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Friday, November 7, 2014

Acorn Towel

{Painted Acorn Towels}



About a month ago I posted this kitchen towel at Mabey She Made It. In case you missed if over there I'm sharing it again today. It's perfect for fall, Thanksgiving, and would make a great hostess gift too!

Supplies:
White kitchen towel
Fabric paint (tan and dark brown....you can also buy a bottle of fabric medium and mix into acrylic paints you already have)
Brush
Freezer paper (found near wax paper and foil in stores)
Iron
Ribbon or trim fabric, optional

Make the freezer paper stencil by cutting out the acorn shape (download the acorn svg here) Put the dull side of the freezer paper down on the sticky mat, making it shiny side up.  If you don't have an electronic cutter you can cut out the stencil with a craft knife as well.

Cut and peel stencil up from the mat.

Flip it over so it's shiny side down on the towel and press down with medium heat iron. This makes the stencil stick to the fabric. 



Paint tan on the bottom part of the acorn, and dark brown for the cap. To prevent bleed through place a piece of cardboard or freezer paper under the towel. My towel was thick enough that no paint seeped through, but I didn't want to risk it!

Peel up the stencil and let dry completely. Follow instructions from the fabric paint (some suggest a drying length, other suggest setting the paint in the dryer, etc.)

Leave it plain like this, 



or add a bottom trim by sewing a piece of another towel in a different color onto the bottom.



Which way to do you like better? Some other cute towel designs could be a leaf, a turkey, a pumpkin...or add in any other holiday theme.

If you want some more freezer paper ideas, check out these posts:
Witch hat pillow
Mickey flag shirt
Drawstring toy bags




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