Thanksgiving is next week! Oh, this year is going by so fast. With the holidays coming, there is always so much more cooking and baking going on. I know the more time I spend in the kitchen, the more dish towels I use. Here is a fun project to dress up those plain dish towels and make them a little more festive for this holiday season.
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HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED
- Dish Towel
- Paint & Paint Brush
- Vinyl (I used Orange, Black, Lime-Tree Green, Purple, and Gold)
- Mod Podge (Optional)
- Transfer Tape
- Weeding Tool
- Electronic cutter (cricut explore, silhouette or other cutter)
- Cut File – Eat Drink Be Thankful BA2043 (available for free in my resource library)
Here is what you do:
Cut out your vinyl with your electronic cutter. Peel out the reverse image so you are left with a stencil to paint. Use transfer tape to apply the vinyl to the towel. It might take some time to get it to stick. *Quick Tip* Use a piece of transfer tape that has already been used or lightly rub a t-shirt on a new piece to remove some of the tackiness. This will help make transferring the vinyl to the fabric a bit easier.
The towel I used was textured, so to help stop paint from bleeding through the stencil, I first applied a coat of Mod Podge.
After the Mod Podge dries, carefully paint all of the words. I just used acrylic paint.
Carefully remove the vinyl stencil. I wanted the “BE” to stand out a little more, so I cut out the stencil and peeled away the B and E instead of the frame. Then, I placed it on the towel and painted the letters brown.
Now, I have a cute dish towel that is perfect for Thanksgiving.