I have a bunch of plain white kitchen towels that I use for everything – to dry dishes or my hands, and as rags to clean counter tops and other furniture. They’re such a great re-usable alternative to paper towels! I’ve been wanting to do something with a few of them, to give them a little pop of color or pattern. I thought about embroidery, but that seemed like a lot of work for something that might get dirty and eventually tossed out. I decided to paint some with fabric paint – so easy and fun, and a great way to turn simple white towels into something a bit more beautiful!
Painted Kitchen Towels
All you need:
Plain white kitchen towels
A paint brush.
I think my favorite part is mixing colors and coming up with my own color palette.
For the first one I just did a simple triangle pattern around the border.
For the second, I experimented with various colors and watercolor splashes of paint. I like it, but it wasn’t my favorite – I think something like this could look really amazing covering an entire pillow case. If you try it, be sure to share.
For the third towel I used half of a lemon as a stamp. I’ve seen this technique done elsewhere and have always wanted to try it – I’m thrilled with the results! When doing this, make sure there isn’t too much paint on the lemon (you can apply the paint with a roller, or if you don’t have one, stamp it on some scrap paper first to lessen the paint.
Hang the towels and allow them to dry fully. Once the paint is completely dry, them give them a wash before using.