I’ve had “paint tea towels” on my to do list for the longest time. I love those flour sack tea towels and they are the perfect blank canvas. Super cheap, large, and bright white! Recently I saw the cutest idea to use fruit as “stamps” and decided to give it a shot on the DIY painted tea towels and they ended up looking so cute and summery.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Citrus fruit (lemon, lime, grapefruit, etc.) I used only lemon
Paint – I used a multi surface paint but fabric paint would be best.
Flour Sack Tea Towels (affiliate link)
A little about the paint. I used this Americana multi-surface paint but I am using these towels strictly as decoration. If you plan on using them for more than just decor you should add some fabric paint medium to your paint or just use fabric paint.
Stamping tips: The fruit can be pretty juicy so it’s a good idea to blot the lemon half a few times before brushing on the paint. Also, don’t go too heavy on the paint, just enough to cover the whole lemon half, but if you brush on too much you will just get a big paint blob. I tested out a few stamps on a piece of paper towel to get the right amount of paint.
Press down on the lemon half onto the tea towel.
You can get creative with it. Different colors and designs. I did a couple of tea towels with scattered stamps and a couple more where I lined the stamps along the edges of the tea towel.
The colors are so bright and cheerful! Don’t you think they are so fun for summer? They will make a really fun one of a kind addition to my summer kitchen decor!
Have you done DIY painted tea towels yet? Oh, and does anyone else follow any great beauty vlogs/blogs? I’m always looking for some new inspiration! I’d love to hear your favorites – and be sure to check out Essie Button!