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19 January, 2014

Pottery Barn Inspired No-Sew Valentine Tea Towel

I have another fun and easy Valentine project to share with you…and even though it may look like I embroidered it, this tea towel doesn’t require a single stitch because it’s an iron-on transfer! And once again, I am a big fat copy cat…inspired by Pottery Barn as you will see in a moment!

KittyMy scheduled co-host for today, Miss Kitty, is busy enjoying the sunshine for this first sunny weekend we have had since November! No kidding! Sooo…I will just let her enjoy!

Pottery Barn As soon as I saw this You + Me towel on Pottery Barn’s web site, I knew that would be my next project! It must have been popular because it has already disappeared!

You Me graphic reversed
And I knew the embroidered look would be easy to imitate since I had already tweaked a French monogram alphabet that I found at The Graphics Fairy! I just cropped out and combined the letters that I needed. I have reversed it here to be used as an iron-on transfer. Just print the graphic and follow the directions on the package to apply it. (I used Avery brand transfers for light fabrics.) I used a super-inexpensive tea towel from IKEA so mine is not exactly like the one on the Pottery Barn web site….but it sure was cheaper! I already had everything I needed so mine was free!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Pottery Barn Inspired No-Sew Tea TowelAnd here it is! It will be a fun addition to my Valentine decor…and I love the vintage look! And…if it looks familiar…

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT DIY Vintage French Linens…it is because I used the same monogram and IKEA tea towel for my DIY vintage French linens! I love this idea…creating a vintage look without having to spend all that money!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Rustic Valentine Wreath with Sweater HeartsAnd just in case you missed it, here’s my rustic farmhouse Valentine wreath…just the right amount of a Valentine feel without being too cutesy for me!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Fun Valentine IdeasAnd here are even more fun ideas for Valentine’s Day…including several pillows. And if you know me, I am sure you have guessed that even more pillows are on the way…so stay tuned!

Homemade Home Showcase Also coming your way…the Homemade Beauty and Household Products Showcase on January 24th and 25th…with 19 bloggers sharing their secrets for creating their own products to help keep you beautiful and your home fresh and clean! So stay tuned for that as well!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed seeing my Valentine tea towel! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party , Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday , The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday , Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday , A Stroll thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday , My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures, Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays , The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays , No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays, French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday , Common Ground for Be Inspired on Fridays , The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday , Craftberry Bush for the Inspiration Gallery on Friday
See you next time! À la prochaine!

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  1. This is so cute, Debbie. What a darling tea towel as well as your other cute things there!

    I posted something for Baby Kitty. Thought of you when I saw it! ;-)



  2. This is so fresh and ..easy. Great pic of Miss Kitty.

  3. Fabulous!!! I am not one who normally goes all out for V-Day but I would love adding this small touch to my kitchen. You just can't beat those IKEA towels can you? LOVE them. xxoo, Barb

  4. Your towels are great!! Will have to try my hand at it. I normally don't do much for Valentines Day other than a wreath on the front door since my living room has a lot of red.
    Have to get some Ikea towels.

  5. Love your tea towel, Debbie. What a great gift idea.

    Wish I lived closer to IKEA.

  6. As the mommy of a heart transplant recipient - I LOVE all things hearts and Valentines! What a neat assortment you've created - thanks for sharing!!!!!


  7. Hello Debbie,
    Darling little towel you have here and that wreath is just too CUTE!


  8. I love your Valentine towel and actually ventured out in the snow today to get the supplies I needed to make it. The iron-on transfer was no problem, but I could not find a towel that would work. Unfortunately, we do not have an IKEA , so I looked in every store that sells kitchen towels. No luck. I am so disappointed. :(

  9. I actually found similar towels...but thicker, nicer and more Hancock's and I think they are at JoAnn's, too...vintage-look tea towels near the embroidery thread. I hope that helps!


Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie