Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Daily DIY: Block Printed Tea Towels

These tea towels are fun and simple to make
and allow your creativity to take over
for each custom design.

Begin by finding a linen-like fabric to use.
I chose this one from Joanne's
(it's 50% through June 23rd for all you fabric bargain-hunters!).
Cut it to the width you prefer.

Out of three yards, 
I ended up with eight 2 x 2 1/2 foot squares.

I used some foam stamps that I had on-hand,
and some Frog Tape to create some lines,
 get creative though,
 and use any kind of interesting object you can find.

Once the fabric is cut, 
and the design is thought out,
use the foam pouncers to cover your objects with paint and 
then stamp them onto the fabric.
If making lines, 
use two pieces of tape parallel to each other with the width of space
you'd like the line to be
and then use the foam pouncer to paint the space between the tape.
Allow paint to dry and remove tape.

Stitch a hem around the towel and wash before using to set the paint.

This is a great DIY project to create custom gifts
for weddings, hostess gifts, or new home open houses.

Get creative and have some fun!

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