DIY Days of the Week Hand Towels

DIY Hand Towels--So simple, and perfect for neighbor or hostess gifts. {From Dolen Diaries on}

Hello One Creative Mommy readers! I’m Shelly from Dolen Diaries where I share a little of this & that….DIY projects, kids crafts, cooking, & life lessons learned. I’m SO excited to be here! Today I’m going to share with you how to make days of the week hand towels. With the holiday season pretty much upon us, it’s so nice to have a few gifts stashed away. Whip out a few sets of these one afternoon, and you’ll be ready with gifts that don’t look like they are last minute gifts!

First, I picked up sets of white towels from Target; (They come in sets of 6 not 7, think of it as an opportunity to make some festive towels for the holidays.) Heat N’ Bond; and some fabric scraps from my stash.

Next, on my Silhouette I cut out the letters m, t, w, th, f, s, su  for the days of the week from different fabric scraps. If you don’t have a cutting machine you could print the letters, pin the paper to the fabric, and then cut out your own letters. Just be careful with the font you choose! You don’t want it to be too difficult to cut out.

After, I cut out the letters I ironed them onto the towels.

M monogram

Lastly, use a sewing machine to stitch down the letters because I want these to be used, a lot, I stitched all over each of the letters. After all, where ever the fabric doesn’t get stitched down it will likely pop up and I want my letters to stick down so you can tell which day is which even after some washings. You could do less stitching for a shabby chic look.

That’s it! Super simple and they make a fabulous hostess or neighbor gift! Pair a set with some kitchen utensils and an apron for a more substantial gift for Christmas, a wedding, or a birthday!

I’d love it if you all would pop by Dolen Diaries  to check out my latest creations and projects!

Dolen Diaries

I hope you loved Shelly’s DIY hand towels as much as I did!  I love the idea of adding a fun pop of color to the kitchen without having to change the entire decor.  I hope you’ll stop by Dolen Diaries and check out Shelly’s other projects.



  1. Coming over from Weekend Wonders. I love the idea with the towels. They are really cute! Would make a great gift for someone!

  2. Heidi, these are so cute!!! Thanks for stopping by Friday With Friends! Have I told you before I named my third daughter, Heidi! I love that name! I named her after Heidi (Shirley Temple)! Hugs Linda

  3. This is such a cute idea! This way my husband wouldn’t be ‘confused’ about changing the towels out every day…lol!

  4. Love it. I’m working on towels this week also. So much fun to make gifts for Christmas. Best wishes, Linda

  5. Love this idea and will be featuring it on tomorrow’s Serenity saturday link party over at Serenity You

    Natasha xx

  6. Fun idea for a gift- I could see these at a bridal shower. Thanks for sharing at the Foodies and Crafties Soiree!

  7. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesday’s Adorned Link Party. Have a great Thanksgiving.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

  8. Miranda @ Mr. and Mrs. Winslett says

    Thank you for linking up these adorable hand towels at Foodies and Crafties Soiree! I loved them so much they are my feature pick for the link up party tomorrow. I can’t wait to see more of your projects on the party.

  9. Thanks so much for sharing .

  10. wow ! these are the great gift ideas. I love the towel ideas which you suggested. This are really cute. I will try this and make someone’s day very special. Thank you for your ideas.

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