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Lemon Stamped Tea Towel

  • 1h
  • 6 Materials
  • $5
  • Easy
With the changing season, I am ready for some indoor crafts and some lazy conversations over a cuppa. Life will not dish out many days that will allow for dreamy afternoons like that, but when they come I want to be ready to snatch up that time! In a preemptive strike sort of way, I decided to get ready for the moment when it presented itself by crafting up a cheery little tea towel. At least it got me crafting, and when all was said and done, it was so cute that I simply had to brew up a cup and enjoy my handiwork!

  • lemon stamped tea towel
I chose to simply “reuse” an old flour sack towel, giving it a bit of a spruce-up.
 
Supplies
  • flour sack towel
  • acrylic paint (your choice on color, but citrusy colors like yellow, orange, green and even hot pink are adorable)
  • paint brush
  • lemon
  • paper plate
  • paper towel
  • lemon stamped tea towel
With my first run at stamping, I simply painted the cut side of a lemon and stamped it down onto the towel.  I quickly learned that the lemon could do with a bit of a squeeze.
 
I really wanted it to look like lemons and not just polka dots, so I needed the divisions of the lemon to stand out.  Squeezing some of the juice out did a pretty good job of it, but next time I may simply cut the lemon the night before and let it dehydrate overnight (on the counter or uncovered in the fridge).
  • lemon stamped tea towel
Note: when the stamps are still wet, it may not look like much.  Let the towel dry (I laid mine out in the sun), once the juice and paint have dried it takes on a much more dramatic appearance in patterning.
  • lemon stamped tea towel
I love how simple this project is from beginning to end. It would make for a perfect DIY gift for any birthday, Mother's Day, even a bridal shower!  While the towel dried, I was able to put the kettle on and brew up some gorgeous green tea and roasted rice.  Yum!
Cheers!
Chanda

Materials I used for this project:

  • Flour sack towel
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paint brush
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  • Koli
    Koli Canada

    Thanks for the info. I will try this with my craft class, I know they will love it.

    • Zest it Up
      Zest it Up Atascadero, CA

      We would absolutely love to see pictures of your craft class doing this project!!!

  • BarnegatPollyanna

    Super cute; but, I would love to see a nice picture of the completed project.

  • Rambie
    Rambie Gainesville, FL

    How Cute! I would love a simple gift like this. I recently hammered flowers & leaves onto cheese cloth. This reminds me of that a whole lot. Using mother nature is always fun! Thanks for posting

  • Pat E
    Pat E Branson, MO

    Love this project! My sister in law had a cow motif in her kitchen a few years ago. I made a template of a cow with paper. Then took a large potato and cut it in half length ways. Traced the cow onto the potato and cut away potato from the cow.

  • M
    M Naperville, IL

    Have to try this, simple and beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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