How to Make a Modern Stamped Tea Towel

It's fun and easy to add unique patterns to simple white tea towels. The possibilities are endless with the craft and you only need a few basic supplies.

Hand-Stamped Patterned Towels

Hand-Stamped Patterned Towels

Add a pretty cloth napkin or tea towel to dress up your breakfast in bed tray.

Photo by: Rennai Hoefer, Ten22 Studio

Rennai Hoefer, Ten22 Studio

Version 1 Materials

  • white tea towel
  • black fabric paint
  • plastic fork
DIY Stamped Tea Towel

DIY Stamped Tea Towel

Dip the back of the plastic fork into the paint and create a modern pattern on the tea towel.

Photo by: Rennai Hoefer, Ten22 Studio

Rennai Hoefer, Ten22 Studio

Preparation // Version 1

Simply dip the back of the plastic fork into the paint and create this modern pattern on the tea towel. Practice a few times on a paper towel before you start stamping on the towel. Once the pattern is complete, allow to fully dry before using.

Version 2 Materials

  • white tea towel
  • black fabric paint
  • potato
  • knife
DIY Stamped Tea Towel

DIY Stamped Tea Towel

Materials needed to make a stamped tea towel.

Photo by: Rennai Hoefer, Ten22 Studio

Rennai Hoefer, Ten22 Studio

Preparation // Version 2

Cut a potato in half and then carve a triangle shape (or whatever shape you desire) out of one half.

DIY Stamped Tea Towel

DIY Stamped Tea Towel

Cut a potato in half and then carve a triangle shape out of one half.

Photo by: Rennai Hoefer, Ten22 Studio

Rennai Hoefer, Ten22 Studio

Then, simply dip the stamp in paint and stamp on the towel to create the pattern. Allow the towel to fully dry before using.

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