Author: Elsie Larson,Budget: $,Crafts,D.I.Y. Project,Dining Room,Home Decor,One Day Project,Textile Printing,

Polka dot technique 1It's no secret that I love polka dots! Patterned textiles are taking over my closet and my home! Today I want to teach you how to make your own messy polka dot tea towel. I am always looking for more cute things for my kitchen. I love the imperfect polka dot pattern. I really enjoy printing, stamping and dying fabrics. It's an obsessions and I can't wait to share it with you!Polka dot stepsThis technique only takes two easy steps... 1. Gather 3 things- QTips, Martha Stewart Craft Paint (works on all surfaces), and a textile to print on. 2. Dip your QTip in paint and press it down on your fabric. For every coat of paint you can make 4-6 dots, they will get lighter as you go, which adds charm to the finished piece! Repeat until the entire surface is covered. This can be time consuming, so it's a great project for a movie night or phone conversation! Polka dot technique 2If you love the idea of handprinting your own textiles, you're in luck! This month I am sharing about a dozen different ways to print your own fabric! Techniques will range from super simple (like this one) to more advanced and technical. The best part about printing your own fabric is having a piece of clothing or decor that is one of a kind! I hope you have a wonderful day. xo. elsie


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