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!