Tuesday, April 9, 2013

My Favorite Hostess Gifts

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For many people bringing a bottle or two of wine is a customary hostess gift.

I like to make fun potholders to bring as hostess gifts.

I make them BIG and thick so no one burns their hands. I do not add a hanging loop as I don’t expect the recipients to hang them up.

I want them to use them and wash them as needed. They get better the more they are washed.

I have found some people are using them under a hot dish on the table or the counter too.

I had enough of the lime fabric to back both the potholders and also make a bag to hold two bottles of wine and the potholders.

5 comments:

Mimi said...

I have always wanted to make potholders but am not sure what to put in the "middle"?

Love the wine bag.... I bet it gets past around town LOL.

Marie Costa said...

Love this idea. You've got me thinking of making some Christmas presents......

Createology said...

Your hostess gifts are wonderful and I love the fact that you include your handmade time and talent pieces. I am amazed at how many people we have over that don't bring a little something when coming for dinner. I always do! Common courtesy. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

Windy Hill Happenings said...

Wonderful....you have an open invitation to dine at my house ...anytime!!

Robin said...

I like to bring wine and quilted coasters or a table runner (of course made by me). Love your big potholders. Do you use insulbrite in the center?