I got the idea for this from a magazine, Simply Homemade, where they had produced a table cloth, napkins and a window blind, none of which I need at the moment, but I always need cute new tea towels! The stamps are from Molly Blooms, a fun range of totally cute stamps!
I started off with a plain white cotton tea towel, I have a few of these plain tea towels for decorating, washed and dried.
|This was ironed, but the boys were 'helping' so it got creased!|
Finding the middle of each side I used the bunting stamp and black stamping ink to create a border of bunting around the edges.
|I just love StazOn ink! Works on everything|
Be careful not to smudge the ink, I worked left to right to minimise any contact with wet ink.
|Love the detail on this stamp!|
With the tea towel folded in half I stamped 3 cup cakes on each side, using the bunting as an approximate guide for spacing, make sure you press down firmly to ensure a good stamped image.
|Try to press down firmly and evenly|
Once all the ink was dry, I mixed some fabric paints to create some fun, bright summery colours, grabbed a handful of teeny tiny paint brushes an set to painting.
|You only need a little paint, and can match it to your decor!|
I did one bunting flag at a time from each strip of bunting, all the blue, and then pink and so on, again working left to right to allow the paint time to dry.
|How fun is this bunting looking?|
Once all the bunting was painted, I then painted the cup cakes.
|Couldn't you just eat one right now?!|
I left the paint to dry, then ironed it on a low setting, and ta-da I have a gorgeous bunting tea towel!
The possibilities for using stamped images for creating home wares and decorations is limitless, next I’m going to knock up a few pot holders to go with the tea towel.
|Hanging on my oven door, sooo cute!|
Have you used stamps to make some thing for your home?