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Mother’s Day gift idea: recipe-printed kitchen towels

Recipes from each of my grandmothers to be printed on towels

Recipes from each of my grandmothers to be printed on towels

Mother’s Day shopping can be a challenge. We all know you can’t get mom a vacuum cleaner or anything that smacks of domestic chores, but here’s an item you can get: kitchen towels. Yes, we’re walking a fine line here, but trust me.

There’s a nostalgic component to these towels that negates any accompanying objectionable household expectations. No one would expect mom to actually use them. The towels are printed with your handwritten recipes. Or, in my case, my grandmothers’ handwritten recipes.

A quick Google search will provide you with a number of do-it-yourself methods for creating these on your own. And while I consider myself somewhat crafty, printing on linen and iron-on transfers sent me straight to Etsy where I found someone to print them for me.

You’ll be able to find a number of places that can create these custom towels, using a variety of methods. I prefer the ones printed directly on linen.

There’s still time if you hurry and dig out a recipe to use. The ones I ordered have a one-week turnaround.

Happy shopping.

–by Jenny Turknett, Food and More blog

3 comments Add your comment

gail

April 23rd, 2013
8:10 am

I love this idea! Thanks for sharing. Who did you use on Etsy?

Jenny Turknett

April 24th, 2013
6:10 pm

Serena

April 26th, 2013
10:00 am

It’s a cool idea!
I saw some nice pearl necklaces, watches and other gifts idea here at promotion…:) and the mother loves it!

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