Tuesday, November 5, 2013

DIY Christmas Gift for the Grandparents

 I love a cute tea towel and think they make nice gifts.  So recently I tried experimenting with decorating my own towels.  For the below project I used a white tea towel, screen printing paint, fabric pen, tracing carbon paper for fabric and a printout of my daughters silhouette.  All of these items can be purchased at a craft store.  You could probably also create this project by simply printing your silhouette on iron on transfer paper. 


1. My first step was to print out the silhouette at the size I wanted for the tea towel.  If you need a silhouette of your child created you can find them at A Moment Remembered

2.  Iron out the wrinkles of your towel.

3.  Place your towel on a hard surface.  Place the tracing paper on top of the towel where you would like your design to appear.  Then layer the printout of your silhouette on top of the tracing paper.

4.  Pressing firmly with a pen, trace your design onto the towel.

5.  Once you have an outline you can work with, use the fabric pen to trace the edges of your design.  Then move on to the fabric paint and fill in the design.  

6.  Follow any other specific instructions for your paint.  Let the paint dry and wash towel according to paint directions.

Finish your tea towel with a cute Christmas gift tag and it's the perfect stocking stuffer.

Happy Crafting!

1 comment:

  1. Angela, you are so incredibly talented and gifted.... we are in awe....you capture the subtle and soft palettes of life and nature and love so beautifully and profoundly. Thank you for sharing your life in this way with the rest of us who seek inspiration. :) Blessings! Rita and Shylesh