My dishtowel drawer was overflowing, so naturally I needed to make more. Our current kitchen is a good size for an apartment, but it mainly consists of cabinets and appliances – not much room to decorate. That’s when I turn to my dishtowel drawer. Kitchen linens are an easy way to add a pop of color without much commitment. You can rotate your towels seasonally or match them to the decor of your home. Flour sack and tea towels tend to be my go to choice. They get the job done when it comes to actually drying hands and dishes -go figure- but they also look great on your table or hanging in your kitchen. In this DIY I take plain white, inexpensive flour sack towels and add unique details.
- Flour Sack Towels (Walmart)
- Rubber Stamps and/or Stencils (Michael’s)
- Fabric Paint or Craft Paint plus Fabric Medium (Michael’s)
- Sponge or sponge brush
- Flat covered surface
- Painters tape (optional)
For my first pattern I used a faux wood grain stencil, which I had left over from a past project. This is painted in acorn, a light tan (exact color here). Using painters tape I created a boarder to use as a guide for the stencil and dabbed on the paint with a sponge brush.
For the remaining towels I used a rubber stamp to create the desired pattern. Exact paint colors here and here. Since I used craft paint mixed with a fabric medium, I allowed the paint to dry for 24 hours and heat sealed with an iron.These DIY flour sack towels would also make a great hostess or Mother’s Day gift!