DIY Halloween Tea Towels
Still Loving Halloween
I’ve been in the Halloween niche for over 20 years now. I operated an online shop for most of that span and my favorite time was when the wholesale catalogs would start trickling in. It was always exciting to see what was new.
I still love it when Halloween rolls around. And, I still get excited to see all the new wicked wares unleashed for the season.
But, lately, I’m more of an admirer than a buyer. I prefer to craft or hack what I want to fit my decor rather than make my decor work around an item I purchased.
I have a massive list of projects I want to work on before Halloween, including a few like this one that will use up some of the Halloween-themed fabric in my stash.
So let’s jump in and create some haunted Halloween tea towels that are perfect for cleaning up after your fright night snack.
Here’s what we will need:
E6000 Fabri-fuse adhesive glue
Towel – I picked up mine at Hobby Lobby (now sold out / discontinued) but these towels are similar
I recommend prewashing and drying your fabric and towels to allow for any shrinkage. Then press with an iron before cutting.
Decide what parts of the fabric you want to use for the project and cut out the design area.
Next, trim as close to the design as possible.
There is a white outline around the graphics on the material I’m using, making it easier to trim. (Fabric Traditions Halloween Spooky Skull & Pumpkin Candle Damask with Glitter 2017- shown on the left.)
Now that you have your design cut out determine where you want to place it on the towel.
Once you have your placement figured out, put a piece of parchment paper under your towel to prevent any adhesive from getting on your work surface.
Put your fabric face-down on another piece of parchment paper and cover the back in E6000 Fabri-fuse adhesive. Cover well and be sure to get all of the edges but don’t over-saturate.
Take your fabric piece, lay it on the towel, gently press down and clean up any excess glue.
Check the edges and add more glue if needed to secure.
Now, walk away and let the piece dry for at least 8 hours.
And, just like that, you have terrifically terrifying towels to haunt your kitchen this Halloween.
I love the way these haunted Halloween tea towels turned out. So much so that I have a second one in the works, and I’m making another tutorial with a few tips and tricks to help you do even more elaborate fussy-cut pieces. I’ll link it here once I’ve got it ready to go.