Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Handmade tea towel and baking gift idea

Handmade tea towel
Baking gift idea

tea towel, christmas gift, DIY gift idea, oven mitt

Hey friends!
Today I'm excited to share 
a DIY gift idea with you.

Tea Towels are so popular right now.
I made a Christmas tea towel that would be
great to put together in a baking set.

I'll show you how!

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blank flour sack towels, white towels

I bought these towels at Walmart.
I think the package of 5 cost around $4.

freezer paper, reynolds freezer paper

I used freezer paper* to make a stencil
just like I did here.

freezer paper, stencil

I cut the freezer paper with my Silhouette*.
I find it so much better to put the paper on the cutting
mat upside down (shiny side up).
It cuts so smoothly this way.

silhouette cut, freezer paper, freezer paper stencil, fabric paint

I bought a cutting file in the silhouette store.
Before cutting, be sure to flip the image horizontally
since the freezer paper is upside down.

silhouette, die cut machine, freezer paper, fabric paint

These are the cutting settings I use to cut
freezer paper with my silhouette.

freezer paper stencil, diy christmas gift, tea towel

After it's cut,
iron it onto the towel.
The wax on the paper melts and sticks to the fabric,
and that creates a stencil.

Don't forget to iron another piece to the back of the towel.
This prevents paint bleed through.

fabric paint, sponge pouncer

Use fabric paint* and a sponge pouncer*
to apply fabric paint.
When applying the paint,
load the sponge,
then pounce it up and down on the towel.
Do not brush it side to side 
or the paint could seep underneath the stencil.
Also, make sure to use paint specifically for fabric.
It is softer and the towel washes really nicely.

how to paint a tea towel

I love the way it turned out. 

tea towel, oven mitt, wooden spoons

I put together a gift with
the DIY tea towel,
wooden spoons (similar here*) and
an oven mitt (similar here*).

This would be a great gift for anyone.
A mom, a friend, a sister, a lady at church- anyone!

gift tag, red gift tag, printable

I made a gift tag to go with the gift.
You can get a copy of the Christmas tag free printable.

corner rounder

I printed it in wallet size on white cardstock.
Then I punched the corners with a corner rounder.
I'm pretty sure my corner rounder is so old, 
it's practically an antique.  
You can get a similar one here.

printable tag, ribbon, oven mit

I tied the oven mitt with ribbon
and then tied the tag onto it.  

tea towel, oven mitt, spoons, gifts for her

This project is a part of a 
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  1. I love personalized gifts like this. I feel they just mean so much more.

  2. Nice gift idea--I like the saying on the towel.

  3. I love a themed gift and your presentation of it is so cute!

  4. This is so cute! When I first saw it, I thought you bought the tea towel like that- I'm SO impressed how cute your stencil turned out!!! Love it! What a great idea for a gift!

  5. I've never used freezer paper with my silhouette yet! I love the idea to use it on tea towels!!

  6. What a lovely idea! Such a thoughtful gift idea too, especially since its handmade.

  7. I love these, never thought it was this easy to make these towels.

  8. Very nice set. Love the saying!

  9. Um, holy cow. I have never done this and totally need to now! Turned out darling! I would totally love a gift like this!

  10. I really want to try this freezer paper technique. This is such a cute gift idea. I love the saying on it.


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