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Lemon Kitchen Towels

Level of difficulty:  Beginner

Design and create your own deliciously cute, fruit-stamped flour sack tea towel! We used lemons and oranges to make a fun, summery pattern.

What You'll Need:

Let's Do This!


Step 1:

  1. Cut a lemon and an orange in half.
  2. Squeeze some of the juice from the fruit.
  3. Use a knife to remove some of the flesh in the segments and expose the walls. Try to keep the walls intact, as that will help with creating a more detailed print.


Step 2:

  1. Use a paint brush to apply a thick coat of paint to the fruit.
  2. Press the fruit onto the fabric. Tip: Protect the surface you are working on. The paint may bleed through the fabric.
  3. Lift the fruit to reveal your print.
  4. Touch up any missing spots with a paint brush and paint.


Step 3:

  1. Stamp a few lemons in a row and then add an orange. Make your own pattern! Let dry.


Step 4:

  1. Acrylic paint is permanent once dried. Use an iron on a cotton setting to heat-set your fabric pattern.

Lemon Kitchen Towels!