Quick and Easy Valentine DIY

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I love this Valentine DIY craft. These kitchen towels and pink dish soap are a perfect gift or a fun way to spruce up your kitchen.

I love crafts. Especially when they are easy and inexpensive to make. These Valentine DIY dish towels cost less than $3.00 to make. This makes this the perfect craft to keep or give as a gift! Did I mention how quick and easy this DIY is? No artistic talent is required. Ready to learn how? PS, I added one more DIY tip at the end, be sure to check it out!

Valentine DIY
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Valentine DIY Dish Towels

Here is a peek at some of the towels I made. I made them from flour sacks and painted them with a roller.

Valentine DIY Gift

These dish towels are very easy to make. I used some vintage French paint rollers to make some of them.

French Paint Rollers

And yet, this paint roller from Amazon turned out to be my favorite. I ended up using it in the towels shown in this post. The paint roller comes in additional designs. Be sure to check them out.

Paint Roller

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DIY Valentine Towels

Don’t these towels look amazing? They are made from very inexpensive flour sacks which are typically a larger size.

Valentine DIY Hanging Towels

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What You Need to Make This Valentine DIY Craft

I think I own more acrylic than a craft store. This is great because I NEVER have to buy it! I grabbed some pink paints from my craft storage room.

Pink Acrylic Paint

Next, I taped down some parchment paper and topped it with pink paint. Make sure the paint is flat and not glumpy (I don’t think that is a word but you know what I mean) so the roller will only get paint on the raised design. You can use a paintbrush to spread out the paint if you don’t have a brayer/roller.

Paint for Valentine DIY

Roll the paint roller in the paint and roll it onto the flour sack. Paint in the same direction and press harder as you go. This helps to adhere the paint on the flour sack.

Let the towels dry and then iron with a hot iron to secure the acrylic paint. Once it is ironed, the paint should be permanent.

Paint on the Paint Roller

Here are some examples of the paint rollers and paint.

Look at my finished towels! I love the design of the new roller, as seen in the first two photos below.

Aren’t these towels just amazing?

Dish Soap Valentine DIY

Valentine DIY Dish Towels

My pink dish soap is another Valentine DIY you can add to your kitchen. It is so easy and looks so cute in any kitchen. (Of course, if you don’t want pink you can use a different color of dish soap.)

Here is my simple dish soap hack. All you need is a glass bottle. I used this swing top bottle and some dish soap. I just happened to find some pink Dawn Gentle Clean dish soap!

Pretty Pink Dish soap

Look how much better this looks! I love the glass bottle as a replacement. You can use any type of decorative glass bottle or small vase for this Valentine DIY.

Pink Dish Soap
Valentine Dish Towels and Pink Soap

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you use acrylic paint on towels?

You can use acrylic paint on towels. Over time, the design may lighten. You can iron the painted towels once the paint is dry to secure the paint even more.

What kind of paint do you use on towels?

Fabric paint is the most popular but I often use acrylic paint. I always iron the towels once they are dry, to help secure the paint to the fabric.

How do you get the wrinkles out of flour sack towels?

I always iron my flour sack towels before I paint them. Use a light water spray and iron them on the cotton setting.

Valentine DIY Gift Towels

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Here are some of my favorite pink dish towels from Amazon.

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  1. LOVE these towels. Last week I ordered a five-inch roller/brayer that will arrive in a week or so. However, just as I placed the order, I realized it did not come with a handle. So where do I order a handle? I asked the seller this question and have not heard back? Any suggestions?
    I live in deep South Texas and there are no shops here that carry this. There’s a Hobby Lobby but they only carry the plane rollers and no separate handles. Thanks.

    1. I purchased the roller and towels. I am excited to start this project. I see you used acrylic paint. Is that the same as fabric paint. Will it last as long?

  2. Love the look and style, I have recently been experiment with block painting on fabric. Love your roller idea. the tea towels.
    One of your fans,

    1. Thank you for reaching out Melissa. If you have been experimenting with block painting on fabric, you will love the roller! Here is the link to the roller I used if you want to check it out! https://amzn.to/3rOmx45 Let me know how yours turns out!

  3. Love these. Do you roll the roller in all the colors to make one towel or one color for each towel? Thank you! Can’t wait to make them!

  4. Just finished making these towels, but can you explain how do you iron them? Can you put the iron directly on the paint or on the reverse side? Thank you!

  5. is there a video tutorial for this? I am unsure as to how much paint I will need and how heavy or light and do I tap off before I paint.

    1. Hi Sharon! I didn’t create a video for this DIY. Paint consumption will depend on the number of flour sack dish towels you plan to make, as a guideline, I would guesstimate about 1 oz of paint for 4 dish towels. The beater really helps to flatten the paint so that the roller can pick up the paint evenly. Hope this helps ☺️

  6. Leslie! You have changed my life! Off to Amazon, per your link, to order roller or two. My creative mind is at work with all I can do with them.
    Thank you.

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