DIY Painted Tea Towels

3 Materials
45 Minutes

Painted teat towels that are easy to make and cute to boot! Painted using stencils for simple and cute designs. These tea towels make a great gift that are inexpensive and fun to make.

Start by washing and drying the flour sack towels. They will likely come out of the dryer a little wrinkled so it is best to iron them also.

Lay the towel on a flat surface on top of craft paper or cardboard as the paint will bleed through to the back.

Place the stencil in desired area and press down firmly. I prefer adhesive stencils because you don’t have to worry about them sliding around but any stencil will do.

Using the stencil brush and paint color of your choice, slowly dab and brush the paint over the stencil. The dabbing will help to get the paint into the fibers so there are no uneven spots.

Once you have painted the entire stencil, carefully peal the stencil off and place it in the next spot and repeat steps.

Allow the towels to dry and you are done! These are machine washable on delicate.

Suggested materials:

  • Flour Sack Towels  (Target)
  • Stencils  (Micheals)
  • Stencil Brushes  (Amazon)
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  • William
    on Nov 12, 2019

    So cute and lovely. Another way to set the paint is place them in the dryer.

    • Kaylene
      on Nov 13, 2019

      Thanks William! Such a great idea to set the paint by putting them in the dryer.

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