Repurpose an Enamel Pot Lid into a Towel Holder
Do you remember the pot lid I got at a yard sale a year or so ago? Well, I'm finally getting around to sharing with you what I did with it!
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This enamel pot lid was actually thrown in for free with the other goodies I bought at the sale. Free is one of my favorite words and I knew I'd find a way to use it...eventually! I thought about painting it but since I'm not living in my forever home right now, I opted to leave it 'as is'.
It got a good washing and since I planned on hanging it on the side of a cabinet, I marked the spot on the back where the loop/hanger needed to be.
I used a paper clip for my hanger. It was the perfect size.
Only half of it was needed.
Then a glob (that is the official term for it, right?) of E6000 was added to the spot.
The paper clip was placed into the glue with a a piece of folded paper to tip it out a bit.
I didn't use hot glue because hot glue can 'pop off' of things sometimes and I wanted this to hold.
In the meantime, I attached a Command Hook to the side of my kitchen cabinet.
When the glue was dry, the lid was hung up on the hook.
One of my towels was looped through the handle.
I now had a new towel holder on the side of my cabinet.
Since I wanted this strictly for displaying my Swedish Weaving, I place the lid on an upper cabinet. You can place it on a wall, or anywhere else - you choose!
The towel above is an example of the new craft I've learned called 'Swedish Weaving'. Also called 'Huck Weaving', it's a type of embroidery that creates a design by weaving floss under raised floats of a woven fabric. It was introduced to me by a lady in my Fiber Arts group and I really enjoy it. I am, by no means, an expert, but it's very easy to do and there are books available to teach you. Monk's cloth or Huck cloth is needed for this craft along with blunt-tipped needles. I like to use DMC Pearl Cotton - size 5 available in SO many colors!
Here's a close-up of the towel above done on Monk's Cloth:
Here's the same pattern done on Huck Cloth:
It amazes me how the same pattern looks so different on the different types of cloth.
Here's another pattern that I used for Christmas.
I really love the metallic gold with the red and green!
In the interest of full-disclosure, I am a visual learner and do not follow patterns. Everything I have created I've seen a picture and used it to recreate the pattern. If you're interested in learning about this craft, This book was purchased by another lady in our group and she has found it very helpful!
All of that being said, Don't forget this is a hop so it's time to visit Terrie @ Decorate With Tip and More. Once you've stopped by to see her, be sure to visit all of the others for more inspiration! Here's the list: