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. I am so glad Kelley that you found my blog! Please sign up for the daily newsletter so that you don’t miss anything! Let me know if you make the dishtowels and how they turn out. Have a great week Kelley!

  1. Perfect project!

    Please tell me about the cake stand with something round on top of it that has a display of Christmas balls on your counter. What is the round part if this display?
    What is it? Where would I purchase the round part? Thanks!

    1. Hi Ethel, so sorry I misunderstood your earlier question. The white cake stand has a bamboo basket on it which holds the pink Christmas ornaments. I bought the bamboo basket years ago at a vintage sale and painted it white. Unfortunately, I don’t have a source for this for you. Thank you for reaching out again on this!

  2. I noticed you had several different shades of pink on the parchment paper. Did you use a different shade for each towel or just rolling out to see which one you like best?

    1. Diana, thank you for reaching out with your question. All of the above! On some of the towels, I used multiple colors to create an ombre effect and on others I used a single color. I hope you try this easy craft. If you do, let me know what colors you used and how you used them!

  3. Leslie- I love these towels!! Question: will one roll in the paint take the roller the whole length of the towel? Did you ever reapply paint halfway up the towel? Does this make sense? 😂 I love your blog and so enjoy seeing photos of your beautiful home. Thanks so much.

    1. Andrea, thank you for reaching out with your question. Yes, one roll in the paint will take the roller the whole length of the towel, here’s the way to make that happen: start lightly at the first edge and apply more pressure as you roll across. This will distribute the paint across the entire length of the towel. I am so happy that you enjoy the blog and what I share. I have so many incredible ideas planned for 2021! Have a great week Andrea!

  4. I absolutely loooove this project! My daughter and I have been looking for the perfect little project for our Valentine’s Day celebration. This will be it!!! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity and talents with us! Loooove the pink soap bottle too!!

    1. Thank you Claudette. I do have a lot of ideas (trying to get more rest!). I have so many amazing projects planned for 2021, Have a great week!

  5. I just ordered my roller! I love this look! I’m curious, do you think this could be done on a wall using this technique and roller? We have a wall behind our bed headboard that I think this could look really awesome instead of wallpaper. What do you think?

  6. More pretty pink, you are having so much fun with this theme, i love how romantic the pink decor is. Ha ha the pink dish soap is about my crafting speed.

  7. Dear Leslie I must say you really have a talent for picking the most beautiful colors for all of your projects.I’m in love love love with everything you show make and put together.Once again your kitchen towels are amazing.Have a great day.

    1. Barbara, thank you for reaching out with your kind comment. I am so happy that you enjoy what I share. Have a great week!

    1. Thank you Linda! I am so glad that you enjoy the blog and all that I have to share. Stay tuned, I have so many amazing projects planned for 2021!

  8. Oh I love these dish towels! I was thinking you had to use fabric paint but happy to see that the acrylic paint works too! Thanks for the fun craft idea Leslie!!

    1. Thank you Karol for reaching out. These were fun, easy and inexpensive to make! Let me know if you make some and how they turn out!

  9. Hello..these are beautiful! Do you wash the towels before you paint them and do you wash them before you use them?

  10. Hi Leslie. Just found your blog! I love your simple elegant designs! I’m a fan already!!
    One question, which side do you iron the on after they are painted?

    1. Hi Ethel, I am so happy that you have found my blog and that you are a fan! Once the paint is dry, place the dish towel on the ironing board, paint side up. Place another lightweight fabric over the painted towel and iron (otherwise you get paint on your iron!). I hope you make these! Let me know how yours turn out!

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