DIY Tea Towels by a Cuteness Lover

Monday, July 28, 2014

I met Hannah May last September, and we haven't really talked much that evening - well, she did most of it actually, because she had spent a semester in Finland and we were yet to experience it (naturally, everyone's super worried when they're moving to such a cold country in the winter!). However, we did become friends on Facebook and started following each other on Instagram, so I discovered that we're sort of soul sisters because we share endless love for all the things cute, beautiful mugs, Scandinavian design, Moomins and coffee. She is also a passionate traveller, just like me, but unlike me, she's all into crafts, and I feel that I shouldn't even try, because I'm so clumsy and have no sense of making anything. So today I'm sharing a super easy DIY I found on Hannah's blog, and it actually looks like something even I could do, so it's been on my to-do list for a while now. 




1. Wash and cut your potato in half. Your potatoes might be wet, so dry them off thoroughly.
2. Trace out the design you want and start whittling away.
3. Squeeze some paint onto your surface/palette.
4. Apply the fabric paint to your stamp, and stamp onto some scratch paper/newspaper, just so you know what your design will look like and to also remove any excess paint.


5. When you're happy with your design, you can start stamping on your tea towel. 
6. Place some newspaper/scratch paper under the towel so that it doesn't bleed out and damage your surface.
7. Stamp firmly, wiggle left, right up and down.


8. Let dry for 24-48 hours (Hannah dried hers for 2 days) 
9. Place a piece of cloth over the design and iron over the surface, in order to heat set the design. Then, turn it over and iron the backside.


10. Wash the towels!
11. Finished!

The same stamping can be applied to a bunch of other things as well. If you try it, please let me know how it turned out! :) 

You may want to hop over to Hannah's blog, where you can read about a California girl's impressions of living in Europe, as well as her life back in Cali and trips to NYC. And as I said, she's a DIY girl, so get some ideas from her - you won't find any on my blog :)) 

Are you a DIY lover, or do you prefer getting your things in a store?

Have a nice week! Tihana

6 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness these are adorable! What a fun DIY!

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    1. And so easy, right! Well, at least it looks easy, I'm hoping for the best! :)

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  2. aww! so sweet of you to post this!!!! <3 <3 <3 hope all is well :)

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    1. :)) thank you for the interesting idea!

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  3. Super je ovo :) to smo u osnovnoj školi radili kao žig ali na papiru. Super fora. Meni je tata izdubio s onom ručkicom kao uredski žig. Naljepši krumpir u razredu i sjećam se da je bio u obliku srca. Živio tatin DIY :D

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    1. Haha, bravo za tatu! Ja ovo nisam nikad radila, naše školske kreativnosti su završavale na ogrlicama od makarona, a izgleda jednostavno (mora da jeste kad ste radili u osnovnoj :D). Jedva čekam da nađem vremena da probam :)

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