Friday, April 12, 2013

DIY ~ Hand Painted Tea Towels

I have been wanting to try this for quite some time. Taking a plain tea towel and printing custom designs to mix and match with your decor. It's always hard to find a great design without paying a fortune for it. So I figured I could just make them!!!

So here is how I did it.

Step One: Supplies

  1. I purchased a package of 4 white flour sack dish towels from Target. I like these the best becuase they provide a smooth flat surface and are lint free.
  2. Fabric Paint in your choice of colors
  3. Scissors, X-Acto Knife or box cutter
  4. Cardboard 
  5. Paint Brush
  6. Paper plate to put your paint on
 The two paints I used.
 The set up on the kitchen table.
Look at this little stamp I made using cardboard and a wine cork!

Step Two: How To
  1. You can use stamps to stamp a print onto the towel. I made my own out of cardboard.
  2. You can use objects such as a can for circle prints.
  3. Another option is to write on the towels like I did below.
 Here is the triangle stamped towel. I made little triangle chains for this design. This one was the most time consuming.
 Here I used a can to stamp circles onto the towel.
Here is the one where I  wrote on the towel for the design.

Simple Right!!

I had a lot of fun with this project and I am very pleased with the results. Feel free to use old dish towels, old table cloths cut to size or whatever fabric you can find!!! Have fun with it!


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