Time for tea? Make Mom a special DIY tea towel gift for Mother's Day

DIY Tea Towel Mother’s Day Gift

Time for tea? Make Mom a special DIY tea towel gift for Mother's Day

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
  • iron

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.

teacup design in Silhouette Studio

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.

How to iron a design onto a tea towel using heat-transfer vinyl (or HTV)

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.

Cute idea for a DIY Mother's Day Gift - make Mom a teacup tea towel

I pressed the towel to get any remaining wrinkles out, and my teacup tea towel was ready for tea time!

Time for tea? Make Mom a special DIY tea towel gift for Mother's Day

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!

Cute idea for a DIY Mother's Day Gift - make Mom a teacup tea towel


Be sure to visit the other bloggers’ projects as well!
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Family-Heart-Handpring-T Get mom beach ready with these easy DIY flip-flops! Then check out the other amazing budget Mother's Day crafts to rock the holiday this year!


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12 thoughts on “DIY Tea Towel Mother’s Day Gift

  1. Erlene A

    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.

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  4. Jenny

    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!

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