It’s officially Spook-tober around here! We have been decorating outdoors all weekend long, and my body sure doesn’t feel as youthful as it once did after two long days of bending and climbing. That’s right, you can see what I mean by checking out last year’s Outdoor Halloween Tour. It’s a big deal around here ya’ll. I can’t wait to take pictures so I can share! (BAM! See our 2014 outdoor tour here now!)
Today I’ve got a not-so-spooky project to share…a super simple way to make your very own personalized Halloween hand towels!
Aren’t these fun? I made these using Transfer Artist Paper:
This is supposed to work on many surfaces, but so far I’ve had the best luck on fabric. It works amazingly well on fabric! (This is NOT a sponsored post by the way, I just love this product!)
I just print out the image I want to transfer in the reverse. In this case, I used a photo I found online and added my own words using the “A Lolita Scorned” font:
You could personalize it with your family name or anything you want.
I found a hand towel at TJ Maxx and already had a cotton napkin and black ribbon:
I ironed the graphic onto the napkin.
Then I cut it about two inches above and below the image, and ironed the top and bottom edges over. I kept the original side seams in tact.
Next I sewed the black ribbon to the napkin using a zigzag stitch:
Then I centered the panel on the hand towel and sewed in place, close to the bottom edge:
I folded the sides over and sewed them in place also.
Cute, no? The only thing spooky about this is the word “spooky” printed on it.
It’s perfect in my downstairs guest bathroom that we already added a few spooky touches to…
Here are a couple of pretty projects that I’ve used this paper on:
My next project is not Halloween related, but I’ll be sharing my outdoor tour very soon! My new Halloween Wreath is feeling right at home!
Are you decorating for Halloween?
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