Make It: Sponge Stamped Tea Towels
Aleah’s parents always do an incredible job dressing up gifts for us kids with the kind of adornments you want to hold onto forever. One year at Christmastime we just couldn’t wait to unwrap what was inside the most beautifully wrapped boxes in various shapes and sizes and snuggled into brown butcher paper. They were topped with gorgeous Pacific Northwest-inspired tags with a dash of magical gold paint, spongy moss, and teeny tiny pine cones and lovely gold lettering. In fact, Aleah still has one of the tags in a sentimental box and it brings back memories of snow and the woods of Washington. Another year was stark white paper dressed up with stamped evergreen trees made from spongy stamps and finished with woodsy rustic ribbon perfect for the season. We reminisced about this packaging this past Christmas and Aleah’s mom said next year she’ll bring back the spongy stamps – hooray!
Such a fun project for kids, there are so many ways that you can use sponge stamps: think hearts, diamonds, trees, initials, squares, and even flowers. They can be used on kids’ school book wrapped in white paper, on stationery, gifts, and tea towels, like for our project today.