Ahhhh…the weekend is here.
Any big plans? I’ll be working on projects around the house, sign orders, attending a birthday party, and finishing up the weekend at church with the family. Sounds like a great weekend to me!
Today I’m sharing the new kitchen towels I made this past week. I’ve been trying to add a bit more color to my kitchen/dining room color pallet lately, so here’s what I came up with for new towels…
Super cute, right?
Check this…. It only cost me $1 to make both towels! I purchased a 2 pack of kitchen towels at the dollar store and used crafting materials I already had on hand. If you had to go out and purchase all of the materials, you’d spend no more than $5. For two kitchen towels, that’s awesome!
Towels, craft paint, fabric medium, sponge brush, freezer paper stencil, cardboard, iron, rick rack, sewing machine and essentials.
Here’s what I did…
-Prewash and dry the towels (don’t use fabric softener).
-Design and cut out your freezer paper stencil. I made mine using my Silhouette but you could do this free hand by tracing and using an xacto knife.
-Place the freezer paper stencil on the towel, shinny side down. Iron in place.
-Mix your craft paint and fabric medium. I used Martha Stewart’s Pool color provided by Plaid Crafts.
-Gently sponge paint within your stencil. Allow dry time or blow dry with your blow drier.
-Peel off stencils from you towels, place another towel over the top of your painted image and iron to lock the paint in.
-Pin your rick rack to the towel and sew, being sure to back stitch at the beginning and end of the rick rack.
I love my cute towels, don’t you?
Now go forth and make new kitchen towels for your kitchen!
Have a great weekend!