DIY Enzo Mari-inspired tea towel

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Paint stems
Paint stems

We’ve wanted to try our hand at paint stamping for some time now and finally thought of the perfect project!

Ever since Dee used that stunning Enzo Mari print in the challenge kitchen, we haven’t been able to get that giant green pear off our minds… Here it is for anyone who missed it.

Enzo Mari 'Due La Pera' print
Enzo Mari ‘Due La Pera’ print

Today we’re going to create some Enzo-Mari-inspired tea towels 🙂

[ingredients title=”Items you will need”]
  • Sewing machine
  • Overlocker
  • White fabric
  • Scissors
  • Green paint (we used Hunter Green by Haymes)
  • Wood block
  • Felt shapes or craft foam
  • Super glue
  • Fine tip paint brush
[/ingredients]
Items you will need
Items you will need
[directions title=”Steps:”]
  1. Cut a piece of white fabric 55cm wide by 75cm long. Overlock the edges and sew a 1cm folded seam OR You can buy a plain white tea towel already made.
  2. Overlock and sew the edges
    Overlock and sew the edges
  3. Create a stamp by gluing a felt pear onto a wood block. If you cannot find felt shapes, you can use craft foam to cut out the pear shape and glue it onto a wood block.
  4. Create stamp
    Create stamp
  5. Dip the stamp into the paint (we used a small amount of paint on a plastic plate) and stamp pear shapes over the tea towel. Tip: be careful not to use too much paint or your pears will look more like random blobs. You can always use your fine paint brush to touch up any areas later.
  6. Use your fine-tip paint brush to paint brown or black stems onto the pears.
[/directions]
Paint stems
Paint stems

Allow to dry and voila, you’re done!

Pear tea towel finished

DIY pear tea towel

You can use this technique to create personalised cushions and pillow cases — we’ve even seen some people use it to make quilt covers and table cloths.

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    • Thanks Bec! There are endless possibilities and it’s a fool-proof way to paint (if you’re not an artist like us!). Have fun making your pillow cases 🙂

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