Art + Business
Our flour sack towels come in a variety of different designs, all added to the same classic style. While these towels are perfect for meeting all of your traditional towel needs, you might be pretty amazed to learn just how versatile our towels can be. To help you get a better understanding of what our towels can offer, we pulled together a list of exciting new ways for you to use them!
1: Make a Fun Tote Bag
More people are looking for reusable bags to help them carry their everyday items—and a tote bag can carry more than most. Using our towels, you can easily create your very own bag for transporting groceries, carrying gear to the pool, or just holding your daily essentials.
2: Try Wrapping Baked Goods
Baked goods are a wonderful treat, but we humans aren’t the only ones who think so. Keeping baked goods covered is very important, especially during certain seasons. Wrapping your baked goods in our towels can be good for keeping them protected against the elements or just making them look extra nice if you give them away as a gift!
3: Use Them for Gift Wrapping
There are several times a year when we find ourselves needing to wrap presents. Be it for Christmas, a wedding, or someone’s birthday, having nice wrapping paper can show you care. Make your gift extra special by wrapping it with reusable multipurpose towels instead.
4: Make a Pillow
Pillows are a household staple whether you’re going to sleep for the night or looking to add a new pop of color to your living room sofa. Our towels offer various designs that can suit any style, making them the perfect option to create your very own pillow using our materials.
5: Frame Them as Art
Fabric art has been around for hundreds of years, and it isn’t going anywhere any time soon. Our art designs come in different colors, styles, and shades. If you find yourself swooning over one of our designs, why not make it a permanent feature in your home instead?
6: Add Them to Your First Aid Kit
Accidents happen, and having a first aid kit can make a huge difference. Adding sturdy and absorbent fabric to your first aid kit can be beneficial in the event of bleeding—or if you just need to keep your materials clean.
7: Use Them as a Face Covering
Whether you are riding a motorcycle or visiting somewhere that gets cold and windy during winter, protecting your face against the elements is very important. Fortunately, our kitchen towels are the perfect size to make a simple face mask with a great design.
8: Make a Tablecloth
Tablecloths are another household essential that can easily be made using different fabrics and patterns—like a set of our towels. You can easily sew different towels together to make a completely unique tablecloth that your guests will love.
9: Create Your Own Apron
Aprons are a wonderful tool for helping us to stay clean while we cook, but they are even better when you customize them. You can add our tea towels to your apron’s design—or make an apron from scratch using our materials. No matter what, you get a completely original apron!
10: Make a Windshield Cover
When the sun is high in the sky, it is almost too easy for cars to get hot. A windshield cover can keep your car cool and protect your dashboard at the same time. With a little material and a few clips, you can easily create a stunning one-of-a-kind windshield cover for your car.
How is it already mid-April 2022? Between business and a newborn it has been a wonderful whirlwind!
WE'RE MOVING (& Flour Sack Towels!)
Our biggest studio news this April is that WE'RE MOVING! 🎉 Amanda Klein Co. will have a new home as of next week and we couldn't be more proud and thankful. We have turned half of my house into a full working studio/shipping center/warehouse, and with us bringing home our precious baby boy last December, we realized that running an e-commerce business from home was no longer a good idea.
After much looking and negotiating, we found the perfect space with lots of natural light just 8 miles down the road in Pelham, AL. Bonus: it's just outside of my favorite Alabama state park. We're hoping to be fully operating at our new location by next Wednesday, April 27th.
State flour sack towel series, here.
Upcoming Product Releases
JUNE: Inspired by my precious son (can you tell how crazy I am about him? He's only been mentioned 3 times so far -- ha!) -- we'll be releasing 3 different sets of nursery prints, all different colors and animals.
AUGUST: Empowerment Print Series -- get ready y'all, I'm so excited about this one and can't wait to share details soon!
SEPTEMBER: All. Things. Holiday. 🎄
OCTOBER: Breast Cancer Awareness Series. This one is just extra special to us for so many reasons. 💗💗💗
As always, thank you for all of your support and encouragement and blessings. We are so thankful for each of you.
