Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Pretty Towels.

Flour sack towels are my favorite towel to have around the kitchen. They absorb so much moisture, plus I can tie them around my waist. 

I haven't ever been able to find pretty towels that I am willing to pay for so I decided to make my own. This project was super easy and fairly cheap. 


plain flour sack towels (Walmart has them for 5/$5)
acrylic paint

1. Lay out your towel. I bought a tri-fold and then used thumbtacks to secure the towel so it didn't move around while stenciling. 

2. Stencil

3. Let it dry for a few days and then wash. I had to wash mine a couple times with fabric softener because I put quite a bit of paint on.  

Yay for pretty new towels! It was so easy and quick that I'm going to make more once I get a chance. 


  1. OH MY GOSH. These are ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!!! Look at you, Martha Stewart!!! I feel like this looks easier than it really is...

    1. Thank you so much! Best compliment ever!!

  2. These are SO pretty! I am a sucker for flour sack towels, too! Great project! How did you like the sponges for stenciling?

    1. I LOVE them! I was a little nervous about them at first but they work great!

  3. such a fabulous idea!! I love my flour sack towels too, but never thought to paint on them. I'm going to try it. :)

  4. I adore these! Can't wait to try this in my new kitchen!!!!

  5. Love this! Can't wait to make some for my new kitchen!