or to give as a hostess gift.  The great thing about making things is that you can tailor the colors or theme to match your decor.

Painted Confetti Kitchen Towel
Make and Takes
This painted confetti towel looks so fun and would pair perfectly in a retro-kitchen.  Can you see this as a theme for an ice cream party?

Angharad Handmade
Ever wonder where you put your special cloth napkins?  Missing a napkin to a set?

This is a nice two-part tutorial for making a double-sided napkin set and holder.

I have to Say over at All Crafts
Wouldn't you just love to receive this kitchen set as a gift?

Do you know a special graduate or someone moving into a new home?


This is too SWEET and FUNctional.  There are so many colors and ideas that could be themed with this adorable apron.  If you're more of a "sometimes sewer" or fit more into the beginner category, a simple apron would look adorable with iron-on patches and ribbon.

Isn't this an elegant table setting?  If you have a table cloth already, the addition of a "skirt" and wide ribbon would immediately dress the table before you even set out the china.

While you're visiting this website, you might also enjoy the tutorial for a "no-sew table cloth".

What projects have you made or received for your kitchen?  Where do you find your inspiration?  Did you create an entire theme around your project?

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