Does anyone else out there have a slight obsession with kitchen towels like I do? I’m a sucker for a cute towel, and Lord knows my collection is growing.
So when I ran across an idea on Pinterest to DIY your own reversible holiday kitchen towel, I was like, “Um, yes and yes!”
Talk about a win, win – it’s like 2 towels in one! (Ok, now I’m starting to sound like an infomercial)
I recently did this project with my moms’ group at my church, so I thought I’d highlight how we created this easy craft together.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Pack of white flour sack dish towels (We found ours at Walmart fairly inexpensively)
- Printout designs/patterns you want on each side of towel (I designed ours myself, so feel free to use the templates I’ve included in this post…download them right HERE!)
- Package of fabric markers – I like this kind the best
- Iron and ironing board
I started by washing and drying the flour sack towels. Mainly because they do shrink up quite a bit afterwards, and you’ll want to make sure the positioning of the image on each side is correct.
And hint, if you take them out of the dryer right away to fold, they won’t need as much ironing.
Each mom had a choice of 2 images she wanted on either side of the flour sack towel. We did this craft at the end of October, so the idea was to choose one design for each of the 2 upcoming holidays, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Some designs were for winter too in case they didn’t love the holiday look.
I designed the images and we printed them off on plain white paper using black ink.
We folded the towels in half, with the 2 sides also touching inside. We centered one side with the first printed image laying underneath the towel. Because the towels are so thin, you can see the black image through the cotton.
They traced each image outline with colored fabric markers of their choice onto the front of the towel.
It’s just like coloring in the lines of a coloring book, except you’re using fabric markers.
Then they simply repeated the same process with a different image on the flip side of the towel.
Lastly, you want to run a hot iron along the back side of the image so the fabric markers can set and they won’t bleed away when you wash the towel.
Talk about a fun project! You get a bunch of moms in a room with coffee, yummy treats and some good tunes, and you’re set for a good time.
These festive kitchen towels are the perfect thing to satisfy my need to always have a cute towel hanging on the stove during the holidays. And the best part is no one is any wiser as to what’s hidden and waiting to be reversed for the next season on the other side.
These would even make a great gift this season for teachers, family or friends. Paired with a hand soap, spatula or bag of cookie mix, you have a very inexpensive, yet thoughtful present.