I love using flour sack towels in the kitchen — I appreciate their lack of leftover lint on dishes, and they dry items amazingly! They also make a wonderful, big, blank canvas. Sticking with the simplest of materials — a sheet of foam and paint — the towels can easily be changed from plain to modern and chic. The design and color options are endless! They can be customized to match anyone’s taste.
Now they don’t just do the hard work, they look good too.
Draw your designs and then cut them out.
To make the foam cut out a stamp, cut a smaller foam piece and stick it to the backside of the stamp like a little handle. If you are planning on keeping the stamp long term, you can glue it to a piece of cardboard or mat board. If by chance you have a stamp base, it can be used as well. Just add a couple rolled pieces of tape to the backside of the foam piece and stick it down.
After loading the stamp up with paint, start stamping the towels.
You can be as structured or laid-back as you prefer. For the zigzags and scalloped lines, I eye-balled the spacing. For the x’s I measured more accurately. For the dots, I just went for a random pattern — if you’re in a hurry, stick with the dots! : )
The examples shown here feature bold black & white prints, but you could use whatever color scheme you like. That big blank canvas is irresistible!
Once the stamping is complete, allow the paint to fully dry.
This project really fills a new-home-goods-itch. Plus, it’s so fun and easy, you’ll keep thinking of other items you can add patterns to. In fact, this technique would be amazing on a baby blanket — especially those big white swaddling blankets. Adorable.
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Created by Amy Christie for Design Mom.