Turn a Tea Towel Into a Unique Artwork

Posted by Cherise Rautenbach on

We've recently been getting pretty crafty here at Tizzy Home and Giftware! One of our customers sent us in a photo of a unique way she had used one of our tea towels, and we thought we would give it a try too. We Turned our "Life and Lemons" Tea towel into a one of a kind canvas for the wall! Making decorations at home can be easy, this just took afew steps, and the best bit is, no one else will have a piece just the same in their house! Unique, one of a kind, easy to make! In this post I'll show you the transition and steps it took to turn a boring just a tea towel and an old canvas into something cool!

 

What you'll need:

  • An old canvas - an old piece of art that isn't being used is a good idea, you just need to make sure that the canvas is smaller than your tea towel and fits the design on nicely.
  • Something to remove the staples on the old canvas, we used a screwdriver to loosen them and a pair of pliers to pull them out
  • Staple gun - for sticking the tea towel in place
  • A tea towel with an awesome design on it!

Step One:

We've got an old piece of art that we no longer like! You could buy a cheap plain canvas if you wanted, but this was lying around being unnappreciated so we decided to give it a new lease of life

Step 2: Were going to use our tools and remove the staples holding the canvas to the wooden frame beneath it. There will be quite a few around the edges, this is probably the most time consuming part. If you've bought a brand new blank canvas you could just leave the canvas attached and place the tea towel on top.

Step 3: Now your canvas should look like this:

You want to get your tea towel now and spread it over your canvas frame.

Make sure to leave a good overhang on the tea towel as you want to be able to staple the edges of the tea towel to the back of the canvas frame ( so that when the tea towel art is hanging on the wall the staples cant be seen)

We stapled gunned the top of the tea towel to the canvas frame first, then the bottom, and then I had help to stretch the sides of the tea towel as far as possible over the canvas frame to make sure the tea towel was tightly in place before we stapled it on. The tighter the tea towel is on the canvas frame, the better it looks when hanging.

We pulled the tea towel over the canvas and stapled the edges to the back so that the staples aren't visible when hanging, and stapled all the way around the edges. We left the very corners till last and gave them a nice fold (you could cut a slit in the corners of the tea towel for a better fit if you wanted).

 

And this is the finished product:

Check out our awesome Tea Towels we have in stock, and make yourself a unique piece of art!

 

 


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