How to Decorate Kitchen Towels to Make Wonderful DIY Gifts

Cute embellished tea towels don’t come cheap but you can DIY your own at home for a fraction of the cost! Find out how to decorate kitchen towels to give as a hostess or housewarming gift.


Find out how to decorate kitchen towels in 20 different ways. From embroidery and crochet trims to tie dye there is a project here for you

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How to Decorate Kitchen Towels

If you often find yourself lingering in the home decor section of your favorite store thinking how lovely the tea towels are this collection is for you. Because those stylish towels don’t come cheap but if you’re feeling crafty we’ll show you how to decorate kitchen towels that look so good you can give them as gifts.

Take one of these gorgeous kitchen towels along as a hostess gift and you’ll be invited back again and again!

You can even put them in a gift basket for a housewarming gift.

Seriously these kitchen towel makeovers are so simple (some of them the kids can do) and such fun that you’ll be making decorated tea towels as gifts for Mother’s Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas!

Heck if you’re looking for crafts you can make to sell many of these projects would be suitable!

How to Decorate Kitchen Towels

Cute embellished tea towels don't come cheap but you can DIY your own at home for a fraction of the cost! Find out how to decorate kitchen towels for your own home or to give as a housewarming gift.
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DIY Painted Tea Towels

DIY Painted Tea Towels

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Look at what you can do with some flour sack towels and acrylic paint! I love the design on these, its just so cheerful!

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Modern Tea Towel Heart Design

Modern Tea Towel Heart Design

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Cricut alert! Making your own modern tea towels is a breeze when you put your Cricut to work. I love the cute heart design on this one.

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Wicked Chickens Lay Deviled Eggs

Wicked Chickens Lay Deviled Eggs

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You'll need your Cricut for this kitchen towel project too. It would be the perfect addition to your Farmhouse decor. I bet Joanna Gaines would love a tea towel like this in her kitchen!

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DIY Cactus Inspired Kitchen Towels

DIY Cactus Inspired Kitchen Towels

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If farmhouse isn't your style how about a cactus inspired design with some fabulous gold triangles!

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DIY Lemon Kitchen Towel Tutorial

DIY Lemon Kitchen Towel Tutorial

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If you like a vintage feel to your kitchen accessories check out these cute towels. This is a free printable design you can print out onto transfer paper and iron onto your towels.

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Spring Vegetables Watercolor Printable

Spring Vegetables Watercolor Printable

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I love the vintage watercolor feel to these designs and they would make the perfect gift for a homemaker who loves to grow their own veggies!

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How to Perfectly Stencil Tea Towels

How to Perfectly Stencil Tea Towels

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And now for something bright and colorful! These are such fun designs don't you think? I love the colors too because they really pop. A great choice for a modern kitchen. They'd go well in mine actually!

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DIY Embroidered Kitchen Towels

DIY Embroidered Kitchen Towels

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If you love to sew then this could be the kitchen towel makeover for you. You can embroider whatever words you choose onto your towel. This would make a sweet wedding gift I think.

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Summer Fun Bubble Paint Tea Towels

Summer Fun Bubble Paint Tea Towels

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Here's a fun project that the kids can get involved with! These kitchen towels have been made over using bubble paint. This would be a cute handmade gift for the kids to make for granny for Mother's Day.

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Floral Wreath Custom Kitchen Towel

Floral Wreath Custom Kitchen Towel

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If you like to draw try decorating your tea towel with some hand doodled flowers in a wreath like this one.

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Make Your Own Shibori Kitchen Towels

Make Your Own Shibori Kitchen Towels

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Oh wow! I love the striking color of these shibori kitchen towels. This is a great project to take out into the backyard on a sunny day! Towels like this would cost you a fortune in Anthro right?

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Easy to Follow Crochet Edged Dish Towel Tutorial

Easy to Follow Crochet Edged Dish Towel Tutorial

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And this makeover is for our crochet fans. Take some white towels and bring them to life with a pretty crochet edging.

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Bacon Seeds Tea Towel - NuFun Activities

Bacon Seeds Tea Towel - NuFun Activities

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"I want to grow my own food but I can't find any bacon seeds." I had to share this one because it made me laugh out loud! This would make a fabulous Father's Day gift if Dad is a keen cook (or loves to grill).

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Fun with Puns DIY Kitchen Towels

Fun with Puns DIY Kitchen Towels

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Speaking of guys who love to cook - these pun towels would make a fun anniversary gift for you hubby!

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Watercolour tea towels

Watercolour tea towels

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Wow look at the colors of these watercolor tea towels! So bright and vibrant and perfect for the summer. They remind me of watermelons!

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DIY Flour Sack Towels and Fabric Markers

DIY Flour Sack Towels and Fabric Markers

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And then we go back to country chic. I love the muted design on these white towels. They would make lovely gifts for sure.

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DIY Stamped Dish Towels

DIY Stamped Dish Towels

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Here's another dish towel craft that the kids can get involved with. The patterns are actually made using kitchen utensils! Such a clever idea.

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DIY Marbled Dish Towels

DIY Marbled Dish Towels

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This marbling project is kid friendly too, even your toddler could make some pretty stylish kitchen towels like this!

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DIY Ombre Wave Kitchen Towel

DIY Ombre Wave Kitchen Towel

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If you need some kitchen towels at your beach house then check out this ombre wave design!

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No Sew Anthropologie DIY Tea Towel

No Sew Anthropologie DIY Tea Towel

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If you're an Anthropologie groupie you need to take a look at this DIY tea towel makeover. I love the butterflies and the cute pom pom trim!

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