When it comes to pretty linens and tea-towels, I definitely have a small weakness. OK, a big weakness.
Recently, I came across a particular tea that I liked so much I decided to turn it into tea towel art.
I typically use various linens in my food styling efforts for this blog and this tea-towel is part of a collection of fun, typography-laden linens.
This set is from Studio Patro which carries a colorful selection of similar towels, aprons and napkins among other things.
Here’s a look at how I used one of the tea-towels in the series to style my post on HOW TO MAKE PEACH COBBLER.
I think this “BAKE” tea-towel would look especially lovely hanging in a baker’s kitchen.
While the tea-towels certainly add an interesting and unexpected element to my food photos, it seemed more fitting to use this one particular towel as a more visible, daily reminder to appreciate the little things.
Throughout this post, I’ll show you how easy it is to turn great tea-towels into fun wall art.
I was going to buy a new frame but then I remembered I already had a framed poster which was tucked away in my basement storage room.
It was a breeze to peel off the paper backing.
The poster had triple matting which made it all the more attractive to re-purpose.
As you can see, some of the edging peeled off but it was clear the damage would not be visible once I put everything back together.
The original poster was too secure to remove from the original piece of foam core board but I was able to pick up another board at my local office supply store.
Spray a very light amount of re-positionable adhesive onto the back of the t-towel and allow to air dry for several minutes.
It’s very important to use RE-POSITIONABLE adhesive and NOT permanent adhesive so you can easily re-adjust the placement of the tea-towel onto the foam core.
NOTE: It’s a good idea to spray a test piece of similar fabric first to make sure the adhesive doesn’t bleed through the fabric.
Position the tea-towel onto the foam core board and check the placement by putting the mats back in place.
Make sure your hands are clean of oil or any debris sweep your hands over the tea-towel so that it’s secure.
Use a clean rolling pin to flatten out any creases.
Insert mat back into the frame.
Insert toothpicks into the back of the wood frame where the screw holes were removed.
This will help guide the proper placement of the paper backing.
Brown paper wrapping comes in large rolls and is available at most crafts stores.
Measure the width and length of the back of the frame and cut the paper to fit.
Once the tea-towel and matting has been secured in the frame, place the kraft paper backing over the back side of the wood frame.
Pierce the paper with the toothpicks. These holes will mark where you need to return the screws.
Trim the paper just inside the edge of the frame.
Apply a thin strip of glue along the edge of the wood frame and adhere the paper to the frame.
Remove the toothpicks and replace the bracket and screws.
You can also purchase small, rubber wall protectors to adhere to the corners of the frame to prevent scuffing or scratching.
As you can see, not every linen needs to be saved for dishes or photo styling.
Consider turning that next great tea into fabulous tea towel wall art. ♥
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