Turn Children’s Art Into Tea Towels (Guest Post)

Today, I am so excited to have my friend Heather from Setting For Four here guest posting!  She is truly talented, and I am so happy to have her as my first guest poster!

You are going to love, love, love these Tea Towels…
At my blog Setting For Four, I share home decor DIY’s, tutorials and design inspiration from the viewpoint of a stay at home mom of 2 boys, both teenagers 13 and 17. Please stop by my blog sometime and say hello – I love to make new bloggy friends!
Today I am sharing with you a quick and inexpensive way to turn your children’s artwork into an adorable tea towel that will make your kiddos feel really special and will add some whimsy and personality to your kitchen!
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Can you imagine your child’s surprise and delight when they see this? They will love that you gave their artwork a permanent place in the kitchen for everyone to see everyday! My son was very flattered and thought it was very ‘cool’!
Below is the picture I used for this project; our youngest boy drew this picture of our family when he was 9 years old. This picture just makes me smile everytime I look at it and now I can have it in my kitchen too!
Look at all the love arrows we have going on here, and the cheery sun with sunglasses! (apparantly I have a verrry long torso and tiny short legs!! Even that makes me smile!)
Flour Sack kitchen towel, pack of 2 – Mainstays brand, Wallmart
Ultra Fine Point black permanent Sharpie marker
Black and white photocopy of your children’s art
2 straight pins
Wash and dry the flour sack towel.
Place photocopy on table, with the printed side facing up (make sure something is under the photocopy to protect your table).
Place towel on top of photocopy.
Pin the towel to the paper in two places to prevent shifting.
Trace the drawing onto the towel using the Sharpie (The towel is see through enough that you can see the drawing underneath). After the first tracing, I went over the lines once more with the Sharpie to make the lines darker.
That.Is.It!!! You’re done!
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Please visit my blog and say hello sometime!
Again, thank you Jessica for letting me guest post at your inspirational blog today! It was so much fun!

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial! To see another version of this tutorial take a look at my DIY Sharpie French Label Towel….its so easy to make too!

Come visit my blog to see more of my home decorating tutorials, DIY’s and please say hello!


Thank you so much for being my first guest poster,  you are fabulous!!!
Due to having some of my content and posts stolen by no good lazy people who don’t do their own projects, I am sorry to have to truncate (shorten) my feeds. Please don’t hold it against me, and continue reading, because I do love you and want to share my tutorials with you ;)



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  1. says

    Heather! This is too too cute- what a great fun gift for Anyone! I can see Grandmas loving this too- and hello don’t forget the Moms! Super great idea! Yep totally doing it! Whoohoo to being Jess’s first guest post– you set the bar girl! Nice work!

  2. says

    Heather, once again you inspire me! SO cute!!

  3. says

    Thanks Jessica for allowing me to guest post for the first time with you today! I had a lot of fun doing it and hope your readers like the tute! Have a great weekend girlfriend!! :)

  4. says

    Adorable! I’ve had small one decorate right onto the tea towel before but nwo I’m going to try a transfer C:

  5. says

    This is so cute!! I bet your kids think you are the coolest mom ever!! Great job on your first guest post! You killed it!

  6. says

    That is such a great idea…I would love to see my kids art on a towel! Stopping by from the Networking Blog Hop…I am your newest follower! I would love if you would check out my blog and if you like what you see please follow back :)
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  7. says

    Thanks everyone for your sweet comments! It was a very fun DIY to make and my son loved it! Jessica, you are such a great bloggy buddy for allowing me to break my guest posting chops with you!! A very fun experience! Heather :)

  8. says

    Wow! What a great idea! Love your blog… cant believe I havent visited before now.

  9. says

    How clever and adorable is this. I love this idea. Thanks for sharing. winks, jen


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