After the long, cold winter, everyone is looking forward to spring! The snow banks are getting smaller, the birds are chirping and bright spring colors are back. I wanted to bring a little bit of spring into my kitchen, so I decided to make some spring dish towels by stamping colorful flour sack towels with metallic gold flowers. I am going to hang these towels in my kitchen and make more of them to give as gifts!
The supplies needed are colorful dish towels, a cardboard tube, scissors, metallic gold fabric paint, paint brush, hot glue gun and a paper plate. You can purchase colorful dish towels if you are able to find the colors you want. I dyed white flour sack towels using fabric dye. Prewash the dish towels, without fabric softener, before adding fabric paint.
Cut a cardboard tube into sections and shape the sections into petals. Arrange the petals into a flower on a flat surface. Glue the petals together where they touch, making sure that the bottom edges of the flower stays flat so that the stamp will be even. Pour fabric paint onto the paper plate and spread it out with the brush.
Dip the flower stamp into the paint and press it onto the fabric. Continue dipping the stamp into the paint and stamping the fabric, adding more paint to the plate when necessary.
For this dish towel, I grouped several flowers, close together in one corner and then slowly spaced them apart as I moved away from the corner.
The flowers were more randomly placed on this towel. For another dish towel, I made rows of flowers. Try making a few of the flowers only partially on the towel. Use a brush dipped in the fabric paint to fill in any areas that didn’t get enough paint.
Allow the paint to dry according to the instructions on the bottle. The fabric paint I used says that it needs to dry flat for 4 hours and can be washed after 72 hours. Fold the spring dish towels with metallic gold flowers and add a matching ribbon to give them as a gift!