Easy Dollar Tree Gift Idea (Great for Housewarming, Wedding Shower, and Mother’s Day)

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DIY housewarming giftLooking for a cute and inexpensive gift idea that’d be fun for Mother’s Day, a Housewarming party, or a Wedding Shower?

Check out these cute Folded Dish Towel & Utensil Gifts that are super easy to make, and all the items can even be found at the Dollar Tree!

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Folded Dish Towel & Utensil Gift

    • 3 Kitchen Utensils
    • 2 Dish Towels
    • 1 Set of Kitchen Wash Cloths
    • 1 Oven Mitt
    • 1 Rubber Band
    • Ribbon

Dollar Tree Kitchen Utensils

  • Lay out dish towel horizontally on the counter. (Just keep initial fold from the store.)
  • Place wash cloths on the dish towel a little above the top of towel.
  • Place and fold the other dish towel vertically to create a pocket for the utensils so they don’t fall out.
  • Place oven mitt a little higher so it will layer above the dish towel.
  • Wrap the outside dish towel up and secure with a rubber band.
  • Tie a ribbon around rubber band.

diy housewarming gift idea

This is such a fun little DIY gift idea! So adorable and EASY!

There’s probably a few ways you could fold them and even incorporate different items like placemats, napkins, and tea towels. Maybe even a small kitchen timer clipped to the middle would be neat.

Next time you spot some cute dish towels on clearance or at the dollar store keep this idea in mind! 😊

 Lina (lina@hip2save.com) loves cooking new recipes, thrift store shopping, and DIY home decor projects. 
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Comments 58

  1. Nichole

    Absolutely, ❤️ Love it!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Thanks Nichole!

      • Kathy Kittredge

        Lina I love this!! My three grandchildren have about 10 different teachers.nurses and secretaries between them—We like to give something to all of them and it really adds up–this is SO perfect–will be running to the dollar store asap!! Thank-you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. JA

    So cute!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)


      • Alicia Shannon

        Do more videos cause I love this…

        • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

          Oh thanks so much for the feedback!

  3. Quen

    Just buy a gift from tjmaxx or homegoods or ross. Instead of giving someone cheap stuff from dollar stores.

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Tjmaxx has some cute towels and kitchen items to make this as well. Doesn’t have to be dollar store. Just a fun way to gift these items is all 😀

    • Diana

      Wow, ur rude.

      • Laurie

        Can lways catch more flies with honey!!

        • Pam

          Catch more bees with honey. Why would you want to catch flys? Lol

    • Steph

      My city doesn’t have any of those three stores, but does have a dollar tree. I appreciate Hip2Save posting cute and creative gift ideas that can easily be made with inexpensive items

      • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

        Thanks Steph! 👍

    • Vanessa

      Some dollar stores actually have about the same quality utensils at tjmaxx too. Just because it’s a dollar doesn’t mean it’s necessarily cheap! I have $1 utensils that’s are still holding up nicely!

    • Kareena

      It’s just not many people will appreciate the gift especially a close friend , back to reality.they think that’s how much they worth.

      • Shari

        Wow. You need a better class of friends. Anyone i know would never ask me where i bought it or how much i paid. They would only know i gave them a gift

    • Kym

      As a preschool teacher I would have rather had this then junk form tjx
      Tjx stuff goes right to the church white elephant sale table

  4. Heather C


    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Thanks Heather!

  5. Beth

    That would be a good hostess gift with a gift card to bed bath and beyond

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Yes! Love that idea! Thanks Beth 😀

  6. krista

    I did a dollar store gift set for a friend for her first apartment. We are now well into our thirties and she still has and uses a couple of items.

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Thanks for sharing Krista!

  7. zahra

    I did some door prizes for national environmental health association basically bunch of health inspectors i did a similar set they loved it. This is a great idea love it.

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Awesome – thanks Zahra

  8. jaci

    Any baby showering ideas?

    • Maria

      Hi Jaci, I did a baby announcement party for my son. It was Ahoy Party. I ordered party favors directly from China (aliexpress.com). It takes about one month to arrive but the items are so cheap. I personally hate presenting cheap stuff for ppl. But the set is cute itself. If somebody want to present cute gifts just google for joseph joseph items. OMG, they are the best gifts for Housewarming. I presented a cutting board for a friend, and presented carousel cutlery set for another friend, they absolutely love it!

  9. Mel

    Cute idea! Could throw a (or a few) Bath & Body Works kitchen hand soaps in there too!

  10. Mourrene

    What a cute idea. Gift giving gets so expensive. I love giving but have to definitely stretch my budget sometimes to accommodate all of the birthdays, anniversaries, showers, and other events–not to mention Christmas so I think these would be really cute for an inexpensive housewarming gift. I’d throw in a gift card and call this baby done!

