Dish Towel Hanger PLUS!!!

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So what’s the plus? This hanger can easily hold your dish towels. But this one comes with a “matching” dish towel! Maybe just the perfect gift for a coastal housewarming,

Let’s get started.


If you follow me you know that I am beach hut crazy. Look at that cute as ever dish towel with those pretty beach huts. I’m going to make matching wood beach huts for this project. I’m also going to incorporate the bunting flags and the ocean water. I cut the beach huts out of scrap wood. The backboard is actually a piece of scrap molding. You will need paint, sandpaper block, shelf liner, ruler, painters tape, canvas, butchers twine, hardware hooks, tennis ball, regular and fabric mod podge, and polycrylic.

Close up.

Here’s the close-up of the piece of molding. I sanded it real good to get it clean and smooth. I love using molding because it gives more dimension to your project. I gave the molding a fresh coat of white paint.

Paint the huts and doors.

I cut the doors out of large paint sticks. I picked four different beach huts on the towel and started painting matching huts.

How to create the waves

I design and make my own stencils on my silhouette cutting machine. I also use very inexpensive shelf liner as my stencil material.

Adding the stencil

I peel off the backing a little bit at a time. This is the only way to avoid a hot mess! If you don’t have a cutting machine to make a stencil, I’m sure you could draw these waves by hand very easily.

Painting stencils

The added painters tape will help to make sure I don’t accidentally get paint on the rest of the project. I smoosh down the stencil with the tennis ball. Then i added regular mod podge with a soft brush. I make sure that I brush up against the inside edges of the stencil. This will help seal the edges so the paint color doesn’t seep under.

Add color

Once the mod podge dries i add color with my sponge pouncer. You can carefully pick up the stencil before the paint totally dries.


The paint didn’t seep under but it sure did pull up along with the stencil in certain places. I find this happens more often with older thicker paint. So I need to do some touch up.

Touch up done

Lookin’ good! At this point I polycrylic the entire board so it’s ready to be assembled later.


These beach huts are going to be very colorful. Just like the ones on the dish towel. Check out the paint stick doors. Perfect size!

Popsicle sticks and paint pens

I decided to make each roof using popsicle sticks. I actually cut them with a pair of scissors.

And I found it real easy to add the details by using paint pens instead of paint brushes. Be sure to polycrylic the doors and huts separately.


I love gorilla glue and my handy-dandy gluebot container. The gluebot is a really nifty way to hold and then spread glue on your project. I glued the popsicle sticks to the hut along with the doors. And then I glued each beach hut to the backboard.


i used lightweight canvas for the bunting flags. Simply paint blocks of the colors you need. But wait. Don’t cut yet!

Fabric mod podge

I brushed fabric mod podge on each color square with a paintbrush. This will stop it from fraying later on.

How cute!

Once everything dries I fold the square of color in half and cut a triangle. I use bakers twine and E6000 glue to fashion my flags. I nail the flags on using two tiny tacks and then I screwed these wonderful hooks into each door. The screws on these hooks will also make sure everything stays in place.

Close up.

I added two small D hooks to the back side for hanging. How cute is this?


And there you have it. Truly a one of a kind and stinking cute project.

Hope you like it!

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