Thursday, April 17, 2014

DIY Mother's Day Tea Towels

With Easter and Mother's Day right around the corner, I thought it would be the perfect time to do this simple diy. If you're anything like me, you wait until the last minute to think about gifts, and then go into a frenzy when you remember Mother's Day is in two days! Hopefully this tutorial can help to remedy that frenzy.

 These tea towels are such great gifts, because they are easy and cheap to make, but they're a gift anyone would love to receive and actually use! 

Here's what you'll need

-Fabric paint in your color of choice (fabric paint is so handy to have around)
-Plain tea towels (I got mine at Walmart)
-Variety of paintbrushes

Let's do this 

-You'll first need to give your towels a little iron, just to get the creases out.

-Lay them out on newspaper, squirt some paint onto a paper plate, and paint away!
What you paint is totally up to you, the possibilities are endless! I am so not creative, so I scoured Pinterest and Etsy for inspiration. 

-Here's the designs I went with:

-Once you finish painting, you'll want to let your towels dry overnight to ensure they are completely dry. When they are, iron over your design according to the instructions on the back of your paint bottle. Mine just needed to be steamed for a couple seconds to set the paint.

And there you have your beautiful tea towels. Mine are clearly very messy, but I am happy with how they came out- honestly these are hard to mess up!

Wrap a ribbon around these and you have a beautiful Mother's day, gift! These can truly be given at any occasion, and the recipient is sure to love and use them!



  1. lovely, very cute :)

  2. such a nice diy! u should post more :)


  3. What a great idea! I love how thoughtful handmade items are. And your designs are lovely. I love the little plus size print!

    Stephanie ● Sartorial Diner

  4. these are so pretty! pinned!