My third project was supposed to be molded crayons. Well, I ordered some super cute candy molds to use but they still haven't arrived so in it's place I decided to make myself some dish mats. Our dishwasher is as old as our house (which isn't that old in house years but really old in dishwasher years). We are trying to make it work a little longer before we dish out the money for a new one! So, in the mean time the counter above the dishwasher looks like this:
Where I put all the dishes I rewashed, or washed instead of waiting all day for the dishwasher to decide to finish washing one load. Oh, and there's always those pots & pans that need to be hand washed.
I originally was going to follow this cute tutorial over at Toad's Treasures but I was too
lazy busy and wanted something quicker... you never know how long nap time is going to be with 2 kids!
So, this is what I ended up doing.
Gather up the following supplies
First, spray the back of the terri cloth hand towel. Wait about 5 minutes (refer to directions on spray can).
Lay flannel fabric face down on work surface and carefully lay the terri cloth hand towel with sticky side down ontop of flannel. I started at one end, smoothing out wrinkles as you go.
Cut the edges off the short side...makes the next step easier.
Not pictured, I surged around the edges. If you do not have a serger I would recommend using bias tape as an easy way to finish the edges.
Here are my fnished products...which took me no longer than a half hour for 3!
And here's my dish area with my new dish mat!
These are super absorbant!