We recommend that you start by washing the finish from the tea towel and leaving it to dry. Print out the cactus design and create a cardboard template in your desired size. Make sure you have everything you need before you begin.
Lay your tea towel on top of the cardboard and draw the outline of your cactus using the template and the edding 4500 textile marker in green.
Next, perfect the cactus shape with a few curved strokes using the textile marker in green. Now add 3 cm long strokes for the cactus spines. Using the ruler and the edding 4600 textile pen in dark green, draw straight lines in the shape of a flower pot.
Leave your design to dry for approx. 15 minutes, then colour in your cactus using the textile marker in pale green.
Using the edding 4500 textile marker in neon orange, draw two 1 cm-wide horizontal stripes along the flower pot and colour them in.
Next, add pink, triangular flowers to make your cactus bloom.
If you like, you can also add a sentiment under your cactus design. To do this, place our "Lookin’ Sharp" template beneath your cactus design and draw out the letters using the edding textile pen in green. To fix your design, iron it using the no-steam setting. Your tea towel will then be able to withstand washes of up to 60°C!
Products and materials
- Light-coloured tea towels made from cotton or linen (not waffle fabric)
- Cactus template
- Cardboard to place under your design
- Cardboard for the template
- Ruler, scissors
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