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A Spoonful of Sugar: DIY Tea Towel

This DIY Tea Towel project and shop are part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Sharpie, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #PaintYourWay

Spoonful of Sugar

While doing some craft shopping at Michael’s the other day, I spotted a new-to-me product from one of my favorite crafty brands – Sharpie.  Listen, I love all things Sharpie and when you spot a Sharpie Paint Marker, well, your crafty side stands at attention!  My mind started reeling – what could I do with this mega marker pen?!  It turns out, it was more like what could I not do…

The Sharpie Marker Pens come in both an Oil Based Marker and a Water Base.  The Oil base being great for Wood and Glass projects and the Water base being great for Paper and Windows.  So really, infinite possibilities with the numerous ways these paint markers can be used!

I had a project in mind to make some super fun, creative Tea Towels.  I had a few Polder’s Old World Market Wooden Spoons in my “Gifting Box” that I really wanted to gift to some special people in my life, but giving a wooden spoon, even though they’re as beautiful as these, seemed a bit odd to me, which is what inspired my “a spoonful of Sugar.” Tea Towel and Spoon combination!

Spoonful of Sugar Tea Towel

The girls also needed a fun new decorative towel in their bathroom, so I bought a duo pack of Tea Towels and grabbed some fun crafting supplies while I was at Michael’s, along with my Sharpie Paint Pens.

Sharpie Paint Makers Tea Towel

I’m kind of totally obsessed with burlap right now and thought it would make a perfect addition to both towels.  Those cute little crochet flowers were an impulse buy in the Michael’s checkout line and were just the perfect addition to the girls’ decorative hand towel.

Sugar and Spice Tea Towel

Apparently I was craving some sugar during these planning stages!  Both DIY tea towel projects were sugar inspired.  My girls are sweet as sugar, so that was an obvious one.  I used the purple Sharpie Paint Marker [oil based] for the “nice.” and an ultra-fine point Sharpie for “sugar and spice and everything”.

Decorative Hand Towel

Both of my towels turned out perfectly.  I kept the simple is more attitude but totally may end up adding some adorable big, gold polka dots on my sugar towel!  I think these will be my new “go-to” for housewarming presents because they were really affordable, but give the handmade feel and character that everyone loves to receive!

Sharpie Paint Markers

What would you craft with Sharpie Paint Markers?

Have a perfect inspiration of your own?  Get crafting!  You can find great deals on the Sharpie Paint Markers at your local Michael’s or online at!  And if you need a little inspiration, check out Sharpie’s Pinterest Page for amazing ideas!


Monday 23rd of June 2014

Love this idea- pinned it

Robin Wilson

Monday 23rd of June 2014

Aren't paint pens awesome?? Up until now though I only knew of one brand...and now it's name escapes me. I use Sharpie permanent markers almost everyday on 1 thing or another. Glad to see they make these too. Both towels are super stinkin' cute! Just curious though about how they look after washing with the burlap on them? Thanks!

Lindsey Galvez

Monday 23rd of June 2014

They are, Robin! Thanks for your sweet comment! I haven't washed them and really don't plan on it - I'm using them more for decorating and looks. The girls have been dying to dry their hands on theirs, but I keep telling them it won't look as pretty if they do! ;)