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DIY French Label Towel

Today I am sharing a DIY French Label Towel.  I love French decor!  Do you?
French towel 1Supplies:

– 1 high quality natural fabric towel (you can buy them online here: Now Designs Floursack Towels Set of 6, White)

– Marker

– Printout of French Chocolate label – I used the ‘Cacao Payraud’ label from the Graphics Fairy.  There are also many other graphics and labels on this wonderful site to choose from.


Wash and dry the towel.

Place paper of the French graphic under the towel.
Trace the words onto the towel using the marker.
You’re done!

French towel 2I have washed mine and the printing didn’t disappear or ‘bleed’ at all.  The towels take on a lovely slight faded appearance as the towel fibers move slightly as they are washed.  I use Woolite detergent, since certain detergents containing powerful stain fighters that may cause the print to fade excessively.  I choose to wash mine in cold water but they can be washed in hot water.

French towel 3

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Care for a Tangerine Tango? COLOR OF THE YEAR

Pantone announced a few weeks ago that the “color of the year” for 2012 is Tangerine Tango, a “spirited reddish orange, which continues to provide the energy boost we need to recharge and move forward.”  “Sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive, Tangerine Tango is an orange with a lot of depth to it,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “Reminiscent of the radiant shadings of a sunset, Tangerine Tango marries the vivaciousness and adrenaline rush of red with the friendliness and warmth of yellow, to form a high-visibility, magnetic hue that emanates heat and energy.”

I have to admit, it’s not love at first sight for me. Last year’s color, which I shared the color of 2011 with all of you Here, was a gorgeous bright Pink I loved.

How about you? Can you see yourself adding some Tangerine accents to your home decor? I can easily see myself wearing this color in small doses, as it is popping up everywhere from runways to large chain stores, in great clothing, bags and shoes. But in our home? Probably not.

I did find some great photos to show how this color really does make a room pop.

I actually LOVE it on this chair, the bold prints on the Turquoise wall really makes this corner of a room stand out.

These few bright spots in this white room are gorgeous, and very fresh and fun for spring.

This dining room is attractive. { if this were mine, I’d most likely paint the orange RED instead!}

Loving this color in the kitchen, it’s really is bright and cheery.

This softer version really is my very favorite.  How about you?  Do you see yourself painting a wall at home? Having one of your antique French chairs recovered in Tangerine Tango?  Weigh in and join the discussion.

If you want to romance your Home and Garden with antique and vintage treasures to make you smile each time you come home, visit our shop FrenchGardenHouse.

Source: – By Lidyimgages:googleimages

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