Hannah at Knick Knacks & Ric Rac reconned an old kitchen rug that was starting to fall apart by sewing it to a new shiny tea towel and edging it with jumbo rick rack. So cute!

Dollar stores usually have a good selection of fun tea towels. My current dollar store tea towels have pictures of fish on them, and kitchen spices (on the fish tea towels) with one spice that says “sill.” I think that’s Engrish for dill…

Keep your eyes out at thrift shops, garage sales, and estate sales for budget rick rack, although it won’t break the bank if you have to buy it new.

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If you don’t have a decommissioned kitchen rug to use for the project, how about sewing two tea towels together for a reversible mat? Or you could use an old bath towel, or even a leg from some old jeans. Hefty fabric abounds if you’re creative.

Hannah said this took less than 30 minutes to complete. I think I’ll go make one right now!

Project Estimate:

Tea Towel: $1
Old rug, towel, etc: FREE (or $1 for another tea towel)
Rick Rack: $1

Total Cost: $2 or so