Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Dropcloth remnant

It is no news that I love dropcloth...
who doesn't?
I am in love with the texture, the color, the versatility, the "messy look" and the price!
I have used it for many projects (even before I had a blog), and naturally, I have leftover pieces too small for a big project, but not too small for a small project!
I really liked this tea towel I saw on Debbiedoo's blog.
It looks simple, fun and pretty.
Now, this is my version...slightly different because I don't have a stencil, I don't have a tea towel...and my motto is "make the most of what you got"!
I wanted to transfer an Italian recipe of my favorite dessert...Tiramisu'.
This project is pretty much self explanatory. 
  print out your recipe on paper, the font you like. 
(the one I used is called Viner Hand ITC)
Cut the dropcloth the size you want the towel to be, and sew the sides.
 tape paper on the cloth face down
 trace the letters 
(carbon copy paper works too)


Done!
 I went over the letters one more time, to make it a little darker. 
This is a washable, usable towel. I wash all my dropcloth right out of the package,before I start cutting it.
The more you wash dropcloth, the softer it becomes.
tip: do not hurry yourself while doing this project...if you mess up, there is no going back! Slow and steady hand.

Cost of this project FREE

Stay Frugal,

22 comments:

Libby said...

Another fabulous freebie. I love it!

Kelly said...

Now, why didn't I think of that?! I love how that turned out and how easy it was. Of course, you're right about needing a slow and steady hand for this. Can't wait to see your dessert next!

NanaDiana said...

Great, great job, Daniela. You did a wonderful job on that! xo Diana

Debbie {Visual Eye Candy} said...

So cute! I love how this turned out! Way to use what you have.

Debbiedoo's said...

You go girlllllllll!~ I love it. Who would think a sharpie? Very clever:) I am so glad you joined in on the party. Enjoy!!~

elizabeth said...

What a great idea! I love it! Thanks for your kind comment on my post today.

Laura from Top This Top That said...

drop cloths have no end , do they?

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

New follower! I love Tiramisu! Great idea also!

Tammy Partin Spangler said...

Great job!

reFresh reStyle said...

Oh my goodness, why didn't I think of that! Love it :)

Caitlin @ Desert Domicile said...

Such a clever idea! A set of them would make a great gift, too :)

Lynn @ UpCountry Olio said...

Truly a great frugal idea! This is so cute and i must say...I'm pretty excited to learn how to make Tiramisu'

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

FIrst of all, I love the name of your blog! :D Great copycat. I love the tea towel (I just love them in my own kitchen). I am sure that Debbie was thrilled that you copied her. I want to copy most of her projects! (If I only had the time).

Linking from Debbiedoo's,
xo,
Ricki Jill

Cristina Garay said...

That's so clever! I love drop cloths too! That must be one of my future projects, b/c I also have lots of left overs!

Cristina Garay said...

That's so clever! I love drop cloths too! That must be one of my future projects, b/c I also have lots of left overs!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That looks great. Oh, yummy tiramisu.

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

Hi Daniela: This is such a great towel transfer project--I definitely want to give this a try! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today and leaving such a nice comment--I really appreciate it very much!

Infuse With Liz said...

Well aren't you the smart one! Thanks for the idea of how to do something like this! I would never have thought it up on my own!

Kathy Moody said...

Fabulous idea and so easy! Thank you so much for sharing. I'm going to make some of these for gifts. :)

brockey said...

Love this , What font did you use ?

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

the font is Viner Hand ITC

Sharon Hendricks said...

Hi, Daniela.....I just found your blog today and while perusing your awesome projects I ran across this one. I'm wondering what weight your drop cloths are....mine is fairly heavy and I can't imagine it working very well as a towel.
Really enjoyed looking around your blog!