Can you believe it is almost the end of 2017? Thanksgiving is over and Christmas is upon us. If you are looking for quick, cheap and easy ways to bring the holidays into your home these Christmas Kitchen Towels are perfect. With only costing $4 for four towels you can gift them and make some for yourself.
TOOLS FOR CHRISTMAS KITCHEN TOWELS
SUPPLIES FOR CHRISTMAS KITCHEN TOWELS
- Preferred stencil material – I used freezer paper and contact paper
- Flour sack towels
- Fabric paint in various colors – I used Fabric Creations and Martha Stewart paint.
- Pouncers or small paint brush
*I washed and ironed my towels. The towels do shrink about 5 inches so it may make a difference in sizing and placement of the stencil. It is pretty much impossible to get the wrinkles completely out, but I tried my best.
STEPS TO MAKE CHRISTMAS KITCHEN TOWELS
Step 1) I created four festive stencils with my Silhouette Cameo. Click on each image below to download the JPG (personal use only).
I was able to use freezer paper for a couple of the stencils. I prefer to use freezer paper when stenciling on fabric. Freezer paper works awesome because the shiny side of the paper, when ironed, adheres very well to the fabric creating a tight seal. And bonus it’s cheaper than vinyl. Note, stencils on freezer paper work best with clean, straighter lines. Curvy lines and script fonts do not cut as well on the freezer paper. For the curvy images I used contact paper for the stencil.
If you choose to use freezer paper place the shiny side of the freezer paper face down on the cutting mat. I used the settings: blade depth 1, speed 10 and thickness 22. Once the stencil is cut, remove the freezer paper from the cutting mat. Most of the insides of the stencil will remain on the cutting mat. Next I centered the stencil and used an iron to press the freezer paper to the fabric. Then using a weeding tool, tooth pic or wooden skewer remove the insides of the stencil and place in their correct letters. Again press the iron on top of these pieces to adhere to the freezer paper. I recommend pressing the iron down and not a back and forth motion as this can cause the little pieces to move. Step 2) Now that the stencil is ready, grab your painting supplies.Using a pouncer or flat end paint brush I applied paint to the stencil. Blot excess paint off and apply paint with an up and down blotting motion.This helps to prevent any bleeding under the stencil. I allowed this to dry then I touched up a second coat. Once completely dry remove the stencil. I repeated this for all four towels.