I was looking for a quick way to give my kitchen some Valentine’s Day bling so I made some embellished tea towels. This darling Valentine Hoop Art would be another fun way to dress up your home for Valentine’s Day.

I had everything I needed in my stash –tea towels ( from IKEA left over from another project), Heat N Bond Lite, bits of fabric, ribbon and trim.

To make the applique I drew  hearts on the paper side of the Heat n’ Bond lite. Next, iron it to the WRONG side of the fabric. (If appliqueing a letter or number it must be drawn in reverse on the paper.)

Cut out the hearts.

Peel the paper from the fabric hearts. There will be a layer of glue on the backs of the hearts.

Stack up the hearts and iron to the tea towel. Stitch around the edges. After washing the edges might start to fray. If this is not okay, go around the edges with Fray Check.

Sew trim across the bottom of the towel.

Don’t want to applique? Sewing a ribbon across the bottom of the towel is another simple way to dress it up.

If you want to learn more about applique check out this tutorial on simple monogram appliques. Reverse applique is another great technique that can be used to dress up a birthday crown.

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  1. Ooh that is cute! What a fun way to dress up a kitchen. Thanks so much for this, I’ll be linking.

  2. So simple..but so beautiful..how do you get all this stuff done my friend…I am amazed..have a great day….

  3. Very sweet! Now all this time I was searching for printed tea towels and found tons of plain ones and never thought about just embellishing them myself! duh!!!!

  4. This is why blogging is so awesome. You come up with wonderful, easy ideas and I think, “Oh, I would never have thought of that, but I can totally do that!” Thanks so much!

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