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10 Clever Uses For a Tea Towel

After receiving a gorgeous hand printed tea towel years ago, I started collecting them. There are so many pretty options out there, and know what I’ve discovered? That they’re too nice to keep stored away in a drawer. So think beyond “drying dishes” with these suggestions!

KEEP YOUR LEAFY GREENS CRISP

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Keep leafy greens fresh by rolling them in a tea towel after washing. Store in your crisper drawer till ready to use.

NOT YOUR GRANDMA’S DISH RACK

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Put away that ugly plastic rack and use a tea towel for drying your dishes!

KEEP MUFFINS WARM

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Line a bowl or basket with a pretty towel to keep muffins, biscuits and rolls warm at the table!

A COMFY (AND HANDY!) POT HOLDER

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Fold up a cotton towel to protect your hands while handling hot pots and pans. It’s more comfortable than an oven mitt, and can serve as a makeshift trivet too!

KEEP CUTTING BOARDS IN PLACE

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When rolling out cookie or pie dough, place a lightly dampened tea towel underneath your cutting board, to keep it from moving around while you work (leave a little overhang toward the front, for wiping dirty hands!).

AN ALTERNATIVE TO PLASTIC WRAP

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A pretty tea towel makes for a unique wrapping for a pound cake or tea loaf!

WRAP A WINE BOTTLE IN STYLE

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Forget those metallic gift bags — wrap a wine bottle in a pretty towel instead. The towel will be appreciated long after the wine is served! Get the tutorial at Cotton & Flax.

NO MORE WOBBLY MIXING BOWLS!

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Use a rolled up tea towel to keep mixing bowls from slipping and wobbling, and free up both hands too! Read how on Donuts, Dresses and Dirt.

GIVE A LOVELY AND DISTINCTIVE GIFT

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A set of pretty tea towels makes a lovely hostess, teacher or thank you gift! Get these handprinted tea towels at Etsy.

A UNIQUE APRON

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Add a belt, and a tea towel does double duty as an apron!

Article Posted 3 years Ago

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