Looking to add a unique recipe towel to your kitchen? Here’s how to make your own, and customize your decor with one of your favorite recipes.
On a scale of 1 – 10 I would give this unique recipe towel project a 4.25.
And it only gets the extra .25 if I almost close my eyes……
I had such high hopes for this project.
High hopes for my hand-written recipe towel.
Doesn’t that sound like such an incredible idea?
And so easy?
I pictured stacks of these in my kitchen.
And when a visitor asked for a towel, I would casually reach over to my stack of well-written towels and hand them one. And they would be all…“Hand-written recipe towels? I love a hand-written recipe towel. What are you going to think up next?”
And I would smile.
And look at my stack of hand-written recipe towels with an air of self-satisfaction.
So I made them.
And I stacked them.
And thought to myself that I needed to make more.
They would be the perfect handmade Christmas present for our family gift exchange. Especially if I made the recipe on the towel and gave the two together.
Want to make your own unique recipe towel?
Here are the step-by-step instructions.
A Unique Hand-written Recipe Towel
flour sack towels
Step 1: Start with a towel
Buy a stack of flour sack towels.
I bought mine at Wal-mart.
You can see them here.
They came in a package of ten for about $7.00.
Step 2: Print off recipe
Print off your favorite recipe on the computer.
Pick a much better font then the one I used.
Enlarge the lettering to 100.
Make sure to pick a recipe that looks cute.
Step 3: Trace
Place the towel over the lettering and trace with a sharpie or other non-water soluble marker.
Tape the towel down so it doesn’t move.
Step 4: Decorate
Take your hand-written recipe towel and style it and take a picture.
Try to make it look cuter by adding fruit.
Everything always looks better with fruit.
Stand back and sigh.
Wonder why your handwriting looks like you’re in first grade.
Decide to post the project in the hopes that someone much more creative than you with much better handwriting….will use the idea and make a much better hand-written recipe towel……
…..so you can pin it 🙂
PS Bloggers are wonderful. My friend, Suzanne, just sent me this fun idea! Use the towels as an activity for a bridal shower. Give each attendee a towel and a recipe to copy. Seriously…. what a great idea!
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