I love crafting with tea towels because I am hella cheap. You can buy a 12 pack of flour sack towels for barely more than a buck a piece. These blank canvases are a perfect jumping-off point for all kinds of creativity. I have rounded up 15 ways to decorate tea towels so you can unleash your creativity today!
15 WAYS TO DECORATE TEA TOWELS
Block print your own towels and then use fabric markers to add more color. All the fun of coloring books and you have a useful finished project!
Get your kids involved in making these colorful towels. They would make a sweet gift for Mother’s Day!
Halved citrus fruit makes an amazing DIY stamp! Just add paint to create a quick and easy design on your tea towels.
Fancy up plain towels with a bit of yarn. The crocheted edge on these towels adds a special homemade touch.
DecoFoil adds a fun metallic shine to these fruit-themed towels. This post even includes the free printable design for the towels.
Embroidered tea towels without sewing? YES! You have to check out the full tutorial to learn how.
Preserve your family’s precious handwritten recipes with one simple technique. These tea towels will become keepsakes for sure!
Yes, you can get vibrant colors on your fabric with natural dyes. Learn more in this fun tutorial!
You get all the satisfaction of creating a beautiful, painted project with this easy technique. Simple, painted brushstrokes in pastel colors look stunning on these towels.
Did you do potato printing in grade school art class? Recall those skills to make pretty printed towels for your kitchen.
Turn gorgeous fresh flowers into beautiful towels. This tutorial will show you how to pound flowers into the fabric to transfer their beautiful colors to the towel.
The technique for creating colorful butterflies on fabric could not be easier! Blob the paint on, smoosh the fabric together, peel apart, and BOOM! Instant butterflies!
Shaving cream marbling isn’t just for paper crafts! You can use this fun, and a little messy, DIY to make pretty designs on fabric too.
If you love tie-dyeing, you have to give shibori a try. This tutorial walks you through several shibori techniques that will produce beautiful results.
Create any design you want using any colors that you want! These beautiful tea towels are stenciled with fabric ink (which is my favorite medium for painting on fabric).