DIY Heart Stamp Tea Towels [tutorial]

I usually don’t go crazy decorating my home with Valentine’s Day decor, not that I don’t love the holiday, it just seems to come and go so quickly!  Most of the time, I’ll hang up a sweet Valentine’s wreath and call it a day, but this year I went a tiny bit further…I absolutely love the raw, organic look of hand stamped tea towels, but they can get a little pricey to purchase.  Seems crazy once you realize how easy and fun they are to make!

I created these beautiful heart printed tea towels for Valentine’s Day, using a little fabric paint and a super simple heart stamp made from a wine cork!

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DIY Heart Stamp Tea Towels [tutorial]

GATHER UP:

  • flour sack towels (available at most kitchen supply shops)
  • Americana So Soft fabric paint, any two colors (I used Bright Coral & Glorious Gold)
  • one wine cork
  • one small piece of thin foam or sponge

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METHOD:

Cut your foam (or sponge) into a simple heart shape…

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Use a dab of hot glue to secure your foam heart to the bottom of a wine cork…

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There you have it, a reusable heart stamp!

Next, prepare your towel to be stamped.  Place a piece of cardboard between the towel and your work surface (to prevent any bleed through).

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Next, dip your heart stamp into your first fabric paint color…

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Lightly press the heart stamp onto your tea towel, continue to stamp multiple hearts in the first color…

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Next, clean the first color off your stamp, then dip the heart stamp into the second paint color.  Add more hearts to your towel…

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Allow paint to dry for about an hour…

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There you have it, your very own hand stamped heart tea towels!

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So sweet & simple =)

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While your at it, make up some of these sweet Valentine’s Day treats too!

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