Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend. For those of you on the East Coast, I hope you all had minimal damage from the storm and stayed safe.
As promised, today I’m sharing my first Holiday project of the year! I am seriously so excited for Christmas, so much that I almost put on Christmas music the other day. I’m normally not this anxious but I’m really feeling the Holiday Cheer this year :)
Today, I have a really simple and sweet Holiday Gift Idea for you. Using white cotton fabric, Jacquard Lumiere paints and a basic sewing machine stitch, I made these chic Hand Painted Christmas Dish Towels.
As always, I’m sporting the neutral colors. But these could easily be done in any color combination.
I think they would make a perfect homemade gift for the Holidays. Let’s face it, we all could use some extra dish towels!
Jacquard Products were nice enough to send me a box full of fun paints to try out and I’ve been having a blast experimenting and trying new mediums. Their Lumiere Metallic Paints really stuck out to me and I have basically fallen in love with them. I decided to use some of the Lumiere Paints to make a set of Christmas Dish Towels and I am really happy with how they turned out. I used the Sunset Gold and Metallic Silver for the snow flakes and the Metallic Bronze for the JOY graphic.
I chose to make my dish towels from scratch since I already had the white fabric lying around. My first step was to cut the fabric. My dish towels measure 16 1/2 X 28″ (unfinished). You could easily find plain white dish towels at the dollar store or kitchen store.
The paints are designed to ‘go on like butter’ and they aren’t lying. The paints are smooth and silky and they provide incredible coverage. I was seriously shocked with how well they brushed onto the fabric. Unlike other paints I’ve tried out, the Lumiere paints don’t absorb as much into the fabric so you aren’t wasting a lot of paint. They really just glide right over it.
To create the JOY towel. I used masking tape (my preferred tape when painting fabric) to create my color block and then printed JOY letters using my Silhouette Cameo. I used a ruler to place my letters onto the fabric and then used a clear adhesive to make sure the stencils were secure to the fabric (I first saw this over at Making Home Base and I thought it was a brilliant idea since I always tend to get a few smears). I painted directly over the letters with the Metallic Bronze. I only needed one coat of the paint and it went on beautifully. After it was dry, I removed the tape and the letters.
Because I made mine from scratch, I needed to finish the edges. So I used my serger to finish the edges, pressed the seam and finished it with a basic top-stitch.
And if you are dying to try out some Jacquard Products too, you can enter to win a set of 32 gorgeous Powdered Pigments. Giveaway Post HERE.
Soooo, who will be receiving your Hand Painted Christmas Dish Towels this year?Disclosure: Jacquard Products provided the paint for this project. All opinions are 100% my own. Linking to some of the parties here along with Today’s Creative Blog, TipJunkie, Home Stories A 2 Z, Funky Junk Interiors, The Shabby Nest, My Repurposed Life, The Shabby Creek Cottage, Thrifty Decor Chick, FOLK Magazine