Looking for an easy and frugal homemade gift idea? Learn how to make a Dish Towel Angel with this step by step picture tutorial!
If you’ve ever been to a craft fair, you may have seen a Dish Towel Angels in a corner booth. Or maybe you have been given one as a gift for yourself? This step by step picture tutorial will show you how you can make your own dish towel angel to give as a gift to someone else.
These are such a cute and practical gift idea and they are very inexpensive to make. You can get creative with your angel by using different towels, cloths, and ribbons to make it the perfect personal gift for your friends and family.
–Grab an extra set of towels and make a matching Dish Towel Apron.
How to Make a Dishtowel Angel
What You Need:
- 1 Dishtowel
- 1 Washcloth
- 1 Pot Holder
Here is a picture of what you will need to make this project, potholders, a dish cloth, a dish towel, some ribbon, and a pair of scissors. I picked up everything I needed at the local dollar store for $3 and I already have some scraps of ribbon on hand.
*Note, I used a bright ribbon so you can see it easily in the pictures. You may want to use something that matches better. 🙂
–Check out this list of Homesteading Supplies You Can Get at the Dollar Store!
Start by taking the dish towel and folding it accordion style on the long edge.
Then, fold the dish towel in half.
Next, do the same thing with the washcloth, fold it accordion style. Don’t fold in half like you did the dish towel though. Set to the side.
Now you’re going to scrunch together the middle of the pot holder.
Use the ribbon to tie the folded washcloth to the scrunched pot holder to create the angel wings. Make sure to leave plenty of tails on your ribbon end for the next step.
Place the folded dish towel in the center of the angel wings and bring ends of the ribbon (from the ribbon that you used to tie the dish cloth to the pot holder) and tie it about 2 inches down from the folded center of the towel. This makes the angel’s “head”. You won’t be adding anything more to the ribbon here so you can tie in in a bow and cut off any excess ends.
To finish, bring the “arms” (dishcloth) around the front of the angel and tie them together with another ribbon about an inch from the ends of the dishcloth. Tie in a bow and trim the tails. That’s it, your kitchen towel angel is complete!
This is such a cute way to give someone some little kitchen or bathroom towels and it’s so easy to put together! It would make a great housewarming gift or you could use Christmas towels and make it a Christmas gift! If you’re looking for a gift for a baby shower, you could even try this using small cloth baby items like a blanket, burp cloth, and baby washcloth.
–Give your angel as a stand-alone gift or as a part of a gift basket. It would fit very nicely into a housewarming or wedding gift basket!
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What kinds of homemade gifts are you making this year?
This DIY Dish Towel Angel was originally published in November 2010. It has been updated as of November 2019.