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How to Make a Dish Towel Angel

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Dish towel angels are fun and easy to make. They are nice to display in your kitchen or to give as gifts. Find projects offering variations of this craft on this page, along with supplies lists, instructions, and photos.


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Cindy Bailey
January 16, 2007

I needed some inexpensive, but thoughtful gifts for a number of people who have been helping me with my small business this year. I was able to pick up packs of Christmas towels and matching hot pads for $5. Each pack makes two angels and you have an oven mitt left over. Makes a nice teacher gift for a lady.

Time To Make: About 10 minutes.
Level Of Difficulty: Easy enough for a grade schooler.
Cost: $2.50


  • 1 tea towel
  • 1 dish cloth
  • 1 square hot pad
  • coordinating ribbon
  • Optional: holly sprig, wired tinsel, gift bag, fiberfill


  1. For body and head, fold tea towel into thirds lengthwise. Fold in half again lengthwise. Now fold in the opposite direction. (Refer to photo of finished project).
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  3. Tie a ribbon about 3 inches down from fold to make angel's head.
  4. For arms, fold dish cloth in thirds. Roll up and tie ends with ribbon about an inch from each end.
  5. For wings, bunch hot pad up tightly in the middle. Tie with ribbon.
  6. Tie arms to body. Tie wings to the back of the project as shown.
  7. Optional: you may tie the hands together "in prayer" with a holly sprig. Also a halo of wired tinsel, etc. may be placed on her head.
  8. You may present her in "clouds" by placing her in a small gift bag and placing fiberfill in the top of the bag instead of tissue paper.
  9. By Cindy from Waynesburg, PA


    Editor's Note: Although these are made in Christmas patterns, these could be made with other styles of towels and hot pads for anytime of year.

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September 27, 2007

Wooden spoon, dish towel angel. Great house warming gift or holiday gift

Approximate Time 30 minutes



  1. Take dish cloth and fold back and forth lengthwise.
  2. Take spoon and wrap around spoon.
  3. Take ribbon and cut extra long.
  4. Tie dishcloth with ribbon at bottom of spoon part to form the dress.
  5. Take dish cloth (waffle style) and roll on the diagonal and wrap around spoon and tie in front as if they were hands.
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  7. Take the ribbon which is hanging in back from where you already attached the dress and tie 2nd cloth to wooden spoon.
  8. Take pot holder and fold up like wings and tie up to back with same ribbon and finally tie ribbon to front in bow.

By Carol from MA

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