Published on October 31st, 2014 | by Kristen Swain0
Leaf Stamped Kitchen Towels
Happy Halloween! I have really enjoyed all the spooky treats and frightful decor I’ve been making to share with you.
I’m ready to start on fall now!
Crisp air, the bluest skies, and the most gorgeous colors on the trees.
I love fall.
I love seeing the colors leading up to the big hurrah of color.
Then, so quickly, they are gone.
I love to add some of that color around the house.
I find it very hard to put things in the kitchen, but these Leaf Stamped Kitchen Towels are perfect.
First, I love the colors in the paint I used. But they are nice towels too, and you can use them without having a panic at what they cost.
I used flour sack towels that came in a pack of five for about $5.
In fact, I cut them in half after I opened them up and saw how big they are. Then, I just ran a quick seam down the cut edge.
You could leave them, as well, as they don’t seem to unravel a huge amount.
Gather your fabric paint. I really like my Yudu paints (which are now being discontinued), but you could use any brand of fabric paint.
I also used a stamp by Tattered Angels. Again, you don’t have to use the stamp I used, but you could even do this with either a plastic leaf, or a few real leaves found out in the yard.
Blob a few colors out onto a paper plate.
Then use a thin brush to dab the paint onto the stamp.
I loved the variety of colors I got in each leaf.
Yes. it was a bit blobby looking.
But, I liked that.
Continue stamping all over, moving the stamp around to get a different look.
Not only is this beautiful for the kitchen. But imagine a whole tablecoth, napkins, or even placemats stamped with these beautiful leaf images.
You could even buy these flour sack towels, cut and re-hem them for napkins. Very inexpensive for Thanksgiving!
Aren’t they lovely?