Make It: Colorful Citrus-Printed Tea Towels

diy citrus tea towels
photo: Making Home Base

I’m on a bit of a citrus kick. And a color kick. And I obsess over and collect tea towels. So when you combine those three things, only magic can happen. And that’s just what these tea towels are. So cheery, bright, and perfect to display in any kitchen!       


diy printed tea towels
photo: Making Home Base

Not only is this an easy project, it’s also less messy because you can just throw out your fruit after you’re done painting with it! Continue Reading

Make It: Do-It-Yourself Printed Tea Towels

diy kitchen tea towels

We go through a lot of towels in our kitchen. I never buy pretty ones because I just know I can’t make them last, so why spend the $$$? Enter: the DIY kitchen tea towel.     

These tea towels are simple, pretty, and ridiculously easy to make. Visit Cherished Bliss for the full how-to and the downloadable template!

DIY Tea Towels via [Cherished Bliss]

Make It: Easy Hand-Printed DIY Tea Towels!

created at: 03/26/2012

Tea towels get a lot of love here on Curbly and for good reason: they’re awesome.  From modern to hand-stamped to tasseled, we’ve never seen a tea towel we didn’t like… and these hand-printed polka dot towels are no exception!   


The ol’ polka dot never fails to be a great graphic pattern and I love the textural treatment it gets here.  Elsie from A Beautiful Mess created these simple printed tea towels using fabric paint and q-tips!   Continue Reading

How To: Make Your Own DIY Stamped Tea Towels!

created at: 01/11/2012

I’m known by some to be a bit of a tea towel hoarder (which is an easy thing to become when there are SO MANY awesome designs out there).  But lately I’ve been itching to make my own, which is why this simple tutorial from Centsational Girl is rocking my world!   

Using fabric paint and regular old stamps, Kate Riley of Centsational Girl fame created these pretty and durable DIY tea towels.  Aren’t they lovely?  My favorite aspect of this project is how customizable it is: I’m more of a bold ‘n’ colorful pattern girl myself so adapting this technique to fit my style would be a cinch!   Continue Reading

How To: Spruce Up Your Tea Towels with Tassels!

created at: 08/03/2011

Last week we shared a roundup of (awesome) modern tea towels, but if your priority is to ‘make do’, I say you may as well make it pretty, too!  

Sibylle Roessler from the blog Funky Time (remember her beautiful dining room?) shares this super easy tutorial for sprucing up the tea towels you may already have.  All you need is the following:

  • baker’s twine*
  • tea / dish towels
  • sewing machine
  • ribbon (optional)

When you’re ready to start tying some tassels, head on over to Funky Time for the full how-to! Continue Reading

Time for Tea: The Ultimate Modern Tea Towel Roundup!

created at: 08/03/2011

My name is Capree and I have a tea towel problem.  It’s almost a compulsion really: I am always, ALWAYS finding new tea towels to obsess over.  My head is full of hundreds of these little textile goodies; it’s overflowing and needs to be purged!  Luckily for you, this self-initiated intervention is taking the form of a roundup.  I hope you’re ready.  And if, at the end of this, you find yourself craving tea towels too, consider yourself warned!   Continue Reading