With Thanksgiving right around the corner I thought I would try making some Handmade Tea Towels stamped with leaves as a hostess gift. Whether you decide to use them for spilled milk or for serving your favorite tea, you can never have enough of these handy little towels.
I decided leaves would be the perfect stamp for Thanksgiving as I love the wonder of nature.
Simply coat your leaf with paint, wipe off any big globs by stamping a piece of paper first. If you like the way it looks you are ready to stamp your towel. Place the leaf on your towel, and apply a little bit of pressure so that the paint sinks in.
If your stamp leaves to much white space on the towel, you can fill it in with a paintbrush, you can also do the same if too much color showes up using a white marker.
Next I grabbed my alphabet stencil and fabric marker and traced the word thankful.
This is a great project to do with any plain dishtowels or tablecloths and makes the perfect hostess gift. You could also create patterns on a tablecloth to complement your dishes, get creative and have fun!
Speaking of Thankful, I am pretty darn thankful to meet up with Vanessa from At The Picket Fence this week. What an amazing person with a heart of gold, funny, loving, warm and beautiful! After almost 4 years of being blogging buddies it was so wonderful to finally meet her in person and give her a great big hug, thank you for your friendship Vanessa! Hopefully I will see you at SNAP!