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DIY 5 min. kitchen towel window cover

Hi everyone! I’m so excited about today’s post! Super excited that is! About my DIY 5 min. kitchen towel window cover ! 



This is so simple! I wanted to do something about our guest bathroom window for a while now. But haven’t really come up with anything special or different. I wanted to put a window cover, but not to cover the whole window, just something for decoration more than privacy. The windows are tinted and not see through, so I just wanted to give those windows a little bit of style. 

On my last visit to Ikea, I had brought home these kitchen towels, a pack of 4 all in blue – white. They had been stored and I didn’t even use them yet. So the other day it just got to me and I finally came up with an idea on what to do with this plain ugly bathroom window! 

Here’s all I used:

~ 2 kitchen towels

~ wooden clothes pins

~ stick~on hooks

~ twine





First I checked the length of the towels, to see where exactly I wanted the hooks, so that the lower part of the window would be covered.  I then stuck the hooks onto the window frame. I used 4, 2 for each window, so it could still be opened easily. 

Next, I cut two equal pieces of twine and attached them to the hooks. 

And last, I grabbed the kitchen towels and the clothes pins and pinned them onto the twine strings! 

I had these two small artificial green wreaths that I added to give it an extra country vibe! 


This is the window before:












What do you think???

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  • Winnie
    23/02/2016 at 23:11

    Brilliant idea!! And the result is very pretty

    • Katrin
      24/02/2016 at 10:03

      Thanks so much Winnie! 🙂

  • Diana
    27/01/2016 at 19:46

    Hi Katrin! I just love the sweet simplicity of your curtains. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Vintage Charm 🙂

    • Katrin
      27/01/2016 at 22:01

      Hi Diana! Thanks so much, I like it simple with no fuss 😉 Have a great night!

  • twochicksandamom
    26/01/2016 at 02:22

    Hi. I found your kitchen towel curtains so great that it is featured on my blog today for Two Uses Tuesday! Hope you can stop byhttp://twochicksandamom.blogspot.com/2016/01/two-uses-tuesday-64.html

    • Katrin
      26/01/2016 at 09:57

      Thanks so much for the feature! I appreciate it so much!!!

  • Tara @ Lehman lane
    26/01/2016 at 02:08

    Katrin, I really like the idea of using kitchen towels as a window cover! Such a creative idea and they look great. You have me thinking of trying something similar in our laundry room:). Thanks so much for partying with us @ Dream. Create. Inspire. Link. Pinning and sharing:). I hope your are having a great week and take care, Tara

    • Katrin
      26/01/2016 at 09:59

      Thanks Tara! I think something like this would look awesome in a laundry room!! Fun thing is that you can really switch out kitchen towels whenever you like to make it look different… Have a great week as well! Thanks for stopping by 😉

  • Pili
    25/01/2016 at 22:39

    I have the same kitchen towels and they are really cute. I would have never thought about using them to create privacy, but now my mind is spinning like crazy about them.
    It seems a different bathroom now!

    • Katrin
      25/01/2016 at 23:37

      Hahaha, Ikea is just great isn’t it! I love my bathroom now and it was so freakin easy! Thanks Pili!!

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    I’ve been looking for the perfect kitchen cafe curtains for FOREVER. And now I’m thinking this is totally a great idea!! Thanks so much for linking up with us 🙂

    • Katrin
      25/01/2016 at 10:09

      That is great! I could imagine these really cute in the kitchen and there are such nice kitchen towels out there, I’m sure you’ll find a fitting one to use, or other fabric. I just loved that I didn’t have to sew around them…I’m so lazy 😉 Thanks for stopping by Kelsie 🙂

  • Emily
    25/01/2016 at 03:46

    These are so smart, and so pretty 🙂 Thanks for linking up with Merry Monday last week! We’d love for you to join us again this week 😀

    • Katrin
      25/01/2016 at 10:06

      Thank you Emily! I’m happy you like them 😉

  • Life Loving
    24/01/2016 at 21:31

    This is a really inventive idea. I like the wreath detailing, it really contrasts well with pattern.

