I added some fun toddler-friendly “decor” to my kitchen. They aren’t really decorations, but my kitchen just needed a little brightening. Especially since we’re about to go into dark winter where there’s a lot less light in the evenings. (Dang Daylight Savings Time.) Anyway, the first thing I made was a elastized wipeable tablecloth. If you’d like to make one you can learn how to sew a wipeable tablecloth that can’t be pulled down over on the Craftsy blog. I used some oilcloth* I ordered from fabric.com.
The yellow stripes just make me so happy. And I LOVE easily wiping up kid spills. It makes wiping the table so easy and nice. I love the background it gives to pretty placemats which we only get out when the kids aren’t around. If you’re interested you can read about my DIY chair covers.
I used the leftover oilcloth from the tablecloth to make a little kitchen hamper that hangs on my oven. We needed something because our diy cloth napkins need a place to go (along with all our other towels and rags that are constantly wiping up spills). I used the rag bag tutorial from Sew a Straight Line. I promise my children aren’t messy heathens; they are just regular children and I try to let them be children.