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DIY Painted Tea Towels

Flour sack towels are very useful in the kitchen and so easy to customize. These painted tea towels are very fun to paint and can be painted with a variety of colors to match the kitchen decor or your favorite colors. 

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diy painted tea towel
When I got married 12 years ago (how it has been that long I can't figure out!!), a few sweet people gifted us hand embroidered tea towels. They have been loved and used, but after 12 years, they're much use shows with holes and many stains. When I saw that JOANN carries plain flour sack towels, I immediately had a fun idea.  

watercolor flour sack towel tutorial
 I wanted to keep it simple. With this winter weather, I've been yearning for some warmth and colors. So, colors was where I was going to do. I love watercolor and thought it'd be fun to try to mimic it on these towels.
colorful kitchen towels
I decided to do freestyle painting and picked my favorite colors. 

DIY Painted Tea Flour Sack Tow els


Supplies:

Step 1: Mix Paint

You don't need any special paints, I've learned over the years of doing the laundry that acrylic craft paint is painfully not washable. So pick your colors and mix one drop of water with each color. You don't want it to watery but enough to make it more liquid.  I wanted to do a variety of tones in each colors. 
folk art acrylic paint

Step 2: Paint

I wanted simple paint strokes with the colors with their respective colors. I did the pinks/oranges first, two rows. I then moved on to painting two rows of yellow, then greens then blue. 
step 2 paint wide brush on tea towel
rainbow color tea towel

Step 3: Wash

Wash in the wash as normal and it will come out softer and looks even more like watercolor. 
tea towel colorful patternscolorful rainbow flour sack towels
I did 3 designs total and loved how each one turns out. You can do so many things. 
painted kitchen towels
You can do so many different designs and a variety color combination to match your decoration or to match your favorite colors. 
diy flour sack towels watercolor painted


DIY painted flour sack towels

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