DIY Stamped Tea Towels

DIY Stamped Tea TowelsOne of the biggest motivations for the new Damask Love was the “rebranding” that would come along with a new site, new logo and new mission. Most of you probably found me because of all my handmade card posts. I’m still a card making  machine, but a ton of my projects fall outside of that category. There is just so much to do with all of your crafting supplies…why stop with cards, right!?

Why stamp on paper when you can stamp on …tea towels? Yeah –  you heard me – tea towels. By simply replacing that cardstock with a floursack towel, you can make a pretty impressive piece of artwork for your kitchen!

1) Clear & Simple Hybrid Ink in Perfect Little Black Dress – this stuff is great for stamping on fabric

2) Stamps of your choice….keep scrolling for a complete list of the stamps I used for my towels

3) Floursack Tea Towels  (I purchased mine at Target for $4.99 for a package of 4)

*TIP* Wash your tea towels before stamping on them. This will help the ink make a permanent bond with the fabric by removing any of the sizing or other treatments on the towels. 

Honestly, I didn’t even need this graphic for explaining the “how-to” of this project, but since I took the photo – I figured I should use it! Basically, stamp on the towel just as you would on paper!

*IMPORTANT* After stamping the towels, allow them to set overnight then go over all the stamped areas with a hot iron. This will set the ink allowing you to wash them without worries!

Mason Jar DIY Stamped Tea Towels

Well Preserved Jars: Medium | Well Preserved Jars: Small | Perfect Harvest Too | Haute Red Couture | Golden Tiara | Orange You Fabulous | Purplelicious | Maroon MavenKraft Like a Rockstar Green

Apple Mason Jar Stamped Tea Towels

Well Preserved Jars: Large | Perfect Harvest Too | Perfect Harvest Sentiments | Green with Envy | Dare to be a Diva Red | Golden TiaraKraft Like a Rockstar Green

Label Frame DIY Stamped Tea Towels

Perfect Harvest Too | Label Frames 1 | Maroon MavenKraft Like a Rockstar Green | Orange You Fabulous | You’re a Natural Darling | Golden Tiara

Trio of DIY Stamped Tea Towels

Craftroom-Announcements

    • THERE’S MORE! These stamped towels are just the beginning! Be sure to come back on Wednesday to see how I packaged these and combined them with a few other projects to make a beautiful gift!
    • SOMETHING BIG IS COMING. November 19, 2012. Get excited.
    • Did you see the superheroes? Check out Saturday’s post for the full party recap!

19 comments

  1. Jennifer on said:

    OMG how easy is that?! May I ask what kind of ink did you use to color everything in? You probably listed it but in all my excitement I probably missed it. Lol!

    BTW I am LOVING your new site and all your posts and creativity! I do not comment often (sorry) but I will make a better effort from now on because you are AWESOME!

    Thanks…Jenn

    • amber on said:

      Hi Jennifer! I’ve updated the post with all the ink colors I used for this project. Hope this helps! And, thanks so much for your comment! I’m so happy that this post brought you out of “hiding” ;-)

  2. I assume the Hybrid ink is washable? Do you need to iron it after stamping? Awesome work Amber!

    • amber on said:

      Cecilia! What would I do without you! I totally forgot to include the ironing step! I’ve updated the post to make sure that’s in there. So, yes – you are totally correct! You’ll need to go over the towels with a hot iron once the ink has set overnight. From that point, they are totally washable. I’ve washed mine once with no fading. I am not sure how the ink will hold up after many washes, but since they are handmade, I try to use them more for decor than for cleaning up messes!

      • Thanks Amber! Will try it, not sure whether I can get the hybrid inks in Australia.

  3. beth on said:

    Hi Amber, these are awesome you have so many great ideas. So it looks like you stamp in black and then when back over with the solid stamp in color ink??? Do you have to use Hybird inks??

    • amber on said:

      Hi Beth! I am definitely not a fabric stamping expert – but Hybrid Ink is the only ink I’ve used to successfully stamp on fabrics. I’m sure you could find other inks by taking a trip over to Michael’s or searching online though! Also – you are 100% correct about my stamping on these towels. I first went in with black to create the outlines, then stamped with colored inks to fill in.

      • beth on said:

        Thanks Amber!! I’m going to use the hybrid inks like you did then I know it will work.

  4. janet on said:

    SImply delightful :) Sorry to ask another question but do you need to cover the inked area before ironing? I don’t have the hybrid inks, so that means…..” a wee online shopping trip” YAY!

    • amber on said:

      Ask away!!! You don’t need to cover it at all when you iron. Just iron it as usual and you’re done!

  5. steph on said:

    Shut the front door! Love!!

  6. Dottie on said:

    Super cute tea towels!

  7. Jen on said:

    Hi Amber,

    New reader to your blog and I love it! I was wondering how you managed to get the different colored ink on these little filler stamps… any sort of special trick? I am excited to try this project.

    • amber on said:

      Hi Jen! I am so happy that you’ve found my blog! I love hearing from new readers. The stamp set that I used for this project has separate outline and filler images. This makes it really easy to stamp the outline in black and the filler in any color you wish. Hope this makes sense and answers your question! Please let me know if you have any other questions!

  8. Your tea towels are so pretty! Those little stamps are perfect for it, I like the jars. I’ve got this linked to my DIY tea towels post too today!

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    Did you build this web site yourself? Please
    reply back as I’m wanting to create my very own blog and would like to know
    where you got this from or just what the theme is called.
    Thanks!

    • amber on said:

      Hey! So glad you like the design of my blog. I worked with Roundhouse Designs to create it and they are fantastic to work with. Their link is at the very, very bottom of the blog.

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