Black and White Week: Black and White Dishcloth Napkins
Black and white…two of my favorite colors. You really can’t go wrong with either of them, and together, they are beautiful.
This week, from September 23-September 30, will be “Black and White Week” at Ma Petite Maison Verte. Each day will feature a recipe, decorating idea, craft, or home project that incorporates black or white, or both, in some way.
Today, I am showcasing some bargain dishcloths that I purchased from a sale bin for $2 for six of them. They make effortless napkins and are super-easy to wash!
I dressed them up a bit with a braided strand of embroidery thread and coordinating ric-rac. To make, cut 12 lengths of black or white embroidery thread or floss. Tie together with a length of ric-rac.
Tape to a working surface and braid the strands together. The ric-rac works well to braid because you can “fit” the embroidery thread into the notches as you go.
Once I braided it together and tied the ends, I trimmed off the excess and loosely knotted the braided cord around the napkins.
For a simpler version, just use ric-rac pieces.
If you want to doll them up, you can attach whatever items you like (perhaps a black-brown acorn from earlier this week, see Festive Fall Napkins) or use other shades of ribbon or thread for contrast!