Customize and liven up the look of ordinary bath towels with the addition of colorful bands of ribbon.Layla Palmer, The Lettered Cottage
It's best to choose towels that already have a band across them, as shown in the image below. Measure the width of the band to determine what size ribbon to use.
Choose a spool of ribbon that coordinates with the bathroom's color scheme.
Using both hands, smooth out the towel so there aren't any ripples.
Squeeze some washable fabric glue onto the bottom side of one end of the ribbon.
To prevent fraying, fold over about 1/2" at end of ribbon and apply pressure until the glue has dried.
Squeeze a large amount of glue onto the folded-over, bottom side of the ribbon.
Press the ribbon down onto the towel and apply pressure until the glue is dry.
Roll out enough ribbon to cover the towel band from one side of the towel to the other. Cut the ribbon approximately 1/2" longer than the width of the towel.
Flip the ribbon over and squeeze a heavy amount of fabric glue onto the entire bottom side of it and press it into place across the towel band.
Use more fabric glue to prevent the opposite end of the ribbon from fraying.
Fold the additional 1/2" of ribbon under and press it into place.