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DIY Paint Stripe Towels with Embroidery Floss Tassels

I have an easy and cute project for you: DIY paint stripe towels! This is really easy and fun, and you can coordinate it to any kitchen color scheme you like! It’s an easy home decor craft to do, and you can make one for a friend for gifting and one for yourself!

Paint stripe tea towel easy handmade decor

Start with plain, white,cotton tea towels that are pre-washed and dried to remove any sizing. If you are going to pick regular acrylic paint over a fabric paint, you need to mix it with fabric textile medium. Otherwise, you can use regular fabric paint and follow the directions for setting and washing.

Make a paint stripe towel for Mother's day.

Pick the order of your colors, and working one direction to another, paint stripes down, filling in any areas the paint doesn’t fill in. I kind of like the slightly patchy look, it looks handmade that way.

DIY paint stripe towel

Let your paint dry according to the directions. Some paints need to be heat set for permanence so make sure to  read the directions so your hard work doesn’t wash out. While you are waiting, you can make your tassels.

Make tassels from embroidery thread on a DIY tea towel

Cut a skein of embroidery floss near the top. Tie a loop through the top.

Embroidery thread tassel for towel embellishements

Then tie it around the top to make the tassel shape.

DIY embroisery thread tassels with different colors of embroiery thread

I did mine in a few different colors.

Sew DIY embroidery thread tassels to embellish tea towels

Once your towel is dry and your paint is set, sew the tassels on the bottom. If you are worried about the color bleeding,you can pre-wash the tassels by hand and let them dry before you sew them on.

Tassel Easy DIY paint stripe towel with paint and embroidery thread and lots of colors

Once they are sewn on, it’s ready to gift!

Make  paint stripe towel with fabric paint and a cotton tea towel

This DIY painted towel is a perfect, pretty addition to any kitchen with lots of fun color!

And you know Mom loves to get anything handmade! This would be so nice to gift in a basket with a pretty soap, or some herbs. You could also wrap it around a wine bottle because you know sometimes Momma just needs some wine. 🙂

Tassels on a DIY paint stripe pillow with lots of color

I love this cute and easy DIY paint stripe towel for a housewarming gift or for mom, or even just for yourself!

Fast and easy tea cup dessert
DIY paint stripe tea towels

You can also make these earrings as a gift for mom,  

   Or this dessert!


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