Monday, December 10, 2012

DIY Christmas Handstamped Tea Towel

So. I confess. I am not the World's most craftiest person.
I do love craft. I appreciate craft and Pinterest? 
Pinterest is like a godsent for people like me.

But I do love the occasional challenge.
And I would love to thank Tamsyn for inviting me to join in her Handmade Christmas Gift Roundup.

I went to the local shopping centre last night and it was CRAZY.
Everyone was doing their christmas shopping.
The queues at all the shops were massive.
And I had a massive headache.

I love Christmas!
But I don't love the elbow loving and the bag bumping at the shops.
I am not really fond of buying something off the shelves just because I couldn't find anything else.

So. To cut to the point.
I spruced up some plain tea towels I had with the aim of giving it to a friend.

If I can do it, so can you!
And the idea is really to do ANY design you want to.

What You Need:
- A plain tea towel (linen, cotton...anything you fancy.)
- Fabric paint (found at any good art and craft store, in any colour you like!)
- Paintbrush
- Sponges (to cut into your desired stamp shape)
- Used wine bottle cork
- Stamps (I chose a reindeer one!)
- Stamp Ink Pad

 In the end, I didn't use the sponges because my little girls ran off with them and I thought a simple cork and reindeer stamp design might still do the trick.
I recommend using a paintbrush to paint the fabric paint onto the cork to stamp.

Would you have a go at making one too?
Do a colourful polka dot one!
Or do a chevron one!
OR if you've got lovely alphabet stamps or stencils... personalise it with a name or message!


  1. How sweet! I can imagine a chevron one or a polka dot one too... there are so many different options! And the best thing is it looks super easy yet super special. Did you iron the teatowel before using it? I am pretty sure that this helps the paint to not fade or run.

  2. Love the reindeer stamped on there! Too cute! An easy hostess gift that is very cool.

  3. So clever to use the cork to make polka dots! I'm a big sucker for polka dots! Happy to have been able to take part!

    xo Cindy

  4. I love these so much Germaine, everything you make always turns out so perfectly!! I think I'm going to try making multicoloured polka dot ones :)

  5. Very sweet and totally doable. Where did you get the little reindeer stamp from?

  6. That looks so adorable G, Love it I think I might get Maksi to make some of these for my MIL.


  7. These are SO cute! I definitely want to try! I love the reindeer touch. =)

  8. I love anything polka dots! These are adorable! Great job! Thanks for sharing!

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