DIY Idea: Hand Painted Tea Towels

Creature Comforts

Pin it button big

Perhaps its because I have Paris on the brain lately (or maybe those rice crispy treats in the making were calling to me) but I was very drawn to this tea towel on design blog Creature Comforts' Instagram. I must not have been the only one, because they recently revealed it as a DIY.

Ez explains:

Sometime last year, on a whim I decided to see what it would look like to paint text onto a tea towel...or if it would even work at all. In the process I played around with some random patterns as well, and my two favorites from the project ended up being the "Oui" text and painted polka-dotted versions. They aren't especially professional looking, but I think the imperfections make them charming.

Pin it button big

According to Ez of Creature Comforts, here is what you need:

Tea Towel Supplies:

• Masking tape
• Solid work surface
• Scrap cardboard or thick paper (such as an old grocery bag)
• Fabric paint - I used Tulip brand Soft paint (it dries flat, not puffy)
• Paint dish - I just used a small saucer
• Coarse paint brushes - I found that the kind with the rounded tops tend work best for writing text
• Flour sack kitchen towels - I bought my set at Target. They are not super high quality, but they work perfectly for this project and are very affordable.
Iron and ironing board (optional) - You may want to iron your towels before use. I didn't for mine, but it probably would have been a good idea.

For full instructions and step-by-step instructions check out DIYs Brushed Text Tea Towels from Creature Comforts.

(Images: Creature Comforts)

1 Comment