August 15, 2013

Unpaper Product Ideas (clever)

There is something about using cloth towels and napkins that just makes me feel good. Cloth cleans better, absorbs faster and generally brings a smile to my face. I feel accomplished or something. I'm not really sure how to explain it. I remember when my husband used a cloth napkin for the first time he said, "ahhh that feels nice."  When there was a mess before I would grab an entire bunch of  paper towels and then go back for more. It feels good not to waste so much. Truth be told when you switch to cloth there are gonna be stains. It's just hard to avoid in some cases. It helps to have towels for different uses. For example we have a prettier towel that hangs up for drying hands or dishes. Then we have a basket of towels hanging where our paper towels use to hang, that are the more practical sort, for messes and such. We also have cloth napkins in the center of our table in a napkin holder. 

If you have towels that are fun, they motivate you to use cloth by wanting them out on display which makes them handy. My theory is that they also draw attention away from stains because their funness distracts you. Today is all about cloth towels and napkins that make you smile. There are so many fun ones out there.

Like this blueberry towel you can find on Zazzle which is sure to be a happy reminder. 

I could see this tongue twister towel being the source of
 much entertainment, find it at Uncommon Goods

For someone who enjoys baking, these towels will have them chuckling for sure. 
You can find them at the Love You A Latte shop on Etsy. 

What about geeks? Yes there are plenty of options for them too.
Like the "I'll wash, You Pi" towel found on Modcloth

Or the Robot towel found on Etsy by a shop called Girls Can Tell.

My personal favorite are the Gastronomy Map towels by Lucy Loves This on Etsy.
 They are more for the foodie but I suppose could still fit into the geek category. 

There's one of the USA which shows all the fantastic food each area has to offer. 

There's also one for Europe, France & Britain. Yes I want them all, I feel like I could learn a lot :)

So let's say you find out who your swapmate is and their favorite blog is full of cat pictures and their
 e-mail is then this is the perfect towel for them or anyone who adores felines. It's called the "Etiquette Got your Tongue" dishtowel and it can by found on ModCoth

Okay I can't stop laughing after that one. This next ones pretty funny too
and completely depicts the way I feel every time I chop onions.
 You can find it at

They also have this towel which is an official note that declares your husband must lend a hand!

These towels by Moxie Madness on Etsy are adorable.

Let's not forget cloth napkins. Who wouldn't have fun with a mustache on their napkin?
 Made by Snotty Brat on Etsy. 

I'm loving these notebook paper napkins. I always had a thing for school supplies.
They can be found at  Leafcutter Designs

Another set of napkins I found at Leafcutter Desings is the Cootie Catcher Napkin. Oh the memories this napkin brings back. They would bring hours of entertianment at the table for sure and great conversation! Too bad they're a few dollars out of the budget :(

In the budget and fun all year long are these Naughty/Nice Napkins
 by Bloom and Barnacle on Etsy.

I hope you're getting lots of ideas and are as excited about the Unpaper Swap as I am!
 If you haven't signed up yet you still can, you have until August 26th. 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks, Katherine. I'm following the Unpaper Products page on Pinterest. Here I see a towel that shows Spain (Europe). I love the 'Whip it Good' toweland the one with onions and, of course, the map of the US. They are all lovely.


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