Lately, I’ve been on this tangent, trying to incorporate as many beautifully kid-crafted things into my home decor as possible. I sincerely believe that our homes become more lovely when we welcome the work of our children into them and we also encourage our budding artists to express themselves creatively.
The idea that I’m sharing with you today was inspired by our very own Jill who sent me an email awhile ago saying she loved crafts made from kids’ artwork. So today we’re doing just that, transferring children’s dreamy doodles onto tea towels and I think the results are lovely enough to give out as gifts.
Ready to make some? Great!
Here’s what you will need:
Iron and Ironing Board
Solid Colored Tea Towel
With the wax side facing down have your little doodler sketch something. The simpler the better so if your artist tends to add lost of detail, ask them to just draw a few basic shapes like a star or hearts or even squares and triangles. You can have them doodle several little sketches and then choose the one that would most easily cut-out since you will be making a stencil out of your Freezer Paper.
Pour a little fabric paint in a shallow container and have your little crafter paint onto the stencil. Be sure to place a newspaper or paper bag under the fabric (then remove promptly when finished painting) so that it doesn’t leak through onto anything. Paint all inside the hollowed-out part of the stencil until you’ve covered the stencil openings and you’e finished.
There you have it! A beautiful doodle made into a beautiful towel!
Thanks Caroline! I’m so excited to see you turn this idea into one even more kid focused! It’s a work of art!
These would make wonderful Mother’s Day gifts too.