Sadly this is the last project in our July 4th DIY Craft series.
As we recap; here’s a quick list of all the great DIY crafts we’ve completed.
- Series #1 Patriotic Word Printable post
- Series #2 Wooden blocks with Inspirational Patirotic Words and Phrases
- Series #3 Framed bunting image + mini cards printable
- Series #4 Wooden Stars
- Series #5 Patriotic Printables
- Series #6 Palette Wood Flag
- Series #7 Painted Canning Jar Lanterns
The 8th project is reuseable year after year and is a perfect “jazz-up decoration” for the bathroom or kitchen.
A tea towel gift is:
- a perfect thank you or teacher gift
Make up several and keep them on hand for those little “emergency” gift needs. The design or pattern can be anything from easter eggs… to hearts… to pumpkins …to Christmas trees. The ideas are endless.
I used a white cotton tea towel but feel free to repurpose an old fabric napkin (shop in the linen closet for that napkin that has a stain you can’t get rid of or that “lone” napkin that doesn’t match any of the others)
- Cotton Tea Towel (any Size) – or – repurpose an old fabric napkin (any color)
- Fabric paint or Permanent Stamp Ink
- Star shaped Sponge, Stencil, or Stamp
- Scrap cardboard
- Wash and iron a cotton tea towel
- Stencil, paint or stamp the star(s) on the bottom of the tea towel (Use this pattern to cut out or stencil the star)
Tip: for a more visual appeal, stamp or paint in a random pattern
- Once paint is dry, follow the manufacturer’s directions for curing the paint
- Add embellishments
As I always say…use what you have; you may be surprised how super cute something will turn out by shopping in your home
- Make and take as a hostess gift to take to the neighborhood BBQ
- Make and take to a nursing home friend or family member
- Use colored tea towels and stamp or stencil with white paint or ink
- Hang the tea towel in the kitchen or the bathroom to add a sense of patriotism
- Instead of using a tea towel decorate a bunting banner, pillow sham(s), curtains, table cloth, table runner or even burlap
- Instead of stars, be creative and think of other shapes and holiday icons
Now that you have completed the projects, which one was your favorite?
What inspires you?
What other DIY projects did you complete in preparation for 4th of July?
I am excited to see what you have completed. Don’t forget to share the images and project links with everyone.
Tweet or Instagram your projects. Tweet your projects using #tth4thofjuly
Thanks again for sticking with me on my first series. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.
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