Design Beautiful Tea Towels for Holiday Gifts

Tea towels are a wonderful gift to receive and give. This craft is very rewarding and fairly simple to achieve. I’m a little addicted to making these after I tried my first tea towel craft last month.

kraft&mint tea towels with handmade charlotte stencils

Materials

 

“Oh I could never make this…” Yes you can! View my tutorial below.

Design Beautiful Tea Towels for Holiday Gifts

kraft&mint tea towels with handmade charlotte stencils

  1. For this craft, you will need two unbleached muslin tea towels, fabric paint in gold, Folk Art Handmade Charlotte Stencils “Woodland” and one foam brush.
  2. Begin by securing the stencil onto the muslim towel with tape. Then dip the foam brush in the fabric paint. Before you start applying the paint, tap the brush on a piece of paper to remove a bit of paint prior to starting painting your towel. Then slowly start tapping the foam brush onto the towel. Repeat this process twice until the entire shape is fully painted. Set aside to dry for one hour.
  3. Once the paint is dry, and you are happy with the results, you can use a blow dryer to “set” the paint or place the tea towel in your dryer for 20 minutes or so. The heat sets the paint.
  4. Fold and package your creation with bakers twine and a cute gift tag.

Tea Towels

kraft&mint tea towels with handmade charlotte stencils

kraft&mint tea towels with handmade charlotte stencils

The stencils I used came with so many designs, it was hard to choose just two.

kraft&mint tea towels with handmade charlotte stencils

Materials Recap

  1. Folk Art Handmade Charlotte Stencils “Woodland.”
  2. Tulip Soft Metallics Gold.
  3. Foam Brush
  4. Unbleached Muslin Tea Towel

Happy crafting!



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15 Comments

  1. 2014/11/18 / 6:19 am

    SO pretty Ursula!! I love the gold and white together, pinning!!

    xoxo

    • 2014/11/18 / 7:11 am

      Hello Tanya! Thank you for the pin love! :)

  2. 2014/11/19 / 2:42 am

    These are so lovely!

  3. 2014/11/20 / 6:12 pm

    Simple and beautiful! I love this project! :D Wow, and I love your blog, and I’m pretty sure we are the only two Ursula’s in the blog world. LOL!
    Thanks so much for linking up with us at The Makers link party.

    • 2014/11/20 / 10:20 pm

      Hello Ursula! I have only met another Ursula, here in the states in over 20 years ;) You are probably right when you say we might be the only bloggers with the “u” name! Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice message. I’ll see you again at the Makers Link Party ;)

    • 2014/11/28 / 1:53 am

      Hello Amy! Thank for featuring my tea towels ;) Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Carin
    2014/12/02 / 1:54 pm

    These are just adorable! Pinning!

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