Over the weekend I took Jasper (my pup) for a nice walk and couldn’t help but admire all of the beautiful fall leaves on the ground. I scooped up a few of my favorite maple leaves and brought them home because I knew they’d be perfect for a craft project. After checking out the craft supplies in my desk, I knew exactly what to make – a leaf stamped tea towel! It’s an easy project and adds a nice fall touch to my kitchen!
Supplies Needed for Leaf Stamped Tea Towels
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- Leaves (pick freshly fallen leaves – not ones that have started to dry out and curl)
- Plain tea towel
- Acrylic paints in a variety of fall colors
- Wax paper
- Decorative trim
- Permanent fabric glue
How to Make Leaf Stamped Tea Towels
Begin by mixing acrylic paints so that they’re mottled and a blend of shades you see in fall leaves. Then, flip over a leaf and paint the underside with a thin coat of paint. You want to paint the underside because the leaf’s veins are more prominent and will leave more of an impression on the tea towel.
Flip the leaf over and place it paint side down onto the tea towel.
Cut a piece of wax paper and lay it on top. (The wax paper prevents any paint that squishes out from under the leaf from getting on the brayer and making a mess on the tea towel.) Then gently roll the brayer over the leaf and remove the wax paper. Repeat this process until the entire tea towel is covered in leaf prints.
Once the paint has dried, attach decorative trim to the bottom edge of the tea towel with permanent fabric glue.
That is just how easy it is to use fall leaves to make a beautiful leaf stamped tea towel for your kitchen!
You could also use this method on pillows, tote bags, or anything else that’s fabric!
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