MiM: Bath Time Towel Apron

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DIY Bath Time Towel Apron by DoyleDispatch.comOk, so you’ve seen these on Pinterest: the towels that look like aprons that you can use for bath time. So cute!

And if you have heard stories about my Papa Alan, you probably also know that we have the largest collection of hotel towels in the world (because he always brought us these towels as a sign that he was leaving town).

So, what do you do with these extra towels? Make a bath time towel apron for Baby Boy and Baby Girl!

Steps:

1. Lay out your towel as flat as possible.

DIY Bath Time Towel Apron (Tutorial) - DoyleDispatch.com

2. Lay out an apron that you like on top of it. I used one of my Thirty-One aprons (don’t the patterns just make you so happy?)

DIY Bath Time Towel Apron (Tutorial) - DoyleDispatch.com

3. Fold over both the towel and apron in half. This will help you so that you only have to cut once, and it will stay symmetrical.

DIY Bath Time Towel Apron (Tutorial) - DoyleDispatch.com

4. Cut out the top portion like so.

DIY Bath Time Towel Apron (Tutorial) - DoyleDispatch.com

5. I found that I needed the top to angle in a little bit more, so I did a bit more trimming.

DIY Bath Time Towel Apron (Tutorial) - DoyleDispatch.com

DIY Bath Time Towel Apron (Tutorial) - DoyleDispatch.com

6. Cut out a length of fabric (the width is your choice) to fit on the top of the apron. This is just for decoration. The wider section will be sewed onto the front, and the thinner section is sewed onto the back.

DIY Bath Time Towel Apron (Tutorial) - DoyleDispatch.com

 

Fold over the sides onto the back.

 

DIY Bath Time Towel Apron (Tutorial) - DoyleDispatch.com

 

The back will look like this when it is pinned:

DIY Bath Time Towel Apron (Tutorial) - DoyleDispatch.com

 

The front looks like this when pinned:

DIY Bath Time Towel Apron (Tutorial) - DoyleDispatch.com

7. Cut out two long strips of colorful fabric. Make them as long as you can. You will want them to be about 3 inches wide.

DIY Bath Time Towel Apron (Tutorial) - DoyleDispatch.com

7. Fold the edges over and iron to form creases.

DIY Bath Time Towel Apron (Tutorial) - DoyleDispatch.com

8. Fold both sections over and sew onto your towel apron. This will be the underarms and the ties.

DIY Bath Time Towel Apron (Tutorial) - DoyleDispatch.com

9. Sew on some ribbon (or rickrack) to tie it around your neck.

DIY Bath Time Towel Apron (Tutorial) - DoyleDispatch.com

10. Enjoy your towel apron! If you have girl/boy twins like me, you will want to make a second one (not pictured) so that the second bather won’t be stuck with a wet towel. You can call me a thoughtful mom!

DIY Bath Time Towel Apron (Tutorial) - DoyleDispatch.com
DIY Bath Time Towel Apron (Tutorial) - DoyleDispatch.com

 

Feeling ambitious? You can also add some pockets at the bottom to hold some bathing goodies.

*Part of this post originally appeared on Dory’s blog “Doyle Dispatch.” To read more posts about Dory’s pregnancy and nursery decorating on her blog, you can see the list here.*

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MiM: Nautical Nursery Reveal and DIY List

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I shared my twins’ nursery on my own personal blog last month, but I am so excited to share it with the HDYDI readers too! This was certainly a labor of love- full of imagination, budgeting, hard work, many DIY projects, countless tutorials (both reading and writing of them), and many late nights of work after my husband got home from work. We finally finished it, with enough time before our little peanuts arrived to just sit back and enjoy our work. I hope you like it too!

If you want to see the entire post on my personal blog (and individual pictures), please go to: http://doyledispatch.com/house-tour/nursery/

Below the pictures, you will see a source list and my DIY list. I was really fortunate to have the time to do a lot of crafts myself. While I sometimes overspent on fabric or notions, I knew that I had underspent in other categories, which allowed me a bit of freedom for a slightly more flexible budget.

If you have any questions at all, please ask away!  Twin Nautical Nursery - DoyleDispatch.com

 

 

Twin Nautical Nursery - DoyleDispatch.com

 

 

Twin Nautical Crib Skirt Detail - DoyleDispatch.com

Twin Nautical Nursery Crib Details - DoyleDispatch.com

Twin Nautical Nursery Changing Table Details - DoyleDispatch.com

Twin Nursery Vintage Stuffed Animals - DoyleDispatch.com

Nautical Nursery DIY Art - DoyleDispatch.com

Twin Nursery Shelves Details - DoyleDispatch.com

Additional Twin Nautical Nursery Details - DoyleDispatch.com

Twin Nautical Nursery Details - DoyleDispatch.com

Nautical Nursery Glider Corner Details - DoyleDispatch.com - DoyleDispatch.com

Source List:

Cribs: Kendall Crib in Simply White from Pottery Barn Kids

Paint: Gray Owl by Benjamin Moore (Room Color), Painted by B. Lilly Custom Painting
Stonington Gray by Benjamin Moore (Closet Color), self-painted

Changing Table: second-hand dresser found at Class and Trash, pulls from Anthropologie (Glass Bubble Knob in Blue), chalk paint and wax from Thrill of the Hunt (Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Pure White and Clear Wax)

Bookcase: Billy Bookcase in White from IKEA

Wall Bookcases: BEKVAM Spice Rack from IKEA, painted in white chalk paint

Glider and Ottoman: Newco Premium Rosie Glider and Ottoman in Otter Velvet from Babies R Us

Closet: Lowe’s

Fan: CN52W5 Copeland Unipack 52″ Ceiling Fan in White from Craftmade Lighting (Amazon)

Window Bench: Colebrook Bench in White and Colebrook Cushion in Denim from Company Store

Curtains: Material from UFab, sewn by Marcia Perkins

Curtain Rods: Sheffield Rods and Brackets and Crackle Glass Finials by Country Curtains

Curtain Tie-back: Shoreline Marine Galvanized Cleats in Cast Iron from Shoreline Marine (Amazon) – purchased but not installed

Floating Shelving: Home Depot

Oars: Attwood Wood Canoe Paddle (Amazon)

Closet Knobs: Streamline Knob in Zinc from Anthropologie

Lamp: Created by Lamp Emporium

Vintage Nautical Prints: My Grandest Adventure

Sailboat Mirror: Pottery Barn Kids

Boat Diaper Station: Pottery Barn Kids

Scentsy Warmer: Sarah’s Signature Scents (Independent Scentsy Consultant)

 

DIY Projects:
Starfish pillow (on window bench)
Seahorse pillow (on window bench)
Sea urchin pillow (on window bench)
Nautical mobiles
Dragonfly pillow (on glider)
Crib skirts
Flamingo plush (in Baby Girl’s crib)
Octopus plush (in Baby Boy’s crib)
Cabbage Patch doll pillowcase dress (on shelf)
Shell collection collage (above glider)
Nautical knots collage (above glider)
Ruler growth chart (next to closet)
Shower cards booklet
Pacifier holders
Shower wrapping paper blocks (not pictured)
Mystery foam block (not pictured)
Assorted blankets and playtime quilts (not pictured)

 

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