Thanks to Amy Karol at angry chicken, and her book Bend the Rules with Fabric, I decided to bring them back to life with dye.
Here's the Before:
Here's the After:
The dye didn't really create any waste at all: I recycled the package, and the dye absorbed into the towels. The only thing I threw away was a 4 inch square of plastic holding the actual dye. I got a dye called iDye at ArtMart, so the only other material I needed was salt (which I have). And viola! New towels. And if I hadn't told you, I bet you couldn't even tell. This color is neutral, Ecru. I think I am going to try Aztec Gold on a cardigan, and I might try Turquoise on the rest of the towels!
What do you want to color splash?!