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    • Katrin
      25/01/2016 at 10:00

      Thanks Sally! The linens are Ikea! Gotta love ikea!!! and the little wreaths, yes, I thought those curtains needed a lil something else 😉

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    23/01/2016 at 22:25

    love this so much, its one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing this on Dream Create and Inspire.

    • Katrin
      24/01/2016 at 11:19

      Thanks so much!!! I’m happy you like this simple idea!! 🙂

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    21/01/2016 at 19:49

    These are as cute as a button as they say! Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday!

    • Katrin
      21/01/2016 at 21:31

      Thank you for stopping by, I’m happy you like them!!! 🙂

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    21/01/2016 at 17:22

    Love the simple beauty of this Katrin!

    • Katrin
      21/01/2016 at 18:35

      Thanks so much Michelle! I love simple and my guest bathroom looks so much better 😉

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    16/01/2016 at 08:58

    these are so cute and funky – I just love them!

    • Katrin
      21/01/2016 at 14:36

      Thanks so much Linda! They did give this bathroom a whole different style!

  • Gina
    16/01/2016 at 03:03

    I think it looks very chic. It was such a smart way to use those towels and decorate a space. I love how simple this DIY is and it’s just my style. I love everything that involves twine. You know, this DIY is actually something that I could probably do where I’m living now. I didn’t want to bother putting up curtains and rods in any of the rooms since I’m just renting. But, this looks so easy and affordable, it’d be perfect!

    • Katrin
      21/01/2016 at 14:35

      Hi Gina, that’s great! We are renting too, so this way its easy and affordable to add your own style! I’m happy you like this! Thanks for stopping by!

  • OneDizzyBee
    16/01/2016 at 00:57

    This is such an adorable idea. We’re moving into a new home soon and I’ve been on the lookout for ideas like this! Thanks!

    • Katrin
      21/01/2016 at 14:37

      I’m happy you like this, it was so super easy without spending a lot! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Lynn
    16/01/2016 at 00:06

    Leave it to my friend Katrin to come up with a classicly simple decorating idea. Love the before and after! And I can see why you are so pleased with yourself. So darn perfect!

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    • Katrin
      21/01/2016 at 14:34

      Thanks so much Lynn, you’re sweet! I’m quite happy with this bathroom now, it looks completely different and I like walking past it and looking inside, before I always had the door shut!

  • Nikki Frank-Hamilton
    16/01/2016 at 00:03

    You amaze me! I love this, the mix of patterns and cloths pins and twine!!! It looks really great with the basket and the crate on the shelf! And those little wreaths complete the look! Great job! You don’t need to spend a million bucks for a great look!

    • Katrin
      21/01/2016 at 14:33

      Thanks Nikki, no for sure there’s not much money needed to add a little bit of cozyness to a home… I’m happy with this little bathroom now…

  • Sadhna Grover
    15/01/2016 at 23:21

    This is really a creating idea which is not even expensive.

    • Katrin
      16/01/2016 at 09:45

      Yes Sadhna, absolutely, I love it when it’s cheap and nice at the same time!!! thanks!

  • Carol @ The Red Painted Cottage
    15/01/2016 at 23:16

    I think it’s adorable and simple. I did something similar a number of years ago at our cottage. There had been a rod above the bathroom window and I took tea towels and literally folded them over the rod. They look like they’re gathered onto it. I love quick and simple!

    • Katrin
      16/01/2016 at 09:43

      Thank you Carol! That sounds like a very nice idea as well!!! I love simple too!

  • Keri
    15/01/2016 at 16:50

    Katrin, I love these decorative window coverings!!! So pretty!! You’re very creative to use twine and clothespins to make this a stylish and easy window cover!!! I like how you incorporate wreaths into your decor…so beautiful!! I’m looking around my house thinking, “where can I do this?” This looks lovely!!!

    • Katrin
      16/01/2016 at 09:42

      Thank you so much Keri! I thought the wreaths gave it a little more detail!!! As usual it looks better in real life than on my photos 😉

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    These are really cute! I love the towels and I especially love the little clothes pins. They are adorable. I think you did well, it adds so much visual interest to the window. And the little wreath is just the right touch.

    • Katrin
      15/01/2016 at 12:15

      Thanks Mary! I like the outcome, the window isn’t that plane now and it was so easy to decorate!!!