How to make your own colourful tea towels

Brighten up kitchen essentials with this fab idea from Style at Home

You don’t have to paint the walls to give your kitchen an update. These gorgeous accessories are a doddle to create using decorative paints – and take next to no time to do. So, go back to your school days and use a spud stamp to liven up plain tea towels.

Takes 30 min

Costs £6.34 per towel

What you’ll need

1 potato

Felt-tip pen

Small, sharp knife

Pebeo Setacolor Opaque fabric paints in Royal Blue and Aniseed Green, £3.99 for 45ml, both HobbyCraft

Plain white tea towels, £2.35 each, The Clever Baggers

Tip Stamp your leaf design on to other kitchen things, like an apron, canvas shopping bag and oven gloves.

1) Cut the potato in half so you have a flat surface. Soak up the
moisture with kitchen roll. Draw a leaf shape on one half of the potato
with the felt-tip pen.

2) Score with the knife around your pen line. Cut away the potato
around your scored line to leave a raised leaf shape. Repeat on the
other potato half.

3) Pour the fabric paint in two saucers. Practice by stamping the potatoes onto paper first, then stamp a design on the tea towel. When dry, fix with a warm iron.

Tip Create a variety of patterns by mixing two different leaf designs or stamping in two different colours.

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