My Swarovski-encrusted project is almost complete! I showed you this photo last week…
…and I’ve made quite a bit of progress since then.
Do you have any thoughts on what this might be turning into?? Share them below! You’ll see the after look tomorrow, so stay tuned!
This project was a first for me! I love dyeing anything and everything, but I hadn’t ever played with a resist of sorts (outside of rubber bands while tie dyeing) until today. And who knew…Elmer’s Blue Gel was going to be MVP?!
Not sure about you, but most (er, 98%) of my kitchen hand towels are spotty and stained. I thought this would be a practical and cute way to upcycle those old towels into something a little fresher instead of going out and grabbing new ones. The most fun part of this is that you not only get to become creative with your color choices, but you can personalize the towels! You can pick a word, children’s initials, the family surname, etc. to be what gets stenciled onto the towel. I worked with Rit Dye on this project, so the color options were going to be on point as well~
I chose the word “HOT”, knowing that this towel would be hanging from the stove. Yeah, just had to go literal on this one!
Using painter’s tape or duct tape, create letter stencils (like I did), use ready-made iron-on or adhesive stencils, or even print out on a sheet of paper to put underneath the towel to trace, for alternate stencil options.
Once the stencils are affixed to the towels…
When I first saw this zebra shirt at a garage sale, I totally passed it up. It was on a garment rack with a slew of other polyester shirts and I just wasn’t having any of them.
However I kept walking by it and started thinking about how fun zebra print is. The more I thought about it, I realized that this could be a piece that could work well…
…with the right styling and a good fit.
I guess it’s good that I tend to linger at garage sales – gives me just enough time to turn a “no” into a “yes”. And, when I brought it to the sellers to pay for (along with the other goodies I found), they just gave it to me (thanks guys!!). I think they had seen enough of it and was ready to say goodbye.
Happy Weekend, friends!! I hope everyone is taking it easy and enjoying the rays. It’s an outdoorsy Saturday and Sunday for me with the Hollywood Bowl on the agenda as well with a field day (complete with DIY tees!) with some pals. You’ll be seeing the tees this week – they’re so easy and turned out super cute!
…but never real stems. I think it turned out gorgeous.
I think they would make perfect headpieces for a wedding. Time to get engaged! (PS, they dry even better, too!)