How to make shapes out of towels

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How to make shapes out of towels
Fold bath towels into whimsical characters to use as bathroom decorations. (Jupiterimages/BananaStock/Getty Images)

Add flair and personality to any bathroom using towels folded into the shapes of animals, flowers or fans. Place the folded shapes in strategic locations such as on the vanity, the back of the toilet or on a bathroom shelf. This simple towel folding process is used by many hotel and motel employees to add character to the bathroom area. The simple shapes use bath towels, hand towels and wash clothes to create whimsical towel decorations.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Bath towel
  • Hand towel
  • Washcloth
  • Towel ring

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Instructions

    Flower Fold

  1. 1

    Fold a bath towel or a hand towel in half to form a square. Place the square on a flat, solid surface.

  2. 2

    Take the upper left hand corner of the towel square and fold the point to the centre of the square. Repeat the process with the remaining three corners.

  3. 3

    Carefully lift the centre point of the square with one hand. Place your opposite hand under the square and push up at the centre point.

  4. 4

    Grab the centre point of the towel where it is pushed up. Slide a towel ring over this location.

  5. 5

    Pull the towel through the towel ring two inches. Fold the points over the top of the towel ring. Place the flower on a flat surface such as the vanity, on a shelf or on the back of the toilet.

    Fan Fold

  1. 1

    Fold a hand towel in half matching the top and bottom edge of the towel. Place the folded towel on a flat surface so the folded edge is on a parallel plane closest to you. Fold the bottom edge up to cover two-thirds of the hand towel. Fold the bottom edge up one more time, matching the edge with the top of the first fold.

  2. 2

    Flip the towel over, keeping the folded edge along the bottom. Fold the two sides toward the centre. Unfold the left hand side 2 inches and slide the folded right hand side into the opening. Close the left hand side.

  3. 3

    Fold the unfolded one-third of the top edge of the towel down and over the secured bottom. This forms a pocket to hold the fan folded wash clothes. Sit the finished pocket on a flat surface, such as the vanity top.

  4. 4

    Place a washcloth on a flat surface so the bottom edge is on a parallel plain. Fold the bottom edge up 1 inch. Flip the washcloth over and fold the bottom edge up 1 inch. Repeat the process until the fan fold is complete.

  5. 5

    Match the two short ends of the fan folded washcloth and fold together. Insert the fold into the centre of the hand towel pocket. Spread the fan folded washcloth to fill the space above the pocket.

    Rabbit Fold

  1. 1

    Place a hand towel on a flat surface so the long edge of the towel is on a horizontal plane. Tightly roll the bottom edge of the towel up, stopping at the centre. Tightly roll the top edge of the towel down, stopping at the centre.

  2. 2

    Match the two rolled edges together so the rolls are on the outside. Fold the towel in half. Fold the bottom edge of the towel at a 45 degree angle to the centre fold.

  3. 3

    Sit the towel against the wall behind the vanity so it stays in a sitting position. Pull the two rolls to the back of the towel in opposite directions to form the arms of the rabbit. The front rolls form the body and the legs of the rabbit.

  4. 4

    Place a washcloth on a flat surface so it creates a diamond shape. Fold the top point down past the bottom point 1 inch. Tightly roll the folded edge down to within 2 inches of the bottom point. Fold the washcloth in half so the two rolled ends come together and form the ears of the rabbit. The exposed point is the rabbit's face.

  5. 5

    Separate the two rolls that form the body approximately 2 inches. Place the folded edge of the rabbit's head in the opening. Make sure the unrolled portion of the washcloth is facing the front to form the rabbit's face. Position and shape the ears as desired.

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