Grommets: A DIYer's Best Friend

When we spotted these tea towels from handmade shop InkLore, we were struck by the brilliant simplicity of the corner grommet, which makes these easy to hang on nails in the kitchen. Moreover, grommets can be just as helpful when tackling other projects.

The grommeted tea towel is a pretty straightforward DIY project. Just sew the edges on a rectangular piece of fabric and pop in the grommet. Likewise, curtains and even solid objects can benefit from the addition of grommets. For step-by-step projects, including a tutorial on how to punch grommets into fabric, click through the links below.

Grommet Projects from Apartment Therapy
How To: Install a Grommet
How To: Create Modern Window Coverings with Grommets
How To: Make Hanging Wooden Walls with Grommets
How To: Make a Shower Curtain

Photos: InkLore, Shelly, Domino, Sarah Rae Trover, Peacock Alley