If you’re looking for something a little artsy to do for autumn, but you aren’t exactly an expert crafter, these leaf DIY stamped tea towels will be right up your alley.

 

They take a matter of minutes to complete, so they’re an easy activity to do with the kids. Plus, in the end, you’ll have a stylish kitchen accent or a thoughtful handmade gift for birthdays, housewarmings, the holidays, weddings and more.

DIY Stamped Tea Towels | RubberStamps.com

DIY Stamped Tea Towels | RubberStamps.com

But, what we really love about this project is that it works well all year long just by switching out different rubber stamps for a change in pattern. Plus, you can make it even more personable with a custom stamp!

Supplies:

DIY Stamped Tea Towels | RubberStamps.com

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  • Fabric paint
  • Tea Towel
  • Paint brush or sponge
  • Cardboard or other tabletop surface protection

Instructions:

1. Pre-wash and dry the tea towel. Place it down flat with a piece of cardboard underneath to protect your tabletop surface.

2. Spread a layer of fabric paint onto the stamp with a brush or sponge, making sure all of the rubber is covered. We used Tulip® Soft® Fabric Paint, which dries soft for more flexibility and is machine washable.

DIY Stamped Tea Towels | RubberStamps.com

3. Stamp onto the towel using firm pressure.

DIY Stamped Tea Towels | RubberStamps.com

4. Add as many different impressions and/or paint colors as you wish until you’re satisfied with the pattern. Allow your stamped tea towels to dry flat for at least four hours.

DIY Stamped Tea Towels | RubberStamps.com

The Tulip® brand of fabric paint requires 72 hours of wait time before washing is allowed, but be sure to check your specific brand’s instructions.

DIY Stamped Tea Towels | RubberStamps.com

This project is interchangeable with variety of textile items — try stamping on aprons, t-shirts, bags, scarves and more. The options are endless!

DIY Stamped Tea Towels | RubberStamps.com

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