Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Creating a Designer Pot Holder Mitt

Recently I was looking for a couple new pot holders but
I just couldn't find one with vintage style
and retro charm.
So I had the idea to pick up a couple mitts
from the Dollar Tree
and create my own.
I found two mitts in a neutral color
 and gathered a retro graphic
Next I transferred the graphic to a
printable fabric sheet
by running it through my printer.
I used Avery sheets for this,
but I really love
Lesley Riley's TAP.
I just happen to be out of it.

As you can see above, I copied the graphics
then cut them out close to the design.
At this point, I ironed them in place using a hot dry iron
and pinned  vintage lace to the top which I sewed on last by hand.
If you try this project, keep in mind the direction
of your design in case you are going to hang it up.
This way it won't be upside down.
Also place your design on the front side
leaving the area that comes in
contact with a hot pot clear.

Easy and complete, but needs some color.
So I made a water color wash using acrylic paints
and begin lightly coloring in a bit of the design
by hand painting just a few areas.
I gave her dress and apron tie a red wash and
her mixing bowl a jade color.
Brown for her hair and the vanilla bottle,
with pink for her glass.
I used a  light grey for her hand mixer.

It's a retro pattern so this gal has to cook wearing her
diamond ring created with glitter glue.
I also used a gold glitter to match the vintage rickrack
across the bottom of the design and along the book binding.
The trim still needed a bit more detail so I added
this vintage rickrack from my stash
and a vintage coat button with jute for hanging.
This is a quick project that has so many possibilities and looks
using French labels and more.

Square or round pot holders would work too.

You can either iron the graphic in place
or sew it on.
I did a little of both so it will be completely washable.
Hope you found some inspiration
to try this or create your own idea.
Thank you for stopping by.
Have a great Wednesday.


Denise said...

Very nice, you are so talented.

Julie Marie said...

Hi Celeste... there may be two comments from me... a box came up on my last one that said "conflicting error"... anyway, I had said how adorable that is!... it reminds me so much of my mama in the kitchen in her dress and apron, with her diamond ring on (not as big as that one though!)... you are so creative, I love it!... xoxo Julie Marie

Laurie said...

Really cute!

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Too cute Celeste!! These are a great project that would make fun gifts. They could vary to compliment any decorating scheme. What a great idea you've shown us! Thanks for sharing your fabulous ideas.

Blessings & love, Edie

Anonymous said...

Oh, Celestina! These look great and are so cute! Love the retro lady and you are the most talented one!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

This has got to be the cutest pot holder in the land! What a great idea.

Denise said...

Looks like You were having lots of relaxing fun to Me :) Thanks for giving Us the details of how You did it.DARLING ! Hugs Denise

Donna said...

Your pot holders are so cute, Celestina! The vintage graphic is perfect, and I love all of the trim too. What a fun idea to start with a pre made hot mitt and add your own touches to!! Have a great day:)

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Wow, you turned a dollar store purchase into a very nice vintage style oven mit.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Celeste! Budget friendly, too. What a great gift idea this would be with some towels to match.

Sola Scriptura said...

What a delightful idea! I'm feeling the need to make some of these. Thanks so much!
~ Lauren

Valerie-Jael said...

I just LOVE this fantastic creation, and your remark about cooking with her diamond n her finger made me laugh. Really wonderful, you clever girl! Hugs, Valerie

Shirley said...

Good Morning, I love it. You are so creative. I know it looks good hanging in your kitchen. I always enjoy seeing what you are working on. Have a wonderful day. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend.

Jan Hermann said...

What a clever idea, Celeste! It turned out just beautifully. Have a wonderful day.

Jan ♥

Cynthia said...

Very cute idea! I love it!

Sherry at The Rusty Pearl said...

HOW PRESH sister.. LOVE LOVE LOVE ..HEY they need a love button on here … TOODLES and HUGS

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Oh Celestina, that lady on the pot holder reminds me of my mother
& how she dressed.
You did a terrific job and they look
so vintage. Is there anything that you can't make? You are so talented.
Have a terrific weekend.

Stephanie said...

LOVE this! And I like the "bling" on her finger :)

You are full of fabulous ideas - thanks for sharing with us. Hugs!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

How fun these are! I love the addition of the water colors on the photo and the bling of the ring! Your creativity knows no limit. laurie

Createology said...

How very clever of you dear. This gift idea has endless possibilities as it could be personalized for each hostess or BBQ Baron. Creative Bliss for Certain...

Kathy said...

What a great idea! One of those forehead-slappers where you think, why didn't I think of that. Thank you so much for sharing the inspiration.

cynthia lee designs said...

Love it...turned out great!!

farmhouse-story said...

darling project, celeste:) love the glittered ring-too cute!

Альбина Рассеина said...

Wow, how cool! Class!

Anonymous said...

Adorable. The graphic reminds me of the illustrations from my late mom's old cookbooks.

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Oh how cute! All the details really make the difference. I love how you accented the jewelry and the button up at the top!

1CardCreator said...

What a beautiful and clever way to customize Celeste! These are gorgeous, I am so impressed with the technique, very clever! ~Diane

Curtains in My Tree said...

cute, very cute
I have never used that fabric sheet paper and should try it

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

It turned out so cute Celestina! I love the idea of glamming up a plain mitt to match your own style. Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a lovely weekend! ~Deborah

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..