How to Make a Stenciled Tea Towel in Minutes

This easy stenciled tea towel makes a perfect, personalized gift.

Stenciled Tea Towel With Coffee Pot Icon Beside Coffee and Bagels

Stenciled Tea Towel

The Crafty Lumberjacks share a quick how-to for an easy stenciled tea towel. To make, you will need: a stencil of your choice, tea towel, fabric paint, spray adhesive, stencil brush, paint tray and a piece of craft paper.

From: HGTV Handmade

Photo by: Cassidy Garcia

Cassidy Garcia

Gussy up a basic tea towel with this super-quick, step-by-step stenciling technique by HGTV Handmade’s Crafty Lumberjacks. Guaranteed to be your next go-to gift, this stenciled tea towel can be made in just five easy steps with a handful of crafting supplies.

Stenciling 101 08:08

The Crafty Lumberjacks show you how to stencil like a pro.

Materials + Tools

  • spray adhesive
  • piece of craft paper
  • paint tray

Stencil a Tea Towel in Five Steps

For this project, the Crafty Lumberjacks use a homemade stencil, but any purchased stencil will work for this craft. Start by placing your stencil on a piece of craft paper and applying a thin coat of spray adhesive to one side (Image 1). Take the sticky side of the stencil and place it firmly on the tea towel (Image 2). Next, add a small amount of fabric paint to a tray. Dip a stencil brush lightly into the fabric paint and use a repetitive, tapping motion to remove any excess (Image 3). Tip: Stenciling is a dry brush technique and requires very little paint. Apply light layers of paint onto the stencil starting with the edges and ending in the center (Image 4). Repeat several times for an even coat. Once it is completely dry, slowly peel the stencil from the tea towel (Image 5).

Craft this stenciled tea towel for a quick, personalized gift or make a few as a matching set.

Stenciled Tea Towel With Coffee Pot Icon Beside Coffee and Bagels

Stenciled Tea Towel

The Crafty Lumberjacks share a quick how-to for an easy stenciled tea towel. To make, you will need: a stencil of your choice, tea towel, fabric paint, spray adhesive, stencil brush, paint tray and a piece of craft paper.

From: HGTV Handmade

Photo by: Cassidy Garcia

Cassidy Garcia

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