Sunday, September 18, 2011

Stenciled Halloween Hand Towel

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A few weeks ago, I posted a Hand Stenciled Halloween Pillow that I had made.  Well, I liked it so much I decided to shrink the same stenciled images so that it would fit on a hand towel.  I might be changing the name to a “bar towel” since I kind of like it hanging on the copper beverage drink stand I use whenever we have a party. 

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Here is the Hand Stenciled Halloween Pillow that I was talking about.   For the towel, I decided to add a bat and the number “13”.  Hmmm…I wonder if I should go back and add a bat to my pillow?  Anyway…

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First thing I did was pull out my stencil burning tool and let it heat up while I printed out a smaller version of the witch after I sized it smaller in my Word program.  I found a smallish bat that I liked and made a copy of him too.  I cut the stencils out and also pulled out my number stencils and some washable fabric paint. 

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I stenciled on the “No. 13” first and then after that was dry, I used the top of a spray paint can and traced it with a pencil on the towel to make the moon.  When that was dry I then stenciled on the witch and added the bat. 

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I made the towel out of some painter’s cloth that I had.  I used another hand towel as the pattern and cut out my painter’s cloth to the same size.  After ironing it, I turn each of the four edges in about 1/4 inch and ironed it in place.  Then I turned it a 1/4 inch again on top of itself so that I have a double turned hem.  Then I stitched down all four sides with my sewing machine and ironed it one last time.   Ready to stencil!

I think it turned out cute and I am glad I added the bat.  I might have to make one more to hang in my powder room. 

6 comments:

A Touch of Country said...

I love it I am having a party in October and this would be perfect for the bathroom and just like you did...the beverage cart! Thanks for such great ideas!
Natalie

Snappy Di said...

These are all so cute and bat or not bat, I love them! The pillows just blow my skirt up! LOL Or maybe they sail my boat?

Jane said...

Love it! I am so impressed that you cut your own stencils....you have a much steadier hand than I do!!
Jane

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love it, Lisa! It turned out great! The addition of the number 13 is a great touch. It looks so crisp and I like it hanging off your drink cart, too.

Denise said...

It looks great. What kind of paint did you use, will you be able to wash it? I'd like to stencil some fall towells to use at a table setting, need to find the towels first though!!

EliFla said...

Here it's still so hot.... we are still going to the seaside...it's difficult to think to HAlloween ,,,,but I like your ideas..... xoxoxox, Flavia