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Stamped Tea Towels

A quick and easy kitchen craft

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This quick project is an easy day-brightener! These citrus and greenery stamped tea towels will add a touch of color to a kitchen or dining space and are heartfelt gifts to give, especially to all of your artsy friends. Spread some love and much-needed grace this year. You can customize the colors to fit individual styles or use your current décor for inspiration. Our muted pink might be better off in bright purple for you! Next time you realize your fresh citrus went bad, use it as a stamp before throwing it out.

different craft drawings
different craft drawings
artwork of pink plants

Citrus-and-Greenery-Stamped Tea Towels

Materials
  

  • Citrus fruit: lemon, orange, lime, etc.
  • Small branch greenery
  • Fabric paint
  • Paint brushes (easiest if you have one for each color)
  • Paper towels for absorbing excess citrus juice
  • Flour sack tea towels, pre-washed

Instructions
 

  • Prepare your painting space and divide paints to be dipped in.
  • Cut the fruit in half to create a stamping surface and blot the excess juice with a paper towel.
  • Cover the fruit or branch leaves in your paint of choice and gently press onto the towel (be careful not to use an excessive amount of paint).
  • Mix and match different colors, fruits, and branch leaves to create a variety of designs.
  • Last, hang to dry and display or gift when complete!

Notes

Note: While other types of paint can be used, fabric paint will wear the best over long-term use and washings.
a clothesline with plants and flowers

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Illustration by: Elizabeth Gu