Kitchen towels … can you ever have too many of them?
Most of mine are pretty grungy from everyday use, so I don’t display them. But every so often I treat myself to a pretty new one.
I decided me and my kitchen were worth it.
Since I’ve been adding touches of black into my farmhouse kitchen, when I spotted a black and white buffalo check towel, I had to get it.
It wasn’t cheap for one single towel, so I only bought one, which looked a little bare hanging on my oven. But I knew I could easily make some companion towels that would look perfect with it.
They are so easy that you can make one in about ten minutes or less, so I’ll show you how I did it.
How to Make Farmhouse Flour Sack Kitchen Towels
flour sack towels
fabric paint (I got mine at Hobby Lobby with a coupon.)
I buy flour sack towels in bulk packs. I use them for everything – washing dishes, cleaning windows, dusting, etc.
They are fairly lint-free and dry quickly, and they are so farmhousish. 🙂
1. Use shipping tape to secure the towel to a hard flat surface.
2. Determine where you want the image and use painter’s tape to secure the stencil to the towel.
3. Load paint on stencil brush, then wipe most of it off so the brush is almost dry.
4. Lightly tamp brush over stencil until you have your desired darkness.
5. Remove tape & you’re done!
I lightly ironed out really bad wrinkles first, but didn’t try to get every wrinkle. Flour sack towels are supposed to look crinkly.
I used the Milk and Cream Co. stencil and the Fresh Flowers stencil for my towels (links below.
Squirt a dollop of fabric paint on a paper plate. I use paper towels to wipe off the excess paint to prevent bleeding under the stencil.
Fabric is easy to stencil on. As long as you don’t overload your brush with paint, you’ll rarely get bleed under the stencil.
Pull away the painter’s tape and remove the shipping tape, and Voila!
Instant farmhouse kitchen towels cuteness!