Post by Morgan & Carrie of Ampersand Design Studio
Hi everyone! It’s Morgan & Carrie from Ampersand Design Studio here and we’ve got a really fun kids craft project to share with you today: Hand-Printed Tea Towels! We had the absolute pleasure to host a Mom’s Night Out workshop at Studio Nod in Chicago, but just in case you couldn’t be there, we thought we’d share the craft tutorial with you right here! We’re going to walk you through the super-easy steps to hand print your own tea towels! Using your choice of colors of fabric paint and tea towels, you can easily make your own custom design! Let’s do it!
Here are the supplies you’ll need:
- White Tea Towel
- Rubber Carving Block
- Fabric Paint
- Foam Brush
Step 1: First, use the scissors to cut out shapes from the rubber carving block. The shapes can be anything you want! You can cut lots of different shapes or just one and repeat it over and over. The possibilities are endless!
Step 2: Use the foam brush to paint one side of your rubber shape.
Step 3: Press the painted side of your shape onto the tea towel. Once it is positioned, make sure to press down on all sides to ensure an even transfer.
Step 4: Repeat! That’s all there is to it! Pick another shape…or the same shape…a new paint color…or repeat the same! The shapes can overlap or never touch. Play around with what you like best!
See! It’s easy, right? We sure hope you have fun with this! Grab some friends and put together your own craft night! Tag @thelandofnod so we can see what you come up with!
(All photos above by Kyndall Durkee)
Ampersand Design Studio specializes in surface pattern design, identity design and stationery products, with clients in the home décor, fashion and baby and kids industries. Their clients include respected big names like Land of Nod, Tiny Prints, Papyrus, Minted and Giggle, as well as great small, local businesses around the country, including cafés, bakeries, wineries, photo studios and fashion boutiques.