Lately, we’ve been all about painting. To switch it up we’ve tried using sliced food to create paint stamps. I’ve seen lots of different food based stamps out there and the celery “roses” are by far my favorite! We added some strawberry leaves and they are adorable!
We made these hand painted kitchen towels for our moms and grandmas this year for Mother’s Day. They were so easy to make, and the ladies loved them!
What you need:
- 1 Celery heart
- Strawberries (a few sliced in half)
- Green fabric paint (we got the “Soft” kind)
- Pink fabric paint
- Plain kitchen towels
- 2 Plates
- Drop cloth
Step 1 – Place a drop cloth on the table and spread out the kitchen towels.
Step 2 – Place a small amount of fabric paint on each of the plates. You only need a thin, even layer. Too much paint will cause the celery print to be less distinguished.
Step 3 – Carefully slice the bottom of the celery heart off about 4 or 5 inches from the bottom to create the celery stamp.
Step 4 – Swirl the celery (sliced side down) on the plate to cover with pink paint. Stamp the paint onto the kitchen towel.
Step 5 – Swirl the strawberry half (sliced side down) on the plate to cover with green paint. Stamp the leaves onto the kitchen towel around the celery “flower.” You’ll probably need to use a few strawberries because they start to get a little mushy after a few prints.
Cover the towels with as many flowers as you’d like. Let the paint dry for at least 24 hours before using. Double check with the fabric paint label, but these should be machine washable.
With wedding season coming up, these are adorable gifts for the bride to be for her wedding shower!