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DIY Monogram Dish Towels

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Last spring, I posted a diy project with dish towels which you can read about here.  These towels have been the ones I reach for day after day.  The design has held up through countless washings and bleach.  The towels came 5 in a pack and I still had 2 left to play around with.

Monograms come in so many styles and I really like the variety found here.   Yesterday, I played around on the computer and came up with a couple of new monograms on paint.net


I really like the way this one turned out.  I used navy fabric paint and the font is Times New Roman.  To make the dots, I used the letter o in a smaller font.


I have tried to remember which font I used to make this one.  It is most similar to Edwardian.  Use a spray adhesive to secure a doily to the fabric before painting.  I like the affect the doily pattern gives.

I'm not going to post the steps for using freezer paper again.  If you want to see the how to, go here.

Have you done any projects using freezer paper?



37 comments:

  1. Wow these are fabulous! I want I want! I guess I'll have to read the tutorial and see how to do this. What a great idea for Christmas gifts too.

    Thanks
    T

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  2. Rene, I love the new towels. I have never tried any printing of fonts or freezer paper. I love looking at what others have done, but haven't tried it myself. For some reason it goes right over my stupid head. I hate reading and figuring things out. I just want it done. Plus my copier doesn't always work correctly and it drives me nuts.

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  3. These are wonderful, they would make beautiful gifts. And no, I have never used Freezer paper...hum, something I need to check out!
    Janell

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  4. Those turned out great! Very chic!

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  5. I love your towels! I love, love the doggie one. I need to take the time to look through your whole blog. I have a lot of posts about dogs on my blog too!

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  6. These are LOVELY! I may have to play around with these even though I am not a crafter.

    Bravo!
    abby

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  7. Rene, I love these. They would make great holiday gifts! I haven't tried anything w/freezer paper, but maybe now is the time!!

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  8. Wow, thank you for sharing! I am absolutely going to bookmark this and (attempt) to make some Christmas tea towel gifts. Too cute.

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  9. These look great! Hello, teachers gifts! :)

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  10. awesome idea! I have an adorable holiday photo card giveaway today. Stop by! fun2bkids.blogspot.com

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  11. These turned out so well. Can you tell me where you got such lovely, simple dish towels? I have some that look similar and are made out of old flour sacks - but I'd love to find similar, new ones too!

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  12. Thanks everybody! I hope you try this easy project. Shannon, they are from Walmart. A pack of 5 for $5, flour sack-like. You can get your freezer paper there too.

    -Rene

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  13. What kind of paint did you use? And where did you find your paint?? Thanks!!
    Lisa

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  14. Lisa, it is fabric paint purchased from Joann's.

    -Rene

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  15. I love these Rene! My favorite is the first monogram you show with the R and Z and circles. I am going to try and make a few of these as gifts.

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  16. Your towels turned out fabulous....love the second one!!!
    Kristen

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  17. Thanks Rene ....I love monograms and would like to paint a few on some of my pillows. Help...I want a 3 letter design :) but don't understand how to make it on the computer :)you used paint it.net?

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  18. This is wonderful, they are so pretty! Thanks for linking up!
    XO
    Kristin

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  19. Kind of makes doing dishes a little bit more pleasant!

    --Gretchen O.

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  20. Rene, the program is paint.net There is a link to it in the post. You simply download it to your computer. You could probably use word though.

    -Rene

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  21. They would make nice personalized hostess gifts. I wish I procrastinated like you do! :)

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  22. Super simple, and elegant. What a fun gift idea.

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  23. I love these Rene! Thanks so much for the instruction links too! I may have to make a few of these for Christmas gifts!

    Kat :)

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  24. I loved your towels when you first posted about them this past spring. They've been on my to-do list since then (see your not the only one who tends to move a little slowly on some projects)

    Round 2 of your towel makeovers has been wishing had the supplies on hand so I could get started right away.

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  25. So cute. I have to remember to get some fabric medium to mix with regular paint for this project. I always forget to get it!

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  26. Crazy, just 10 minutes
    ago I was prepping some
    squash to roast and as
    I was grabbing for spices
    I thought, "I need to
    invest in one of those
    cute magnetic spice racks
    that goes on the wall"
    only to see the exact one
    on YOUR wall : ) !! Love
    the monogram idea. I hang
    my tea towels on hooks;
    I wonder if these come with
    hanger on the inside corner?
    FUN gift idea, too!
    xx Suzanne

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  27. I adore monograms! These are so great. I want to try them!

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  28. Love your towels! I saw that same Woman's Day article. I lost two totes because I didn't use spray adhesive. =( That'll teach me not to listen to Woman's Day - ha!

    Jeanine

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  29. those are adorable! great idea- thanks for sharing!

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  30. What fun towels! I'm trying to make most of my Christmas gifts this year. These would be perfect. This I am going to try this weekend!

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  31. love these! what a great little Christmas gift idea ... and i am dreaming of the monogram that i want on my towels, too! thx for the idea!

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  32. Oh, Rene! I love these. I see Christmas presents for sure. It would be cute to do cocktail napkins as well. Just darling.

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  33. That is awesome! I would love for you to come link up at my Strut Your Stuff Linky Party!
    http://danajeanward.blogspot.com/2010/11/strut-your-stuff-party.html

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  34. So cute! I linked this up to my "letters and numbers" project post too - come on by and check it out!

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