Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login
Share your craft ideas for a share of the ad revenue. Click on Write For Us.

Hand Printed Tea Towel

by Jane (follow)
5 to 10s (590)      Under 5s (564)      Any Age (375)      Over 10s (372)      Medium (228)      Paint (134)      Mothers Day (76)      Printing (47)      Fabric (13)      Gift idea (4)     


hand printed tea towel, tea towel hanging on cooker, printed tea towel, how to print on a tea towel, hand printed dish cloth, printing on fabric tutorial, cheap gift idea for grandparents, easy homemade gift to post


Hand printed tea towels make special gifts which can be easily posted to a grandparent or friend who doesn't live nearby. The printing process is cheap and easy and can be done with kids of all ages.

Time: 1 hour
Age: Any Age
Level: Medium

Materials
Polystyrene tray and ballpoint pen to make print block
Blank tea towel
Fabric paint
Paint roller



hand printed tea towel, tea towel hanging on cooker, printed tea towel, how to print on a tea towel, hand printed dish cloth, printing on fabric tutorial, cheap gift idea for grandparents, easy homemade gift to post
Blank tea towels can be bought cheaply online or from a print shop


Method
Make a print pad by cutting a square from a polystyrene food tray and scoring an image with a ballpoint pen. Click here to see a tutorial.



homemade stencil for printing, homemade print pad, styrofoam print stencil, pineapple print, polystyrene pen print
We re-used our polystyrene pineapple stencil for our tea towel print


Apply fabric paint to the print pad with a paint roller.



homemade stencil for printing, homemade print pad, styrofoam print stencil, pineapple print, polystyrene pen print


Press the print pad on to the tea towel and lift up.
Repeat with the same print pad or different print pads. You could use the same colour or make variations of similar shades like we did.



homemade stencil for printing, homemade print pad, styrofoam print stencil, pineapple print, polystyrene pen print
We used different shades of green and blue by mixing up blue, green, yellow, black and white fabric paint


Allow the fabric paint to dry.
Put a piece of paper over the finished tea towel and iron for several minutes to fix the fabric paint.



hand printed tea towel, tea towel hanging on cooker, printed tea towel, how to print on a tea towel, hand printed dish cloth, printing on fabric tutorial, cheap gift idea for grandparents, easy homemade gift to post
Iron the print to set the fabric paint


The tea towel can now be used, washed and ironed as usual.



hand printed tea towel, tea towel hanging on cooker, printed tea towel, how to print on a tea towel, hand printed dish cloth, printing on fabric tutorial, cheap gift idea for grandparents, easy homemade gift to post
Hand printed tea towel


Older kids could also try lino printing.

Why not make a pretty gift box, gift bag or wrapping paper for your tea towel gift? You could also make a greeting card or gift tag to go with it.

Categories
#Medium
#Under 5s
#5 to 10s
#Over 10s
#Any age
#Fabric
#Tea towel
#Gift idea
#Printing
#Paint
#Mothers Day
#Christmas present
I like this Article - 10
[ print friendly ]
More Articles by Jane
Here's how to create your own paper plate barometer or weather chart
11 likes
Here's a quick, cheap and easy activity for a rainy day
11 likes
This robot card is fun to make and is an ideal birthday card or Father's Day card
8 likes
Have fun creating your own explorer kit and going on a bug hunt in your garden or local park
13 likes
Create an easy heart shaped bookmark out of red felt for a loved one
9 likes
Create your own galactic glow decorations
9 likes
view all articles by Jane
Articles by Jane on Other Hubs
Does your child create lots of artwork at kindy, school or at home? What do you do with it and h...
1084 views
A woodland theme is great for creating a gender-neutral kids' bedroom or playroom that works for a w...
8 likes
Baby wipes are great at removing all sorts of marks and stains from walls or carpets
211 views
If you're looking for a baby carrier which is comfortable, lightweight and versatile, check out ...
365 views
ID: 2317
[ Submit a Comment ]
Love this! Will definitely be doing this for xmas gifts!
Trending Articles
Perfect for all ages
12 likes
Although you may buy a lot of educational toys for your child and try spending time with him/her as ...
11 likes
Using natural materials from your backyard is a great way to get kids connected with nature and ...
11 likes
A pocket sized native koala is the perfect gift for international friends or family members
by Lucy
11 likes
These art candles are fun and easy to make and make a perfect Mother's Day gift! Fingerprint flowers...
10 likes
Recycle, craft and plant all in one! These fun egg head people can be as simple or as elaborate as y...
10 likes
Add a little dazzle and sparkle to your fridge with some glitter peg magnets
9 likes
May the 4th has been dubbed as Star Wars day
9 likes
Children have always been fascinated with farms and the various animals that can be found on them, a...
7 likes
Have fun decorating a terracotta pot with paint and Sharpie pens
by Jane
6 likes
Categories
Under 5s (563)
Any Age (375)
Over 10s (372)
Baby (11)
Links (1)
Easy (775)
Medium (228)
Hard (36)
Featured on Other Hubs
Trending on Other Hubs
8 likes
According to modern day science, zero calorie food means that the amount of energy spent in digestin...
17 likes
 
Copyright 2012,2013,2014,2015 On Topic Media PTY LTD. ABN 18113479226. mobile version