DIY Stenciled Dish Towel

Posted by Meghan Quinones

I have really been feeling stencils this week. I. Mean. Really! It's hard to pass up a good stencil when you see it, you know what I mean? When I saw the Handmade Charlotte Ikat Stencil, I KNEW I had to use it!

I rummaged through our craftroom to see what I could stencil. I came across some white dish towels I had picked up for another project (but never ended up using). I knew these would be perfect for my stencil. I have to say, the secret to getting a perfect image with this stencil is using spray adhesive. With so many intricate cuts, the adhesive really helps adhere your stencil to your fabric so your paint won't bleed. This stenciled dish towel is the perfect addition to your Fall decor. The gold paint gives it a look of real elegance!

You can grab your Plaid Folkart Ikat Handmade Charlotte Stencil here.

Here's what you'll need:

  • Plaid Folkart Ikat Handmade Charlotte Stencil
  • Plain White Dish Towel
  • Decoart Americana Metallic Gold Paint
  • Plaid Decor Spouncer
  • Plaid Stencil Adhesive
  • Paper Towel

Let's get crafty!

Lay your stencil face down on your paper towel and spray it with adhesive.

Iron your dish towel. Then, place your stencil on the bottom left hand side of your towel about an inch and a half up. Place your paper towel on the other side of your towel.

Dip your dauber in paint and begin painting over your stencil.

When you are finished, remove your stencil. Place your stencil next to your prior design. Make sure both are lined up.

Use an extra paint brush to press down on your stencil, making sure it is attached to your towel. Add paint to your stencil. Continue stenciling the bottom of your towel until you get to the end.

Once your bottom row has dried, flip your stencil so the smaller design is on the bottom. Then, center it between the two design on the first row. Begin painting.

Keep filling in the second row with your stencil design. Don't forget to fill in your the edges of your towel with your stencil!