DIY Craft - Dog Breed Tea Towel
I wanted to create a DIY for the home that wouldn’t take all day to make. Trust me, I’ve been at the wrong end of the grocery list before; your time is precious. These DIY Dog Tea Towels are the perfect pop of pretty and fun for your kitchen or table (for that matter, so is pie—pie is always pretty and fun) and they’re quick to complete. We’ve even designed the stencils for you. Simply print, cut, and paint, and you’ll have these babies finished in no time flat. If you’re looking for a hostess gift, these are sure to please! They’ll make for some interesting table conversations and they’re a lovely little reminder of how much our furry friends fill our hearts with unconditional love every single day. Let’s get started!
• Solid White Tea Towels
• Dog Stencil (Get the free stencil download at moderndogmagazine.com/teatowelstencil)
• Scissors or X-Acto Knife
• Non-Toxic Craft Paint (Martha Stewart works great!)
• Sponge or Paint Brush
• Paper & Printer
HANDY PREPPING TIPS If your tea towels are a tad on the wrinkly side, give them a quick steam or iron. You may find it helpful to lay your tea towel on a flat surface with paper or another piece of fabric underneath to prevent any paint from bleeding through onto your table.
STEP 1 Download and print your dog stencil (find them at moderndogmagazine.com/teatowelstencil), then use scissors or a X-Acto knife to cut out the inside of the stencil.
STEP 2 Place the stencil on top of your tea towel. Using your brush or sponge, fill in the stencil with paint.
STEP 3 Carefully lift the stencil straight up and let dry. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you have completed your design.
STEP 4 “Heat set” the paint once it is dry by ironing the back of the fabric or placing in the dryer to tumble. The paint should be permanently set after that.
FREE STENCIL DOWNLOADS Dachshund and Chihuahua Stencil: moderndogmagazine.com/teatowelstencil