Today I finished off a little project inspired by my daughters up coming ice cream themed birthday party. I saw a cute ice cream finger towel on Etsy, but decided to make mine bath towel size so it could be used by my daughter after her party.
I found a plain white towel at Home Outfitters for $5, and used up some felt I had. The pretty pink rick-rack is from Fabricland, along with the button. I already had some Heat-n-Bond, so it was an inexpensive project.
I started out by creating an ice cream cone and ice cream out of cardboard, and using this pattern to draw and cut it out of the felt. I then created the criss-cross pattern on the cone, by sewing diagonals on my sewing machine. I made sure to tie the ends on the backside.
After I finished sewing the criss-cross pattern on the ice cream cone, I adhered the cone and the ice cream to the towel with an iron-on adhesive called Heat-n-Bond. You could skip this step and just sew it, but the iron-on adhesive should help insure that even after washing, the ice cream cone will stay on the towel.
After this, I sewed around the ice cream and cone with the sewing machine, and added the rick-rack. The final touch was to sew on a bright pink â€œcherryâ€ button.
I love how it turned out and so does my daughter. I think it will be a cute touch to the bathroom on the big â€œIce Cream Birthday Partyâ€ day, and a great addition to bath time later.
Now I think I want a real ice cream cone!
Iâ€™ve linked this project to a link party at Under The Table and Dreaming, and Just Something I Whipped Up, and Made By You Monday and Its So Very Creative and Mad Skills and Making The World Cuter Mondays