Mother’s Day is just over two weeks away (yep! May 8th – mark your calendars!) and we don’t want you to show up empty-handed! My mom has always loved tea, so I thought I’d make her a special DIY tea towel gift.
I am so excited to bring you this Dollar Store Mother’s Day Craft Challenge! I’ve teamed up with a few blog friends for a budget blog hop. Each blogger had to create a Mother’s Day craft for less than $10 and they did an amazing job! Make Mother’s Day special on a budget and check out all of the wonderful crafts we created!
Meet the Hosts
Marie | DIY Adulation Erlene | My Pinterventures
Emily | Two Purple Couches Hil | Raising Fairies and Knights
I used my Silhouette Cameo and heat-transfer vinyl to make my towels, but if you don’t have a Silhouette, you could just as easily cut out a design by hand and use fabric with an iron-on adhesive.
Here’s what I used to make my tea towel:
- plain kitchen towel (I found mine at JoAnn Fabrics)
- heat-transfer vinyl
- Silhouette Cameo cutting machine
For my teacup design, I modified a mug design I already had in my Silhouette library. I did this by ungrouping the shape and then stretching it until it looked more like a teacup than a coffee mug. Then I re-grouped the elements together and flipped the design.
I added a sheet of white heat transfer vinyl to my cutting mat, shiny side down, and loaded it into my Cameo. Once the design had been cut and weeded, I was ready to iron it onto my tea towel.
This process is pretty simple: flip the design, vinyl side down, onto the tea towel. Cover with a pillowcase or piece of cotton fabric and press the iron down on the design for 30-45 seconds. Do not rub the iron back and forth. Once the vinyl has adhered to the towel, peel away the clear backing.
I pressed the towel to get any remaining wrinkles out, and my teacup tea towel was ready for tea time!
Pair this cute tea towel with a pretty tea cup and a box of tea to create a cute, handmade Mother’s Day gift!
Don’t forget to pin this for later!
Be sure to visit the other bloggers’ projects as well!
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What a sweet Mother’s Day gift! I love how it turned out! I kind of want to make one for me… lol. Thanks for taking part in the Mother’s Day Craft Challenge!!
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Thanks Marie! I want to make one for myself now, too 🙂 Thanks for organizing this hop!
I love this tea towel. I haven’t used my Silhouette for heat transfers yet and this looks like a great beginner project for me to try.
Thanks Erlene! This was only my second heat transfer project, but they really are pretty simple! I should do more of them 😉
I really like all the cool things that can be done with a Silhouette! The tea towel is a really nice gift for any occasion, especially Mother’s Day.
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Thanks Shirley! I barely scratch the surface on what I can do with my Silhouette; there are so many amazing ideas out there!
How fun!! I think I have to learn more about my Cameo…
Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Inspiration party. Have a wonderful week!
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I love your tea towel for Mother’s Day. I will be featuring them in my Mother’s Day Gift Ideas at Merry Monday on Sunday at 6pm pst. See you at the party!