INSIDE : How to create easy and fun Leaf Stamp DIY Towel project. Grab your kids, dog and a cozy scarf and start collecting those leaves!
I love the fall, as do most people I know. However, I must admit something… the colors typically associated with the fall season are not my favorite go-to colors. I adore the leaves changing colors, but ask me to put orange, cream, yellow, rust and brown in my home and I might shed just a little tiny tear (dramatic much?). If you feel the same, you might like this Leaf Dream Catcher project in pinks, oranges and mint green!
Today I am sharing how you can bring the outdoors inside your home and you can pick ANY colors you like to celebrate that Fall is here! Check out how to make a set of these fun DIY Leaf Stamped Towels that I shared last month over at Squirrelly Minds.
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What supplies do I need to make stamped towels?
How do I make a leaf stamped towel?
The first order of business is maybe the best part. Grab your kids, grab your dog, put on a scarf and head outside to collect your favorite fall leaves. I like using the bigger leaves, as they typically have a stronger vein pattern.
Before you start to paint, be sure to add in Textile Medium to your acrylics. This will aide in a smooth paint for your towels. If you skip this step, the paint might crack and crumble on the napkin.
The key to a clean stamp with leaves, is to paint the backside of the leaf. The top typically is more smooth, so the underside is where you should apply a generous amount of paint.
After your leaf is coated with paint, simply turn it over and gently press down on the towel or napkin.
I made three stamped napkins and ended up liking ones with all the same leaf pattern and paint color stamped on a single towel, as opposed to mixing the leaves and colors up. However, you can mix and match as you like best!
Have you done any leap stamping projects recently? All those leaves will be off the trees soon, so you better get a moving!
Looking for other fun fall projects? Check these out!