  11. Heidi

    Super cute! Thanks for sharing!!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Thanks for stopping by Heidi 😀

  12. A. Gold

    Thank you Lina- you always have great ideas and great instructions!
    Dollar Tree vendors are many of the same as Marshall’s, TJ Maxx andHomegoods. Dollar Tree has re-merchandised and resourced many products so they are more upscale than they used to be. $1.00
    FYI- I bought the same mylar balloon of a birthday cupcake for $1.00 that Party City had for $5.95.
    Just a heads up, I needed a dozen balloons for a party 4 hours away from home, I didn’t want to drive all that way with the balloons bopping around. I bought the balloons locally at Dollar Tree and had them filled up at a Dollar Tree 10 minutes from the party. They told me people do it all the time. Just show them your receipt and call ahead and make sure they have enough helium.
    I was able to get exactly which balloons I wanted and didn’t have to worry they would not have them at the destination store.

  13. 5pink1blue

    Great ideas! I need some ideas for graduation parties ( not the laundry one) – my daughter has been invited to 5 so far and it gets very expensive. Thanks!

    • Suzanne H

      Last year I helped my friend put together gifts for all of her son’s friends that were graduating (he could take to all of their parties). We designed a cute Hershey bar wrapper using the school colors, the graduation year, etc. She tucked a $5 – $15 gift card (depending upon how close of friends they were) in the wrapper around the candy bar. She bought gift cards at Costco (iTunes) to get a discount. She also bought a Starbucks gift card off of a discount site then used it to buy the smaller ($5 – $10) cards.

  14. Traci

    Have a wedding coming up and this a cute idea !!!! Will look nice with other items I purchased and this is a craft I should hopefully be able to do! Thank you

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Oh nice! Have fun Traci!

  15. Karri

    Love this idea, do you have some good ideas for graduation gifts besides cash way to many this year and farming expenses are really eating at the budget right now. Thanks

  16. Kellee Smith

    I’m totally doing this for the mothers who go unnoticed and unappreciated in my community. The gift itself is cute, affordable, and classy enough to make a woman tear up for just the thought. I’m heading to Dollar Tree this weekend. Keep posting and I’ll keep praying the best for what you are doing. 😉

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Awesome! Have fun 👍🏻

  17. CW

    I found drying dish mats and scrubber wash clothes to put inside these cute sets!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      That is so smart! Thanks for sharing 😀

  18. Deidrinelle Moton

    I love this!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Thanks Deidrinelle!

  19. Tonya

    Very cute idea. Dollar tree has high quality kitchen utensils. I’ve used them for years. Why pay more? Thanks Lina. You are awesome

    Happy Mother’s Day!! 🌹🌷

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Thanks for the nice comment Tonya!

  20. Mona

    On Social Security so not able to spend with some of the high rollers making caustic comments. Love these creative ideas as I don’t seem able to come up with such neat arrangements. I will definitely make use of this post and thanks a million.

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Thanks for your sweet comment Mona!

  21. Allison

    This would be so cute for a cheap housewarming gift! Thanks for sharing!

    • Lina D

      Oh you’re welcome 😊

  22. Shevylle Lewis

    Maybe instead of using the word “cheap” use “inexpensive “! I was taught it’s the thought that counts…giving or receiving!!

  23. Inga

    Great idea!. Just purchased the items and will make something similar for our Christmas family gathering and gift exchange. We are a large family and gifts can get expensive. We actually have the $20 Dollar Tree Gift Challenge we are doing this year, so this was perfect! Thank you 🙂 We are a family that LOVES home made and crafty. It’s not about giving “cheap” gifts. We all appreciate the effort and creativity that each family unit will bring to the table. OAN: I work with people that are on low fixed incomes and showed the idea to a couple people and I will now be helping them make the kitchen set for their family. Again, thanks 🙂 Blessings to you and your family this holiday.

    • Lina D

      Merry Christmas! Thanks for sharing.

  24. Amy Georgiades

    I am totally going to do this for my coworkers. I will probably add some fun lotions, antibacterial soaps, or chopsticks to give it a bit more. Cant wait to get started. Very creative idea!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh how nice Amy! Great ideas and thanks for stopping by today 👍

  25. Pam

    Love this idea…….i manage a kitchen and have 13 ladies to buy for and this is great! All usable items……i would look for towels that would have things they like…..flowers/dogs/red trucks/bears/tropical/camping………

  26. Anna Young

    Thank you so much for these gift ideas. I am a teacher and would actually love to get a gift like this. I also work with a lot of women who would love to get these as gifts. Thank you again for such a wonderful gift idea.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh nice – thanks for sharing and for the feedback Anna!

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