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Easy Hand Painted Mother’s Day Tea Towel

Make custom tea towels for Mom to celebrate Mother's Day.

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At a Glance:

Project #15038 Skill Level: Beginner Time:
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This project features these great brands:

  • Fabric Creations Logo
  • Mediums and Finishes Logo

Fabric Creations™ Soft Fabric Inks - Black, 2 oz. - 25999

Number Needed: 1 $3.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Finishes - Clearcote™ Aerosol Acrylic Sealer - Matte, 6 oz. - 788

Number Needed: 1 $6.59 $3.50
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Folkart ® Brush Sets - Detail Brush Set, 10 pc. - 44278

Number Needed: 1 $5.99
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Other Supplies

  • Downloadable art – “Mom’s Super Stars”
  • Blank tea towel
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Wax paper
  • Paper plate
  • Water basin
  • Iron


  1. Prep the tea towel by pressing out any wrinkles. Place a sheet of wax paper between the towel and a smooth surface. Tape the towel in place on all four sides.
  2. Print the downloadable art with the words in reverse with a laser printer. Trim the saying and cut in two parts above the word RAISING.
  3. Using the acrylic sealer in a well ventilated area, spray the top half of the design liberally on the FRONT side of the art coating the laser words.
  4. Immediately lay the art face down on the tea towel. Rub over design pressing firmly to transfer image.
  5. Repeat steps 3-4 with the bottom half of the saying.
  6. Paint over the design in Fabric Creations Soft Fabric Ink using a variety of detail paint brushes. Let dry completely.
  7. Press with iron to set design before washing.
  8. Add decorative trim with fabric glue if desired. 
Note: For a single child, add an “A” under the word raising and trim off the last “s” in superstars before transferring onto the tea towel.

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