Kitchen towels and hot pads are an easy dollar store craft. I can’t bring myself to use too many exclamation points in this post, because kitchen decor just doesn’t make me jump up and down. But it’s really nice to have some quick homemade hostess gifts this time of year. Especially if you are hoping to be invited somewhere for Thanksgiving.
I’m thinking about giving them out now, and saying things like, ” I was thinking about your awesome stuffing/apple pie and I thought you’d like some new kitchen towels!”
Would that look too desperate?
These are $4 worth of kitchen towels and hot pads. To make them “hostess gift” ready, I added ruffles, ribbon, buttons, and a pocket to dress them up. All my materials come from the scrap bucket, so total cost is still $4. I hate buying fancy kitchen towels, potholders, and hot pads that cost so much I’m scared to use them. That’s what makes homemade ones such a cool gift. It’s thoughtful, easy on the budget, and it’s not a big deal if you get a little gravy on it.
In real life, I haven’t even planned Halloween costumes. In the kingdom of Blog, I’m already prepping for Thanksgiving! Do you prefer to host, or be a guest? What’s your favorite dish? I had this sourdough stuffing once that I’ve tried to re-create every year. And failed miserably, every year. Can you tell I’m starving as I write this post?!