Hello Sugar Bee readers! This is Nancy from www.dosmallthingswithlove.com here to share with you once again. Okay, I know, I'm the felt contributor and this is not a felt project. Don't worry! I have not given up on felt, and promise to be back with a felt project next month. I just thought it would be fun to change things up a bit today. First of all, I don't know about you, but I love fall. It's true, summer, winter and spring all are amazing in their own right, but nothing is more beautiful than the fall. I love fall colors and watching the leaves change. For this reason I spent some time making some simple yet beautiful tea towels with leaf stencils that celebrate the fall. These towels are really simple to create and, when you use leaves from your own backyard, they are naturally personalized.
Here's the How To
- Tea Towels, washed and dried
- Contract Paper
- Magic Marker
- Painter’s Tape
- Fabric Paint (I used acrylic paint mixed with Martha Stewart’s fabric medium)
Next, trace the leaves onto contact paper and carefully cut them out.
Next, take your washed tea towel and lay out the leaves along the bottom center. Tape them in place and apply painter’s tape around the leaves in a frame.
Mix acrylic paint with fabric medium. Then dab paint around the leaves. I used fall colors and tried the blend the colors slightly.
While paint is still wet, carefully remove the contract paper.
And, that's all there is to it!
These towels are a simple way to bring the beauty of fall into your kitchen. They are easy to make, and the make terrific neighbor gifts...that is if you don't let your leaves fall in your neighbors yard, and the sight of leaves make your neighbors mad...humm, maybe I should give my neighbors a different gift! What is more, the Martha Stewart's fabric medium really works. I made these towels awhile ago and they have been through the wash many times (as kitchen towels are) and they still look great! Give it a try! Thanks, as always to Mandy, both for letting me stop by every month and for all of the support and encouragement she gives me and all of the other contributors!
PS--Consider checking out these other fall projects: