DIY Painted Dish Towels



Even though it’s the week of Valentine’s Day, am I the only one who is beyond ready for Spring?
I saw 2-packs of white flour sack dish towels at Walmart recently for under $2 so I picked up a few thinking I would paint some for my kitchen.  I am so ready for flowers, and everything wonderful about Springtime.

So for now, pretty dish towels, and things that make us smile are what we can surround ourselves with while we wait for buds to bloom and the days to become longer.

And I was able to use able to use mostly supplies I already had on hand, stripes can be made with masking tape, and stencils can be as ornate or simple as you want.

Supplies I used:

  • Two white flour sack dish towels
  • Stencil, stamps, and tape in desired designs
  • Acrylic paint and fabric medium
  • Foam paint pouncers
  • Permanent fabric markers for polka dot design

I began by using some Shape Tape by Frog Tape to make a design on the first dish towel.  I had not tried this tape on fabric yet, it worked really well.   I used yellow for one chevron stripe, grey for another & the last stripe just made a dotted design with my permanent fabric marker.

For the rose pattern I used a large rose stamp with a bit of aqua paint brushed over the raised areas, and stamped it over the chevron stripes once they were dry.

The orange damask pattern was super easy, I started and one end of the towel in the center, then worked my way out to the edges from there.

I let them dry completely, and voila!

 

I have never tried stamping and painting dish towels before and it was really easy!
Thank you so much for creating with me today, wishing you a creative & blessed week-

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  1. These are so pretty and cheerful, Tanya. I bet these could make cute little curtains, too. Wheels always turning… 🙂

    Hope you’re having a wonderful week, friend!

    Jeanette

    • YES you could if anyone could Jeanette it is you friend! I would love to see what you come up with 😉
      Stay warm and have a wonderful week-

      xo, Tanya

  2. They turned out really pretty! I have never seen that Frog Tape before…so cool!!!

  3. Love your DIY towels Tanya! I’ve never tried it, but I think I need to! I really need to pick up some of the shaped Frog Tape. Have a great day and a Happy Valentine’s Day!
    Leslie

    • Aww thanks so much Leslie 🙂 You will LOVE the tape, it rocks.
      You have a wonderful Valentine’s Day too 🙂

      xo, Tanya

  4. These are great….we need some Spring over here as well. Coming over from the Makers Link-up.

    • I’m ready for it too Ashley, Spring just cannot arrive fast enough this year! Thanks for visiting, have a wonderful week 🙂

      xo, Tanya

  5. I’ve been wanting to do this. I would love for you to share this on my link up party going on now at http://acowboylife.blogspot.com/2014/02/friday-favorites-link-party_13.html

  6. These are so cute!! I absolutely love the orange ones! I am definitely trying this–thanks for sharing!

    Stopping by from Link n’ Blogs link party! 🙂

    Have a great weekend!

    • I am really loving the orange too, they just make you happy when you see color even if it’s cloudy outside! Have a great weekend Emily
      xo, Tanya

  7. They are both lovely, but its the orange damask that grabbed my attention.
    Sheree

    • Hi Sheree!
      I usually would use the damask design with a more neutral color, stepped out a bit on this one and I love it too 🙂 Have a wonderful day-
      xo, Tanya

  8. I love them and now I can’t wait to use that frog tape! Thanks so much for linking up to Its Party Time!!

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