I’ve always thought it was kind of fancy when I go to houses where people have a neat stack of washcloths next to the bathroom sink, and a bin for people to toss them to be washed after they’re used. It’s totally silly, but it’s one of those things I’ve always held in my head as a cool dream house fantasy.
I decided today that this was kind of a dumb thing to fantasize about when it would be free and totally easy to just do it. The only thing stopping me after I cleaned my bathroom and put out a tiny laundry bin was the fact that I don’t like looking at my washcloths–they’re kinda ugly.
I like the look of washcloths and towels like the ones from Anthropologie (surprise, surprise) so I decided to try to spruce up my plain ones with scraps, trim, and ribbon from my studio. Alice helped me design them by arranging ribbon and trim on the edges of the washcloths for me to sew into place–no big deal if they turn out a little weird, it’s just an afternoon project.
This would be an easy project for you to do with the plain washcloths you already have, or a cheap package of new ones in your favorite color. It’s a nice way to use up six inches or so of trim you like but can’t use on something else. If I thought through the design a little more and made something really cute, they could be great holiday gifts too.
Just a fun thing Alice and I did today. Now my bathroom looks so cute. I can’t wait to have friends over and show off my fancy washcloth situation.