Easter Dish Towel

What a pretty dish towel for Easter!

This decorated dish towel makes a perfect Easter gift for loved ones. It's festive, and in the spirit of the season, decorated with vegetable prints. Great cook or not, any doting relative would be delighted with a self-decorated dish towel as pretty as this one!

 

What you will need:

  • A plain white dish towel
  • Fabric paint
  • Paint brush
  • Newspapers
  • 1 large, smooth potato
  • Vegetables with pretty patterns for printing
  • (Suggestions: okra, peapod, bitter gourd, carrot)

  • Knife

 

What to do:

  1. Cut the potato lengthwise, so that the cut section resembles the shape of an egg.
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  3. Cut the remaining vegetables breadth wise, exposing their natural patterns.
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    Vegetables ready to be painted

     

     

  5. Cover your work area in newspapers.
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  7. Use the paintbrush to cover the flesh of the potato with a bright color.
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    Red potato = a red egg!

     

     

  9. Press the potato down firmly onto the dish towel.

     

    Put even pressure on all sides to get a nice, even print.

     

    You now have a pretty egg-shaped pattern on your towel.
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  11. Repeat the pattern across the towel with different colors and as much spacing as you prefer.

     

    Tip: Instead of using a new potato half for every color, reuse the painted potato by slicing off the painted section.

     

    Let's paint the potato blue next!

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  13. Use the smaller vegetables to create patterns on the eggs.

     

    Okra and peapods make pretty patterns

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  15. Use the paintbrush to add more details to the patterned eggs.

     

    Now they look more like Easter eggs!
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  17. Paint some grass below the eggs.

     

    The Easter bunny was here.
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  19. Add an Easter message at the bottom of the towel, and decorate the remaining sides any way you wish.

     

    Decorate the Easter dish towel
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You now have a very pretty self-decorated dish towel that you can use at home or gift to loved ones for Easter!

 

Voila! The finished product!

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