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This jam packed post has a picture and video tutorial for making DIY Deco Foil Fruit Tea Towels, plus 9 free fruit printables to use for this project or other fun fruit crafting purposes. Think T-shirts, card making, wall decor, decorative pillows, bags, and applique for every DIY under the sun. You’re Welcome.
*This post is sponsored by Thermoweb, makers of some of my FAVORITE crafting and sewing materials, like the Deco Foil and Heat ‘n Bond products. Creativity at my fingertips!! All opinions are always my own and I’m so grateful for Thermoweb’s continued support.
**Be sure to see more Summer time DIY’s and ideas from my friends, found at the bottom of this post.
It’s the season of delicious and juicy fruit, but why stop at eating it? Decorate with fruit, craft with fruit, wear fruit . . . whatever it takes to enjoy every bit of the fruit bearing season.
And what a beautiful fruit bearing season it has been so far. We’ve had such gorgeous magical evenings here in the Rocky Mountains, it called for moving my photography project outdoors with the sunset and our chippy yellow shed as my backdrop.
Before I show you some of my shots, watch all the details and see the steps for making Deco Foil Fruit Tea Towels, in my video below.
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I so love to set up simple outdoor eating areas for my little family. Whether it is a dinner night out or a simple refreshment break, it always feels so special to dine outside in the beautiful weather . . . until it gets scorching hot, anyway.
I wanted to give you a close look at the variety of tea towels you could make with my free fruit printables and the deco foil products.
I like to crinkle the foils to give the towels a bit of a vintage vibe.
You can go as colorful as you want or keep it to the more neutral metallics in the deco foil line.
While I have 9 free fruit printables to choose from, you can also get even more creative by finding other silhouette images from online.
But I absolutely adore these fruit shapes, designed for us by my dear friend and amazing graphic designer, Kendra, from Key Lime Digital Designs.
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Even though Mother’s Day is already past, I had made so many of these tea towels so I could gift them to the mother’s in my family when they all came over for a Mother’s Day dinner.
It just happened to also be lilac blooming season, and I had put my girls to work clipping lilacs for easy centerpieces.
Make up a bunch and have on hand for gifts or to stock your kitchen with one of a kind towels.
Are you ready to have some foil fun yourself? Lets talk about the 5 “Ingredients” (as mentioned in the video) that you will need to create your own fruit foil projects.
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1 – Fruit Templates/Printables – be sure to snag those up above in the subscriber form. Then the access to my TIDBITS SUBSCRIBER LIBRARY will automatically be sent in your email.
2 – Tea Towel – or any plain towel of your choice. I actually went with inexpensive flour sack towels from Walmart, but I’ve seen them at craft stores too. I like the vintage weave and crinkle of the flour sacks most.
3 – Hot Melt Adhesive – Created by Thermoweb and found in the Deco Foil line. Find at craft stores or online HERE.
4 – Deco Foils – in any color of your choosing! There are so many to choose from! Start your browsing HERE.
5 – Parchment Paper – Buy from your marketplace or Deco Foil Parchment Paper.
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Other household items you will need include, a paper, pencil, cutting board or mat, sharp pointed knife or craft blade, iron and ironing board or mat.
Begin by printing out your fruit of choice.
Trace the fruit design onto the hot melt adhesive, on the smooth side.
Using a craft knife, cut out the shape from the hot melt adhesive.
Fold your tea towel in thirds to find the center.
Mark a small dot on the spot where you will place the fruit.
Unfold the tea towel and place a piece of paper under the towel, to protect the iron mat from potentially getting adhesive on it.
Place the fruit cut out shape on it’s marked spot, bumpy side down, and cover with parchment paper.
Press down and hold according to the hot melt adhesive package directions.
Let cool completely, then peel off the paper backing from the fruit design, leaving the adhesive layer onto the towel.
Optional: To achieve a vintage worn look to your foil, crinkle the deco foil sheet with your hand, then smooth out flat.
Place the foil color side up on top of the fruit design, with parchment paper on top of the foil. Press according to package directions.
IMPORTANT!! Let the foil cool completely. If you try to remove the foil to quickly, it has a hard time adhering to the towel.
Once cool, peel away the foil and admire the transfer! It’s exciting every time!
This DIY craft is perfect for all ages and very fun to involve your kids.
I hope you’ve been inspired to create and enjoy the magic of this fruitful season!
I’d love to hear your thoughts and questions for this project. I couldn’t wait to try the foils on tea towels, but do you have another idea for a fun way to use these fruit printables and foils? Please share with us in the comments below. You can also see how I used some Autumn color foils in my Metallic Fall Pillows post HERE.
Thanks for reading!