DIY: dishtowels

I found these plain white dishtowels at Target and got totally inspired! The simplicity and price makes these towels perfect for adding a little detail–and then giving them as a gift.

For the first towels, I just cut a little flag from a linoleum block. I didn’t use a carver–I just used regular scissors. So fun!

Easy bunting adds so much fun to these little towels. It almost makes me want to do the dishes. Almost.

I thought these animal stencils were adorable. I used a sponge brush and coordinating colors to create a set of burp cloths. Aren’t they inspiring?

And how about a towel that has clean on one end, dirty on the other–that way you can tell if the dishwasher has been run or not? I found basic alphabet stencils at Michaels for this. I’m ready to create some more dishtowels and burp cloths! Any creative ideas? Please share!


  1. Thanks for this! I pinned it. I’m always looking for awesome crafts for my MOPS group. Looks like 70+ mommies are going to be making these in the fall!

  2. What a great idea for the cute burp cloths…you can make something a little different and it looks easy enough for even me to do…haha. I can handle stencils & paint!

  3. I really love the simple designs you put on the napkins its delicate and sweet….very inspiring, less is more!

  4. First of all, I am in LOVE with your new blog design Lisa! So cute and the bright colors are totally you! Secondly, this is such a great DIY idea! The one I love the most is the bunting towel — so cute!

    Danielle at Framed Frosting

  5. Great new blog design! Such a cute idea for the little ones as summer is fast approaching. Keep those little hands busy!

    Good luck at UCLA! Best to David!

  6. Lovely new header and adorable dish towels! Is the paint you used able to be washed and dried, or is it regular craft paint?
    On another note, prayers that this week in LA provides answers and unexpected pleasures with your family!

    1. Thank you Camille! It’s acrylic, so best to be hand washed. You may need to just touch them up if you put them through the washer. Thank you for your prayers! xo

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