Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Easy, Inexpensive, and Cute Present for the Teenage Girl!

Oh did I have fun with this project!!! I was determined to make something for the Terrific Under Ten Tuesday over at At Home With K so I went by Walmart and wandered around shopping and came across these kind of retro style towels. When I saw them I immediately thought of my daughter who is a senior in high school. I knew she would like these. This gave me the idea of a present I could do for all her girlfriends and her that are going off to college this fall and living in the dorms. No one wants their towels to get mixed up with everybody else's towels. Robin loves the colors pink and black, in fact her bed spread, etc. is pink and black in her room. These colors are very popular with teenage girls now.  The towels are very nice quality for the price, not too thin or too thick. I bought two bath towels and a spool of ribbon for $9.84 total.
I came home and got started right away monogramming her initial in pink and black, alternating colors on the two towels. I also embroidered her name on the front right lower corner in alternating colors. I then folded them up and tied a 2" thick pink and black ribbon around them. She loves them! 
She has so many girlfriends graduating with her this year this way I can give them something special and affordable!

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  1. I'm 32 and would want some of these towels! :) Your daughter and her friends are just going to love these personalized gifts! Thanks so much for linking up to Terrific Under Ten today!!

  2. I love those, so cute and special!

  3. they turned out SO cute! Now I want an embroidary machine!

  4. Great idea! I have a teenage neice and am always looking for gift ideas. My husband got me a new sewing machine that embroiders so once I make friends with how to work it I'll have to give these a try. Eww, and I bet these would be great wedding gifts too!

  5. Accck! This is sooo cute! I so want an embroidery machine!

  6. These are adorable, what a fabulous gift too! They will love them.
    Thanks so much for linking up!

  7. This is a very cute idea! I have an embroidery machine and should do this for my girls.

  8. How adorable! I am very impressed!

    You are smart to send your daughter off to college with monogrammed towels. You might also want to monogram all of her clothes, too! My daughter is now a sophomore and her dorm turns into one big community closet. I never really know if she gets all of her clothes back! : )

  9. Hi Susie!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog (The Tapestry of Life) and becoming a follower.
    You towel idea is so cute! I love the colors!
    Now following you~

  10. That is adorable! You are right this is a fantastic gift for a teenage girl. I will keep this in mind. My friend has a teenage daughter and she is always calling me for gift ideas not only for her but her friends too! Cute cute cute!

  11. Ooh ooh! I want some of these too! Love the colors and love the monograms! :)

  12. Susie, your towels were featured on my blog today! Congrats!!

  13. Hello Susie, your towels are such a good idea and they look great.
    Lucky girls!
    I am a follower now, thank you for guiding me to your blog.

  14. These are adorable, I have always wanted an embroidery machine...which one do you use?

    Great job!!

  15. Hey Susie...thanks for visiting my blog and your nice comment. I love to use old jars and jugs as vases...they lend a bit of character. These towels are just adorable and what a nice gift. Do you have an Etsy store? If not you should open one! Nice to meet you. I'm a follower. ~Ann