These easy DIY Kitchen Towels make a perfect kitchen decoration or gift idea… and who doesn’t like a good food pun every now and then? 😉
Hey there, I hope you’re having a great weekend! Today I’m so excited (in a guilty pleasure kind of way) to share with you the pun loving nerd in me. I.love.puns! I think I have a pun translator built inside my brain because I’m always thinking of puns in various life scenarios or conversations. See, I told you it was nerdy. 😉 I always love a good food pun, especially when I can integrate it into my kitchen decor somehow. Win win with these DIY Kitchen Towels! Using printable iron-on gives the images dimension and texture, making it look as if they were hand painted onto the towels. I thought these have a little bit of a fall feel too… win times 3!
Fun with Puns DIY Kitchen Towels
- Cricut Explore Air 2 or Cricut Maker
- Kitchen Towel Cut Files
- 12” x 12” LightGrip Cricut mat
- Cricut Everyday Iron-on in Black
- Printable Iron-on
- Cricut Weeder Tool
- White flour sack kitchen towels
- EasyPress or Iron and press cloth
- Open the Kitchen Towels cut file in Cricut Design Space. The font in the file is a Cricut font called Jubilee. If you don’t have this font or you’d prefer another, you can select any font you’d like from the Cricut fonts or any font from your computer.
- The project will be on 3 mats; 2 for the print then cut images (2 images per mat) and 1 for the text that will be cut. Make sure to mirror the images and text since we’re using iron on. Also make sure that the “Bleed (for print then cut)” box is checked. Don’t worry about the images looking like they are blurred, the cut will take care of that.
- Print the images onto the Iron-on Printable material. The machine will know where to cut by sensing the black corners that print out on the page around the images. Cool, right? Allow to dry for 5 – 10 minutes before cutting. Set the dial on the Cricut to “Custom” and select “Iron-on, Printable” from the drop-down menu; cut images.
- Return to the design mats and mirror the words. Turn dial to “Iron-on”; cut words.
- Using the weeder tool, remove excess material around cuts.
- Set iron to high. Pre-warm the towel with iron and position image on towel. Place press cloth over iron-on and press firmly with iron for 25 – 30 seconds. Continue to lift and press over entire design area. Peel backing off slowly; if any corners are lifting then simply press again. Repeat with words.
- Repeat for remaining 3 towels.
I had so much fun (maybe a little too much!) making these DIY Kitchen Towels! Here is how they all turned out:
I’m having the hardest time deciding on the towel rotation… is it wrong if I just have them all out?
Even if you aren’t a pun lover like me, DIY Kitchen Towels are so easy to make and would make great gifts with the holidays around the corner.
Thanks for indulging me by reading about my obsession on this Punday, aka Sunday. Sorry I had to! 😉 Enjoy the rest of the weekend!
Whitney S. says
Hi Lydia! I love this and want to make them; however, when I try to open the cut files, Cricut just hangs up and I end up having to close it out and never can get the files. Any tips?
Hi Whitney! Sorry about that, I hadn’t updated this post since Design Space went offline. Try this link instead to the new Design Space: https://shrsl.com/2emhd
Shelly Haefy Crofford says
Thanks for this tutorial and links. I am new at this so having a prepped project made this so easy! I used my Cricut Maker. Not sure how to leave a photo, but I am so pleased with the outcome!
Yay I’m so glad to hear this Shelly! Feel free to shoot a pic to me in an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or tag me on social (@lydioutloud). I’d love to see them! 🙂
Very cute! Thanks for sharing your tutorial at Craft Frenzy Friday on Mom Home Guide!
Thanks so much Lauren! And thank you for hosting! Have a great weekend! 🙂
Now I want a Cricut! These came out so good! Thanks for sharing it with us at Funtastic Friday.
Thank you so much Joyce! You definitely need a Cricut! I’m always just blown away by all the things I can make with it! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend! xo
I love kitchen puns and am about to completely remodel my own space! I’ll be using these for sure!
Puns forever! 🙂 I’d love to see them when your’re done Trudy! Good luck with the remodel, how exciting!
Stephanie Dolph says
Love these punny towels! Pinned to share!
Thanks so much Stephanie, I appreciate it! 🙂 Have a great weekend!
Jenna Meon says
Very fun and cute!
Thanks so much Jenna! Thanks for taking the time to say hi!
Julie Christiansen says
So fun! It’s always nice to have laughter in the kitchen- it’s the sign of a happy home. 🙂 I love these punny towels! Pinning!
PS I found you via the Artsy Fartsy link party. I recently started a link-up of my own. I’d love it if you stopped by and joined us! http://www.mybusybeehives.com/2017/03/spring-at-bee-party-6.html
Thank you so much Julie! And I couldn’t agree more, laughter is where it’s at! 🙂
These are too cute! I would love for you to link up at our new link party #iDIYedthat. Head over to my blog http://www.repurposeandupcycle.com to link up! Hope to see you there.
Thanks so much Lindsey! Thank you for stopping by, I will check it out right now! 🙂
Victoria @DazzleWhileFrazzled says
Super fun towels that would make great hostess gift idea! (Also love the Ohio spoons.) Visiting from Creative Corner party.
Thanks so much Victoria! I have given some as hostess gifts too, they were a hit! 😉
Being iron on transfer- how do fair in the washing machine and dryer?
Hi Dana! They do great. I’ve washed them several times and they haven’t lost any color. Happy holidays!
I adore these!! Anything punny gets a thumbs-up in my book 🙂 I just had to choose these as my Feature Pick for this week’s Merry Monday party. Thanks for linking up with us! Hope you’ll join us again 🙂
Thanks so much Emily! And yay thanks so much for featuring them! 🙂
I literally LOL’d at ‘Getting Figgy With It’. Too funny..and cute!
Thanks for sharing with us this week at the Merry Monday link party!
We hope to see you again next week!
Kate | TheOrganizedDream.com
Thanks so much Kate! 🙂
I must get a cricut!
‘Orange-ya’ glad you did this post! It’s so fun to make decor with your own creations and verbiage. I sure ‘ham’ glad I read this..great ideas great fun!