Amanda & team
A frame adds instant appeal and importance to any piece of art. But all those lonely frames in your craft closet don’t have to wait for traditional posters and photos. Check out these unique picture frame ideas to liven up your space:
Got a special place you love to visit? Turn it into a piece of wall art with a beautiful map print. It can be a map of a city, a theme park, your alma mater, or even a zoomed-out view of your favorite road trip. We love this DIY version by Bless'er House!
2: Handwritten Notes
The value of a handwritten note only grows over time. Treat it like the one-of-a-kind piece of art that it is by framing and preserving it.
Fabric is a powerful tool for adding color, depth, or texture to any room. Most people choose throw pillows or blankets to do the trick. But if you find a perfect pattern, you can also add it to your walls. Fabric is one of the cheapest ways to dress up a space if you use it in a frame. It takes very little fabric to do this, not to mention very little effort. Check out this great guide from The Spruce.
4: Our State Prints
If you’re proud of where you live and want to add a little state spirit to your home, our State Prints are a match made in heaven. This unique picture frame idea gives you instant art that’s beautiful and personal. Plus, the colorful array suits just about any decor.
From plane tickets to concert tickets, coasters to stickers, pay tribute to a life well lived. Share your adventures in your own private collection of framed art. Every frame tells a story unlike any other! We love these tips from Primer Magazine!
Puzzles come a range of beautiful prints and sizes. And let’s face it, you probably spent hours trying to piece it together. Why not preserve all your hard work with some puzzle glue and a nice frame? At a minimum, it will be a testament to your patience. Check out this Puzzle Framing guide form Frame It Easy.
7: Dried Flowers
From special holidays to “just because” occasions, flowers can be the gift that keeps giving. Hang a single flower or bouquet upside down to dry them, then press them into a frame for instant wall art. It not only preserves the flower, but also the special moment you received it! We love these wonderful tips from MyDomaine.
8: Sheet Music
Everyone has a special song that means something to them. Even if you can’t read a single note of music, framed sheet music lets you share your song with everyone who sees it. Check out these beautiful ideas from SarahJoyBlog.
9: Our Dog Series Prints
Got a favorite canine? Our Dog Series prints are the ideal print for animal lovers. Artfully designed to represent some of the most popular breeds, you’ll get a beautiful print of a pup that you love with all your heart.
10: A Special Postcard
A postcard is the perfect pick-me-up! It means someone thought of you enough to let you share in their travels. Holding onto that moment requires nothing more than a frame! Read this guide by SwoonWorthy.
Display these unique picture frame ideas in your home for all to see and share a new side of your personality!
A handwritten thank you note can be one of the most powerful gestures of all. They’re inexpensive, easy to write, and make people feel special that you spent time and thought on them. But when “Thank You” just isn’t enough, how do you write a thank you note?
Parts of a Thank You Note
Though short and sweet, there are a few key parts of a thank you note:
- The greeting
- The body
- The closing
- The stationery
Combined, these elements help you get not only your message across, but also the sentiment.
The greeting should include your recipient’s name and some form of welcome. It doesn’t have to be overly formal, especially if it’s to a person you know well.
In the body, thank the person and add any specific details about why you’re sending the note, usually 3-4 sentences. Maybe you received a gift, or someone volunteered to help you, for example. Whatever is it, this is your chance to make your note truly personal.
Close with your regards and name. Include a PS message at the end if you have something to share that doesn’t have to do with your thank you message.
Thank You Note Examples
Using the above outline, here are a few thank you note examples you can copy for your own usage.
Gift Thank You Note Example
Thank you so much for my/our birthday/graduation/wedding/engagement gift. I/we can’t wait to use it. I/we look forward to seeing you soon.
Volunteer Thank You Note Example
Hi [first name],
Just wanted to share my/our thanks for taking your time to help with [event details]. I/we enjoyed your company and appreciate all your hard work. We couldn’t have done it without you!
Employee Appreciation Thank You Note
Hi [first name],
I want to express just how much I appreciate all you do. Your hard work doesn’t go unnoticed. [Add some specific accomplishments]. Glad you’re part of this team.
Personalize Your Thank You Notes with Stationery!
The stationery you use in your thank you note can make just as much of an impact as the message itself. Make your notes stand out with fun themes, like our USA state stationery or animal stationery. Shop our collection of artist-designed thank you notes and make a lasting impression!