Bright, cheery DIY tea towels made from stencils and flexible fabric paint!
Age Group: Adult Crafts
Project Type: Kitchen
Makes: 2tea towels
Tea towels in a neutral colorwe used double gauze 100% organic cotton
DecoArt SoSoft Fabric Acrylicsin Dark Rose, Baby Pink Deep, Bright Avocado, Green Apple, Lamp Black
Americana Decor 8x8 Botanical Stencil
Americana Gloss Enamels Floral Stencil
DecoArt Stencils on a Ring, Whimsical Delight
Cardboard and paper towels
Pre-wash tea towels without adding any fabric softeners. Leave them to dry fully and iron out any wrinkles if necessary.
Place the tea towel on top of your work surface. To prevent paint from bleeding through the fabric, separate the layers with a piece of cardboard that is wrapped with plastic, freezer paper or foil.
Position the fern stencil on top of the tea towel in the bottom right corner. Tape the edges of the stencil in place to keep it from moving or hold steady with your other hand.
Using a stencil brush, dip it in Bright Avocado and blot off the excess paint on a paper towel. Dab the brush over top of the stencil transferring the paint on to the tea towel. Continue until the entire image is transferred.
Using a smaller stencil brush, apply Apple Green fabric paint to the outer edges of all the leaves.
Remove the stencil brush and wash the stencil with warm water.
Place the flower stencil on top of the tea towel and use the brush to dab Dark Rose fabric paint over top of the stencil. Remove stencil and continue adding more flowers with the other different sized flower stencils around the fern. Reposition the stencil over top each flower and add some Baby Pink Deep to the centers of each flower.
Add the word “bloom” to the tea towel using the alphabet stencil and a mix of 1 part Lamp Black and 3 parts Bright Avocado fabric paint. Starting with the letter closest to the fern, place the stencil onto the tea towel and brush on the paint. Continue with the remaining letters.
Repeat these steps for stenciling the other tea towel, changing the base flowers to Baby Pink Deep instead. Add some Dark Rose fabric paint to the center of each flower.
Allow paint to dry for 48-72 hours and then wash on the gentle cycle. Hang to dry or dry on low heat.
Expert Tips & FAQs
**Remember to remove the tea towel from the covered cardboard before completely dry to prevent it from sticking together.
This project for DIY Tea Towels was printed from CraftsbyAmanda.com - https://craftsbyamanda.com/diy-tea-towels/ and can only be printed for education or personal use.