Get Crafty: Use Vegetables to Hand-Stamp Tea Towels

by | Updated: December 2nd, 2016 | Read time: 1 minute

Roasting, sautéing, stir-frying, even juicing—the ways to prep and enjoy vegetables are endless. But here’s one that might not have crossed your mind. With some creative carving and a little paint, you can use veggies as crafty stamps to add colorful swirls, stars and other shapes to fabric, paper, wood or…whatever! As long as you’re doing dishes, why not keep these pretty tea towels nearby to brighten the chore?

Hand Stamping Towels with Vegetables

DIY Hand-Stamped Tea Towels

What you’ll need:

Plain-colored or white towels
Firm vegetable(s) of choice: potatoes, carrots, etc.
Paring knife
Fabric or acrylic paints
Method dish soap and surface spray

What to do:

1. Use paring knife to carefully cut vegetables into shapes and patterns to make stamps.

Vegetable Stamps

2. Cover table surface with newspaper or scrap paper to protect. Spread towel on surface and smooth flat with hands.

3. Use paintbrush to coat vegetable stamp with paint.

Hand-Stamped Tea Towels

4. Gently press stamp to towels, lift and repeat as desired.

5. Let towels dry.

6. Use method dish soap to clean paintbrush and surface spray to tidy up!