Learn how to design and fold towels like a hotel.
Do you know how to design and fold towels like a hotel? If not, I have three easy techniques to share with you that are quick, easy and fun. As I get ready for a holiday party, I show you 3 ways to fold bath towels. They are all very different towel arrangements and one will appeal to you – if not all three! This is something that you can do at the last minute (like I am here) and will it impress all of your holiday (or otherwise) guests. Who doesn’t want a simple last-minute project that all your guest can admire? Bets yet? Each one only takes about a minute.
Do you have 1 minute?
It’s true! I’m showing you – on the spot – how each towel arrangement is folded. That means I don’t have extensive towel folding tables. I’m just relying on myself to get the job done. You probably won’t have access to large counter top surface either because most bathrooms are just too tiny. If you need a large surface to work on, then fold all of your large bath towels to the correct sizes and carry them in to your space. Otherwise, join me and we’ll make use of the space we’re given! The folding techniques that I present in this video are very forgiving and you can fluff them out after they are secured in place.
Speaking of securing them in place, once I teach you how to fold bath towels, securing them is a snap! Most times you can simply fold them tightly and they stay wherever you put them. Sometimes you need the help of a clip or pin. I show you how to fold towels so that no one will be able to disturb them simply be brushing p against them. When you learn how to fold a towel, you may tell others not to touch it. Don’t be greedy – let them in on the secret and your towels can be used over and over again. Your kids, your husband and your guests can learn the wonderful techniques you use in these designs and re-create them for you! It doesn’t get any better than that!
No need for monograms here!
I’m using embellishments to enhance the look of my towel folds – not monograms. Monograms are beautiful but if you don’t own personalized towels, this is a good way to start. You can use your own creativity and add greenery, berries or flowers to your arrangements. I also suggest using bows, tassels and cording if you’d like a designer look year round. If you have birthdays or other special occasions, switch out the embellishments for an appropriate accessory. Don’t forget about the towels themselves. It makes a difference in the appearance of the towel folds whether you use thin, thick, plain or patterned towels. Let your imagination be your guide!
Many people ask how to fold towels like the department stores and my answer is always in the accessories. The use of tassels is always a favorite for me. It’s something different and easy to find. Tuesday Morning has an extensive collection of tassels but you can always find good things here too : Whenever I’m out and about on a shopping excursion, I purchase unusual ribbons, greenery, flowers and funfetti to embellish my towels. I try to match the accessory with the occasion to make things current and fun. If you want to learn how to fold towels lie the hotel towels, this is how to do it. Soaps and toiletries can be used as accessories too!
Have fun with it!
If you’re a designer, you can also learn how to tie towels to impress you clients. Think of all the powder rooms, bathrooms and en-suites that can benefit from towel designs like this. My bath designs always include an accessory make-over as well as a utility make-over. When you want to remodel a bathroom or powder room, it makes sense to think about the accessories too. After all, the one thing that every guest uses in the bath space is a towel. This is an often overlooked area of the bath and it is grand if you make it gorgeous for them! All you need is a simple towel bar…
Get a gorgeous towel bar.
OK, It doesn’t need to be gorgeous. The towel bar is the thing that makes all three of these towels folds possible but it’s the ONE thing that doesn’t need to be pretty! That’s what the towels are for. My towel bar is twenty four inches wide. It is the perfect length to highlight the towel designs that I present to you today. When you know how to design and fold towels like a hotel, your towel bar is equally important to your presentation. If you use different size towel bars, you create a different scale within your space. This is unique when you have small bathrooms and helps to create different looking designs. Again, experiment with what you have because you never know the genius of the outcome simply by using different dimensions.
Do you love this?
Do you love this project as much as I do? I hope so! This is the single, most-loved video that I post on my website. Why? You don’t need to purchase anything to get get the same look in your bathroom as I do in mine. Everyone has a pretty towel – or two – laying around their linen closet. There’s also no NEED to purchase a single item to fold your towels into gorgeous presentations. The only thing this project requires is a minute – or two – or three – to get them all done. My 3 ways to fold bath towels video gets you done in time for any party and with time to spare. Won’t you join me and design and fold towels like a hotel quickly, easily and without stress? Anyone can do this in no time! Now please let’s get on to the party…