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Thursday, September 13, 2007
Gift packaging idea for flour-sack towels
As I know that some of my readers are making the embroidered flour-sack dish towels in sets for gifts, I thought I would share the way I have packaged mine. One way that would work very nicely is to simply stack them and tie with a nice ribbon -- not a narrow ribbon, but something at least 3/4-inch wide that will hold them together and keep the stack of folded towels together neatly.
But what I have done is to save the sturdy clear plastic boxes that some baby spinach and other fancy greens are packaged in. The greens are usually packed in plastic bags inside these boxes, so except for the label, the box is pristine and ready to use. And I don’t bother trying to remove the label. I have made up a label of my own to place over it with double-stick tape. Feel free to borrow the label (it’s at the top of this post) or use my idea to make one of your own.
I then stack the folded towels, tied with a ribbon, inside the box, along with a dishcloth or two, and close the lid. Simple and quite pretty!
I live in scenic northern New England with my handsome husband. We're empty-nesters with a bunch of adorable grandchildren. We love (tent) camping and traveling, but don't get away as often as we'd like to.