Mother’s Day DIY Tea Towels

Happy Monday, friends!  I hope your weekend was good to you.  We had a relaxing one,with not many plans, which was exactly what this momma needed.  Our schedule has been full, full lately and I needed to recharge a bit.  Lots of relaxing, playing ball in the backyard, sidewalk chalk drawing, riding bikes, jumping on the trampoline (yes, me too) and grilling and eating outside.  It was exactly what we all needed and such a sweet teaser for what’s to come this summer.

Today I am sharing a Mother’s Day idea that I thought would be a great gift to not only YOU, but for grandmothers as well.  Also, if you are a teacher, this is a fairly inexpensive gift your class could do and would be cherished for years and years.  As a mom, I always really appreciate the things teachers do that are durable and I can keep forever.  This is a precious one that the moms could enjoy throughout the summer and will keep and hold up for years.

This 5 pack of flour sack towels I found at Walmart for approximately $4.50.  I simply used acrylic paint to paint their sweet little hands and stamp.  I have always had a slight obsession with little hands and I know I’ll love pulling this towel out to display on my stove each year.  The towels are thin, so I cut a cereal bar box in half to add under each towel to ensure it didn’t bleed through.


I flattened a toilet paper roll to use as a stamp for the leaves.  Once stamped, the kids can easily fill in the leaves with green paint and then add the stem.



You can add their name 2 different ways.  Depending on their age and what you are comfortable with, you can just let them write their name with a sharpie on the actual towel.  OR you can have them write it on a sheet of paper first and then lay the thin towel on top and trace their name yourself.  Anytime we do a project like this, I always like to add their age as well.


I hope you all have a wonderful week!  Love you all and praying for you everyday!  Be on the lookout for table inspiration and recipe options to add to your Mother’s Day weekend.

2 thoughts on “Mother’s Day DIY Tea Towels

  1. Super cute! I’ve always loved doing handprint art with my kids for gifts and just for my own keepsakes. Now that my oldest are 19 and 14, I’m SOOO thankful to have those little hands recorded on plates, canvases, bags, etc. I’m so sentimental that way. You won’t regret taking the time to do this!!!


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