DIY Handwritten Recipe Towels

Jessica Hill
by Jessica Hill
15 Minutes
Because of the increasing prevalence of digital media in our lives, handwriting may not be as important in the future as it once was, but that does not mean it is without use. I am not even referring to the cognitive benefits that are gained when children write with their hands. I’m talking about the sentimental and historical losses we suffer when people stop writing things out by hand. With that idea in mind, I used some of my family’s handwritten recipes and turned them into decorative towels for my kitchen.
Turn handwritten recipes into sentimental, and useful, kitchen decor.
Be sure to reverse the image before you print it out!
Follow the directions for your brand of transfer paper.
In just minutes you have pretty personalized towels!
I think these would make a fantastic gift for a new wife, mother, or grandmother.
Jessica Hill
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  • Susan Winhoven Susan Winhoven on Dec 09, 2016
    Love this idea but I'm a novice with crafts. My question is what TRANSFER paper is used & where purchased? I really want this idea for daughter & d-in-law-help is VERY much appreciated!!! Susan W in Florida

  • Cheryl Titsworth Cloud Cheryl Titsworth Cloud on Apr 25, 2017
    How do you reverse the words?

  • Patty Estes Patty Estes on Jan 11, 2020

    I assume the towel should be cotton, but should it be washed before doing the transfer??

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  • OhSally OhSally on Nov 03, 2015
    Thanks Meem! Great suggestions!

  • Sarah Kuhner Sarah Kuhner on Dec 04, 2015
    Just got all ready to iron on the recipes my husband printed out and realized they were flipped into a mirror image. Whoops! Still have plenty of time to do it for Christmas. Love this idea!!