DIY Hand-Stamped Tea Towels – Teacher Holiday Gifts

“So….,” says Steve with studied casualness, “Um, I noticed a lot of new towels in our house…?”

My awesome hubby gets a lot of points for calmly observing many the craft obsession. Dozens of beaded snowflakes? Check! Table full of dip-painted utensils? Check! Washing machine filled with felting? Check! He rarely seems phased, so I know this must look particularly strange.

I’m stamping tea towels to give as holiday gifts for our teachers and coworkers this year. And there are a lot of them!

DIY Hand-Stamped Tea Towels | Jewels at Home

Supplies:

Instructions:

  • Prewash and iron the dish towels
  • For the stamps, spread some ink on a plate or flat surface, spread it with the brayer, and then roll onto your stamp and stamp the fabric
  • For the cookie cutters, you can dip the cookie cutter into the paint directly
DIY Hand-Stamped Tea Towels | Jewels at Home

Fun citrus print! I made this stamp by sticking adhesive foam to the wooden block from another stamp. I spread the paint onto a flat surface with a brayer and then rolled it on to the stamp.

DIY Hand-Stamped Tea Towels | Jewels at Home

  • Hang the towels to dry. This drying rack came in handy!

DIY Hand-Stamped Tea Towels | Jewels at Home

DIY Hand-Stamped Tea Towels | Jewels at Home

DIY Hand-Stamped Tea Towels | Jewels at Home

  • I read a lot of ideas about how to heat set the paints to make the colors last. I ended up letting them air dry for several days, running the towels on the hottest setting in my dryer for an hour and then ironing to finish them. I tried using the oven to heat set, because the ironing was so tedious, but a few towels got scorched, so I would try that with caution.

DIY Hand-Stamped Tea Towels | Jewels at Home

DIY Hand-Stamped Tea Towels | Jewels at Home

DIY Hand-Stamped Tea Towels | Jewels at Home

DIY Hand-Stamped Tea Towels | Jewels at Home

DIY Hand-Stamped Tea Towels | Jewels at Home

DIY Hand-Stamped Tea Towels | Jewels at Home
DIY Hand-Stamped Tea Towels | Jewels at Home

DIY Hand-Stamped Tea Towels | Jewels at Home

DIY Hand-Stamped Tea Towels | Jewels at Home

DIY Hand-Stamped Tea Towels | Jewels at Home

I love how our new towels look in our new kitchen!
DIY Hand-Stamped Tea Towels | Jewels at Home

Look who joined in the fun!
DIY Hand-Stamped Tea Towels | Jewels at Home

And off we went to play Santa!
DIY Hand-Stamped Tea Towels | Jewels at Home

I’d love to try some more designs soon. Check out these other cute stamps from Yellow Owl Workshop!

Yellow Owl Workshop Mushroom Snail Stamp Set
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Yellow Owl Workshop Apple Honeybee Stamp Set

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Yellow Owl Workshop Le Menu Stamp Kit
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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

“Jewels”

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