Anthropologie Inspired Ribbon Egg Towel

Anthropologie Inspired Ribbon Egg Towel

Raise your hand if you love Anthropologie!  They have got such fun stuff for home decor as well as gorgeous clothes!  Sadly, our single-income budget doesn’t exactly have enough in it for me to go crazy in their store.  Back in January, I was scoping out their website and fell in love with their ribbon heart dish towel.  I had wanted to create my own knock-off version of that towel, but ran out of time.  However, the very talented Katie over at View from the Fridge had the same idea and her version turned out adorable!  I knew I still loved the idea of a ribbon towel and thought it would be fun to create an Easter version.  My favorite part was that it was easy to make and there was no sewing involved!

Anthropologie Inspired Ribbon Egg Towel

A while back, I purchased some flour sack towels from Target.  I used a few of them to make these DIY painted kitchen towels.  These towels are perfect to add your own decorative touches to.  Michael’s has their own little dollar+ section at the front of the store, and I found this cute ribbon there for $1.50 each.

Anthropologie Inspired Ribbon Egg TowelI grabbed a scrap piece of cardstock and cut 5″ tall egg shape out on my Cricut.  If you don’t have a die cutting machine, you can always just print a shape and cut it out.  I also ironed my towel prior to getting started.

Anthropologie Inspired Ribbon Egg TowelI cut my ribbon pieces out and placed them in a pattern I liked.  I set the egg on top of the pieces and used my rotary cutter to trace around the edge of the egg shape.  Please ignore my used and abused cutting mat.


I used 3/8″ Heat n Bond hem tape to attach the ribbon pieces to the towel.  Now, if I was smart, I would have lined the hem pieces up under the ribbon pieces and cut them at the same time.  However, I sometimes like to work harder instead of smarter, so I cut my pieces out after the fact.

Anthropologie Inspired Ribbon Egg TowelI worked in small sections and ironed the ribbon pieces to the towel.  I used an extra towel to use between the ribbon and the iron.  I held it down for about 15 seconds each time.  After all of the pieces were attached, I held the iron over the entire piece again for 15 seconds.

Anthropologie Inspired Ribbon Egg Towel

 Anthropologie Inspired Ribbon Egg TowelI love how it turned out and I’m definitely making more.  I’m thinking these will be perfect to line baskets for bread or biscuits for Easter brunch!  Thanks so much for stopping by and please feel free to share, like, pin, etc!


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    I’m so glad you stopped by my little Anthropologie project today as I was happy to discover your beautiful towel. I am going to try this. Your diy was so easy to understand. I need to purchase a rotary cutter. I love that we have the same PDC designers for our blogs, too as it’s fun to see how you use yours. I like the gray and white striped background! I’m subscribing!
    x Dana
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      Addicted 2 DIY says

      Thanks so much Dana for stopping by and your sweet comments! I’m subscribing to yours as well!

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    This is so cute! Would be a great way to use up scraps of trim, rickrack, etc which I always end up with and can’t bring myself to throw away. I would probably sew them on, though. Might not trust a bonding product for something which might have to be washed more than a few times.

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    This is such a cute idea. I think I’ll make some myself. I just wanted to let you know that I am linking to this post on 4/1 at if you don’t mind.

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    I absolutely LOVE this towel! I found it via someone i follow on pinterest and ended up here. Great blog! I will definitely be making this towel – i’ve already got the ribbon cut, just have to go out and buy a white towel. I actually just went to Michael’s to look for the ribbon you posted. Unfortunately, my Michael’s didn’t have the same thing…
    I liked someone else’s comment on doing the same idea for Christmas – can’t wait!
    I’m excited to find other crafts here. I also love DIY; sadly i don’t have enough time to do all the projects i want.
    Thanks for sharing! :)

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      Addicted 2 DIY says

      Thank you so much Ruth! I’m sorry you couldn’t find the ribbon at Michael’s. I was there today and actually don’t remember seeing it either. Today they did have some really cute burlap and jute ribbon sets in their dollar section though:)

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    Super cute towel Katie! It looks amazing and you did a great job putting all the pieces together! Thank you for linking up your Spring Project with us at Get Your DIY On. I hope you’ll join us May 4th with your flower projects! Hope you have a great Easter!

    Mandy @ The Hankful House Blog
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